world Cup The trophy was not for Rohit Sharma but India’s ‘fearless captain’ gave his all on the field while Mohammed Shami created the record of taking five or more wickets in an innings for the most number of times in the history of the tournament.
In India’s World Cup campaign, Virat Kohli created history by scoring 765 runs in a tournament and during this he scored his 50th ODI century and also broke the record of the great batsman Sachin Tendulkar for the most ODI centuries. He was chosen the best player of the tournament.
Apart from these, South African quinton de kock And the bat of Heinrich Klaasen and New Zealand’s Rachin Ravindra also spoke well. Now a new cycle will begin for the World Cup 2007, so let’s look at the top performing players in the recently concluded World Cup.
Rohit Sharma: Rohit’s journey in the 50-over World Cup ended with a six-wicket defeat against Australia in the final in Ahmedabad but when he looks back, he will be proud of his performance. Rohit displayed fearless batting throughout the tournament and scored 597 runs in 11 matches at an average of 54.27 and strike rate of 125.94, which is the best performance by an Indian captain in the history of the ODI World Cup. He eased the way for India’s victory by scoring 86 runs against Pakistan and laid the foundation of the team’s victory by scoring 136 runs against Netherlands.
However, if Rohit will be remembered in the current World Cup, it will be for his aggressive batting at the top order which made India’s path easier in most of the matches. Rohit missed completing his half-century several times but his aggressive innings gave time to the middle-order batsmen to set their sights.
Mohammed Shami: When India had to resort to its ‘B’ plan due to Hardik Pandya’s injury, Shami got a chance to play after four matches. However, ‘Special Shami’ rose to this challenge and became the best bowler of the tournament by taking 24 wickets in seven matches at an average of just over 10.
Shami, popularly known as ‘Amroha Express’, defeated the legendary batsmen with his accurate bowling and seam movement. He took seven wickets for 57 runs against New Zealand in the semi-finals, which is the best performance by an Indian bowler in this format.
Rachin Ravindra: This New Zealand all-rounder can be called the ‘discovery of the tournament’. This 23-year-old player of Indian origin scored 578 runs in 10 matches at an average of 64.22 with three centuries and two half-centuries in the World Cup. He started the World Cup with an unbeaten 123 against England and then scored centuries against Australia (116) and Pakistan (108).
Quinton de Kock: This South African wicketkeeper batsman was playing for the last time in 50 over cricket and he gave his best performance in the World Cup 2023. De Kock scored 594 runs in 10 matches with the help of four centuries at an average of 59.40 and became the highest run-scorer for South Africa in a World Cup. De Kock took South Africa to the semi-finals with his aggressive batting. His innings of 174 runs against Bangladesh in Mumbai is the second best individual score by a South African batsman in the World Cup.
Adam Jampa: Zampa is not the biggest name in Australia’s star-studded team but he was the team’s most effective bowler in the World Cup. This leg spinner was the second most successful bowler of the tournament after Shami with 23 wickets in 11 matches. Jampa took four wickets each for eight runs against Netherlands, 53 runs against Pakistan and four wickets for 47 runs against Sri Lanka. He also took three wickets for 21 runs against England.