The World Cup 2023 concluded with Australia winning it for the sixth time. Team India’s dreams of becoming champions broke down in the final of the mega event. Some incredible individual performances were witnessed during this mega-event.
Some of the batters and bowlers showed their skills and qualities with conformity throughout the World Cup. Keeping in view those achievements, we have come out with the Sprtiqo’s Team of the World Cup 2023.
Let’s explore the details of which players made it to the team of the World Cup.
Below is the best playing XI selected from the different departments.
Quinton de Kock made an impressive conclusion to his career in his farewell ODI World Cup. QDK was in sublime form during the group-stage matches and played a vital role in South Africa’s qualification into the semi-finals with his four centuries. He scored 594 runs at an average of 59 in this World Cup.
He will be the wicket-keeper in this playing 11. The South African achieved a historic feat in the World Cup, becoming the first wicket-keeper to exceed 500 runs and secure 20 dismissals in a single tournament.
Rohit Sharma will be the opener along with de Kock. He was in terrific form and amassed 597 runs in 11 innings. He played with a blistering strike rate of 125.
He scored a brilliant century against Afghanistan in league-stage matches, along with 3 fifties. Moreover, the Indian Skipper will also lead this team of the World Cup 2023.
Emerging as a standout performer, Rachin Ravindra became a sensation for New Zealand. With his remarkable achievements in his debut World Cup, the youngster got the world’s attention.
Ravindra accumulated an impressive 578 runs with an average of 64.22, including 3 centuries and 2 fifties. He also contributed with his left-arm spin, taking five crucial wickets.
So, the top order will be:
- Quinton de Kock
- Rohit Sharma
- Rachin Ravindra
Virat Kohli claimed the position of the highest run-scorer of the 2023 World Cup. With an impressive tally of 765 runs at an average of 95.62, he surpassed Sachin Tendulkar’s previous record of 673 runs.
His performance was outstanding as he scored 3 tons and 6 half tons in 11 matches. Kohli’s standout performance came out in the semi-final against New Zealand. His innings of 117 played an important role in guiding India to the final.
Daryl Mitchell well deserved to be part of the team of the World Cup 2023. He scored 552 runs in 9 innings at an average of 69. Mitchell smashed 2 hundred against India, and his knock of 134 in the semi-final was the most highlighted one.
- Virat Kohli
- Daryl Mitchell
Glenn Maxwell delivered a spectacular performance by scoring 400 runs and took 6 important wickets for his side in 9 innings. He achieved the feat of the fastest century off 40 balls in World Cups against the Netherlands.
Maxwell exhibited his extraordinary dominance against Afghanistan, playing a solo role with an unbeaten score of 201, securing Australia’s place in the semi-finals.
The spin-bowling all-rounder Jadeja, played a significant role for his team. He made an important contribution by taking 16 wickets with an economy rate of 4.25. He also scored vital runs with the bat at number seven, contributing 120 runs in his five appearances.
- Glenn Maxwell
- Ravindra Jadeja
Indian frontline pacer Jasprit Bumrah will also be part of the team of the World Cup 2023. Bumrah’s significant contribution to his team came primarily from his exceptional performance with the new ball.
He claimed 20 wickets at an economy rate of 4.06. His excellence with the new ball was evident in the final when he dismissed Marsh and Smith to bring India back in the hunt.
Dilshan Madushanka, the speedster of Sri Lanka, was among the top 5 wicket-takers in this tournament. He made his World Cup appearance against India with the figures of 80/5. Madushanka was a real threat with the new ball, and he claimed 21 wickets.
Australia’s leg spinner, Adam Zampa, is at no.10 in the Sportiqo’s team of the World Cup 2023. He illustrated his significant abilities with 23 wickets at an average of 22.39. His exceptional performance included a remarkable milestone of claiming four wickets in three consecutive matches against Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and the Netherlands.
His best figures were 4/8 against the Netherlands. While he was wicketless against South Africa in the semi-final, Zampa bounced back by taking the wicket of Bumrah in the final. The spinner matched Muttiah Muralitharan’s record of 23 wickets in a single World Cup edition.
Muhammad Shami emerged as the highest wicket-taker of the 2023 World Cup. So, he will lead the pace factory of the team of the World Cup 2023. He was benched in the first 4 matches of the tournament, but when he made his appearance, he showcased extraordinary performances.
Shami claimed 24 wickets in just 7 games at an average of 10.7. He recorded the best figures of 7/57 by any bowler in a World Cup match.
• Jasprit Bumrah
• Dasun Madushanka
• Adam Zampa
• Muhammad Shami
Final Team of the World Cup 2023
The best possible playing XI of the 2023 World Cup is as follows:
1. Quinton de Kock (wicket-keeper)
2. Rohit Sharma (captain)
3. Rachin Ravindra
4. Virat Kohli
5. Daryl Mitchell
6. Glenn Maxwell
7. Ravindra Jadeja
8. Jasprit Bumrah
9. Dasun Madushanka
10. Adam Zampa
11. Muhammad Shami
Sportiqo’s team of the World Cup 2023 includes 5 batters, 2 spin-bowling all-rounders, and 5 bowlers. This team has proper batters till #7 and has 7 bowling options. They include 3 pacers and 4 spinners.
The playing 11 has 5 players from India, 2 from Australia, 2 from New Zealand, 1 from South Africa and Sri Lanka each. Rohit Sharma will be the captain of this team, while Quinton de Kock will be the wicket keeper.