ICC’s World Cup 2023 Team of the Tournament: The International Cricket Council has released the team of the tournament just after the conclusion of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 where Australia defeated India by 6 wickets and lifted the title for 6th time. Rohit Sharma leads the ICC Team of the Tournament following his most impactful knocks at the top and quality leadership. We present you the ICC’s World Cup 2023 Team of the Tournament in this post.
So close, yet so far! That’s the story of team India in this tournament. India emerged as the strongest team in this tournament and won straight 9 matches in the group stage and then also won the semifinals, but one bad day on the field led them to end at the losing corner. They were better as a team than Australia any day but it was Australia who managed to make it their day.
Team India’s flamboyant character and field presence were totally deserving but Pat Cummins and co. stole the show with an incredible performance. Pat Cummins has now entered the elite list of captains for winning both the T20I as well as ODI World Cups and the WTC title as well.
Team India were the favorites for the tournament as they were the only undefeated side till the semifinals. This domination by the team resulted in as many as six Indian players getting picked in the ICC’s team of the tournament of the World Cup 2023. Besides, the ICC’s playing 11 includes two Australian players, one Sri Lankan, one South African, and one player from New Zealand.
ICC’s World Cup 2023 Team of the Tournament
The team starts with the proteas opener Quinton de Kock. This left-handed hitter had a fine tournament as he scored as many as 594 runs in 10 innings. He is the third-highest run scorer in the tournament after the incredible Indian pair of present skipper and former skipper.
Next is Rohit Sharma and he is also the captain of the side. Arguably the most impactful player of the tournament who has the best strike rate in the first 10 overs than any other team. His compatriot and his very good friend Virat Kohli in at 3. Virat has been the top scorer of the tournament, player of the tournament and has to be there in any playing 11 of the tournament.
Mitchell bats at number four. In his first 50-over World Cup competition, he scored two hundreds against India. With a brilliant 130 in the round-robin against the Men in Blue and a brilliant 134 in the semi-final, the prolific Kiwi amassed an overall total of 552 runs.
Following numerous significant knocks during the tournament including a century in a comfortable victory against the Netherlands, Rahul of India stands at No. 5. Rahul led India in hitting 66 in the final, but it was in vain as a determined Australian team denied the hosts.
Next, there are two all-rounders on the team- Glenn Maxwell and Ravindra Jadeja. Maxwell smashed his first ODI Double-century in this World Cup and won an almost-defeated match against Afghanistan. Ravindra Jadeja was handy and most flexible at any stage of the game.
Another Australian on the list is Adam Zampa. Zampa was exceptional with his leg spinner and added variations this season in the World Cup 2023. He took as many as 23 wickets and just behind an Indian bowler in the most wickets tally.
Jasprit Bumrah is the fifth Indian on the list. He sits at the top 5 of the most wicket-takers’ list but his impact on the bowling is the reason why he is there on the list. He is followed by Dilshan Madhusanka of Sri Lanka. This left-handed fast bowler was the only good present by the Lankan team and he is there on this list.
Mohammed Shami, the leading wicket-taker in the competition, was exceptionally impressive considering that he didn’t even play for the team earlier in the season.
After missing his team’s first four games, Shami emerged as a star, claiming 24 wickets at an average of only 5.26 and 10.70. He took the first wicket in the final game and seven wickets in the semifinal of the ODI World Cup 2023.
World Cup 2023: ICC Team of the Tournament
Quinton de Kock (wk)
Rohit Sharma (c)
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