On Sunday, Australia were crowned the new 2023 ICC World Cup champions beating India on home soil. Throughout the tournament, certain players were impressed. Here are the best teams of the tournament.
Rohit Sharma (India)
Indian captain Rohit Sharma has been impressive in the tournament as the leader of the team. In the campaign, he raked 597 runs, third third-highest batsman on the leaderboard. The 36-year-old opening batsman has played a vital role in leading his country to the final loss to Australia. With the retirement looking close to him, Sharma is continuing to be in great shape.
Quinton De Kock (South Africa)
The 30-year-old Proteas batman was the vital cog for his nation to the semifinals in this World Cup edition. Despite Proteas falling to go over the line once again De Kock had a wonderful tournament scoring 594 runs in 10 matches. With already having announced retirement at the international level, De Kock will leave a big gap and would take a big ask to replace him.
Virat Kohli (India)
Virat Kohli reminded fans across the globe why he is one of the greatest players to ever play the game. ” King ” Kohli as he affectionately called was a leading run go-getter with an incredible 765 runs in total. In the process, he broke the record of most runs ever scored in a single tournament surpassing the previous one held by Sachin Tendulkar. Plus, he scored the 50th ODI record century going past the 49th also belonging to Tendulkar. Coming to the World Cup, he was not in great form but revived himself.
Rachin Ravindra (New Zealand)
One of the big performers in this tournament has to be Rachin Ravindra. The 24-year-old New Zealand star has been a marvel to watch despite playing his first World Cup. He has played like a player with some much experience in the game. He has shown some maturity signs and is tipped to be a great performer in the future.
Shreyas Iyer (India)
One of the experienced members of the Indian national team, Iyer has been one of the best finishers when needed. The 28-year-old Batman has contributed with 530 runs to help India steamroll to the final. Iyer has shown calmness with the bat and is one of the fine performers in the campaign.
Mitchell Marsh (Australia)
Mitchell Marsh proved to many why he is one of the best all-rounders around the world. In guiding Australia to the eventual winners, Marsh’s experience on the big stage contributed to the Aussies to the glory. As one of the leaders in the national team, he has left a mark as one of the best in the game.
Dilshan Madushanka (Sri Lanka)
Sri Lanka had a disappointing World Cup crashing out in the group stages. But they can be glad about the fact that Dilshan Madushanka performed beyond the limit. The bowler accumulated 21 wickets in 9 matches. Those wickets he took it at an economy of 6.70. Despite his nation crashing out early, the leading wicket-taker Mohammad Shami had two more wickets than him.
Adam Zampa (Australia)
For Australia to go far in the tournament, it needed Adam Zampa to perform superbly with the ball. The lanky bowler had a World Cup to remember taking 23 wickets in total. In the end, he became his team’s highest bowler to his team. In the process, he has cemented his legendary status for his country.
Gerald Coetzee (South Africa)
At times when South African bowlers like Lungi Ngidi and Kagiso Rabada were struggling to come into the party, Cotzee proved to be a crucial member of his country. The young batsman took 20 wickets to become the best bowler for the Profess. Despite going to the World Cup for the first time, Cotzee has shown he has a long way to go in the national set-up.
Jasprit Brumah (India)
One of the good fast bowlers in the world, Jasprit Brumah will be devastated not to be on the winning end. The Indian aggressive bowler took 8 wickets in 11 matches. He is one of the bowlers with the lowest economy rate of 4.06 all around. He has been good in terms of not leaking the runs for his runs.
Mohammed Sham (India)
The leading wicket-taker in the tournament with the best 24 wickets in total. What is outstanding about him, it took him 7 matches to achieve that feat. It no doubt, Shami adapted well in the home conditions to trouble most of the batsmen in the World Cup. As his career is fast approaching his end, he is becoming dangerous and forever young.