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Here’s ICC Team of the Tournament CWC23

The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 delivered some phenomenal individual performances across seven weeks of high-class international action, and here is the official ICC Team of the Tournament

1. Quinton de Kock (South Africa) (wk)

South Africa’s lefthand opener was spectacular, scoring four centuries, including a mammoth 174-ball knock against Bangladesh at the Wankhede Stadium.

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Quinton de Kock scored 594 runs at a strike rate of 107.02 throughout the tournament, with only Indian duo Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli scoring more.

2. Rohit Sharma (India) (c)

The Indian captain and opener set the tone for the home side by scoring 597 runs, only his teammate Virat Kohli scored more.

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Rohit’s tally is the seventh-highest in the Men’s Cricket World Cup, 51 runs short of his best effort at the 2019 tournament in England

The quality of the openers’ runs was even more important than their volume, his strike rate of 125.94 being the highest of the top four batsmen in the tournament Only Glenn Maxwell and Heinrich Klaassen bowled fastest in the World Among the recognized cup batsmen experts.

3. Virat Kohli (India)

Virat Kohli was the greatest run-maker of all time, scoring the most runs ever scored by an individual batsman in a men’s cricket World Cup.

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His score of 765 surpassed the previous record of Sachin Tendulkar (673 in 2003), with an average of 96.62.

Only twice in 11 innings did Kohli fail to score a half-century. And with his three hundreds in the tournament, reaching 50 career ODI tons, Tendulkar is the greatest in the history of the format.

4. Daryl Mitchell (New Zealand)

New Zealand’s run to the semi-final was set on the back of a mountain of runs, and Daryl Mitchell played a big part in that.

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In nine innings, his 552 runs averaged 69 with a strike rate of 111.06, and he displayed great versatility – hitting platforms at times, and increasing the scoring rate at others

He scored a heroic 134 in the semi-final loss to India when his team needed him the most.

5. KL Rahul (India)

The Indian right-hander was the epitome of consistency for his side throughout the World Cup as he compiled a decent total of 452 off 10 hits.

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Rahul especially impressed in the middle overs, scoring a tournament-best 102 against the Netherlands in Bengaluru, and also contributed well to an inning of 97* against Australia earlier in the program.

The 31-year-old finished the World Cup with an impressive 75.33, the third-best overall for any player in the competition.

6. Glenn Maxwell (Australia)

Big Show delivered two all-time seasons with his bat. His century with the Netherlands, the fastest ever seen in a men’s cricket World Cup, came from just 40 balls.

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But his efforts against Afghanistan were even more special.

With Australia needing 292 and falling to 91/7, Maxwell produced arguably the greatest individual innings of all time, as he battled pressure, Afghanistan spinners, and crippling cramps to score 201* off ball 128 in order for his party to cross the road.

7. Ravindra Jadeja (India)

India’s spin-bowling all-rounder played a pivotal role for his team, taking key wickets throughout the middle overs and constantly turning the screw.

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His economy was one of the best in the tournament, averaging 4.25 per over and brilliantly supporting the new ball attack.

He also used the bat prominently in the seven orders, scoring 120 runs in the five games in between.

8. Jasprit Bumrah (India)

Jasprit Boomer, the leader of the Indian attack, was unrelenting in his efforts.

Despite threats in all parts of the innings, it was Bumrah’s new-ball brilliance that made his team the biggest impact.

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He took wickets throughout the tournament and proved very hard to get hold of.

No bowler who played more than one game in the tournament was able to return better economy than Bumrah’s 4.06 – an even more impressive stat considering he used to perform when fielding restrictions were imposed placed there.

9. Dilshan Madushanka (Sri Lanka)

Sri Lankan left-arm spinner Dilshan Madushanka was a revelation.

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His 21 wickets put him firmly in the top five wicket-takers of the tournament, and he was a relentless threat with the new ball.
5/80 against India was the pick of his efforts.

10. Adam Zampa (Australia)

Adam Zampa, Australia’s leading wicket-taker in the tournament, has equaled Muttiah Muralidaran for the most wickets by a spinner in the men’s cricket World Cup.

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His 23 wickets have come at an average of 22.39 and he has taken three consecutive four-wicket hauls at the league stage, including a fantastic spell of 4/8 against the Netherlands

Only Mohammad Shami took more wickets than the Australian leg-spinner in this match.

And Zampa’s lowly 29 against England proved crucial in a match that saw Australia overcome their progress to the semi-finals.

11. Mohammed Shami (India)

Mohammad Shami, the tournament’s top wicket-taker, was simply outstanding in a team he wasn’t even a part of at the start of the campaign

Shami stayed with his team in the first four matches, but then picked up 24 wickets in them at an average of just 10.70 and 5.26.

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Only four players in the history of the men’s game have taken more cricket World Cup wickets than Shami’s 55 wickets – Lasith Malinga (56), Mitchell Starc (65), Muttiah Muralitharan (68), Glenn -McGrath-(71) f – Shami’s came back who had ten wickets less than anyone above him on the list.

12th: Gerald Coetzee (South Africa)

South Africa needed a spark in their attack in the absence of Enrich Nortje, and a spark on youngster Gerald Coetzee.

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He bowled with pace and threat throughout the campaign, taking 20 wickets across his eight matches.

The 23-year-old finished with a 19.80 economy average and a 6.23 economy.

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