The ODI World Cup 2023 in India came to a close with Australia’s six-wicket victory over the hosts at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday. The tournament showcased some incredible individual performances over the course of seven weeks of high-quality cricket. On Monday, the International Cricket Council revealed the official ICC Team of the Tournament.
The team is heavily represented by Indian players, with six of them making the cut. Team India skipper Rohit Sharma was named the captain of the ICC Team of the Tournament. Ending the tournament as the second-highest run-scorer with 597 runs in 11 matches, Rohit Sharma’s contributions were crucial in providing quick starts for the team and allowing other batters to build their innings.
Joining him as the other opening batter is South Africa’s Quinton de Kock, who scored four centuries, including World Cup 2023’s second-highest score of 174 against Bangladesh during the group stage. Stepping in at number three is India’s Virat Kohli, who also earned the title of Player of the Tournament after scoring the most runs ever by an individual batter at a men’s Cricket World Cup with 765 runs. New Zealand’s Daryl Mitchell, who scored 552 runs in nine innings, including a century against India in the semi-final, secures the fourth spot.
Rounding out the top five is India’s keeper batter KL Rahul, who finished the World Cup with an impressive average of 75.33. At the sixth position is Australia’s Glenn Maxwell, who achieved a double-century against Afghanistan and the fastest ever World Cup century against the Netherlands. India’s Ravindra Jadeja and Jasprit Bumrah hold the seventh and eighth spots by being crucial with the ball and excelling among the bowlers with the best economy rates.
Sri Lanka’s Dilshan Madushanka earns a place in the team of the tournament for his 21 wickets in nine innings, with a highlight being his 5/80 against India. Australian spinner Adam Zampa, who finished the tournament with 23 wickets, secures the tenth spot, followed by Mohammed Shami, the top wicket-taker in the ODI World Cup 2023. South Africa’s Gerald Coetzee fills the 12th spot in the ICC’s team of the tournament.