The stellar performances of India’s cricket stars shone brightly as six key players secured positions in the 2023 Men’s ODI World Cup Team of the Tournament. Led by skipper Rohit Sharma, the lineup includes batting maestro Virat Kohli, dynamic wicketkeeper-batter KL Rahul, versatile all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, and pace duo Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami.
Despite finishing as runners-up, India showcased remarkable strength, ending their ten-match winning streak with a loss to Australia in the final. Kohli, who emerged as the leading run-scorer and Player of the Tournament, broke records with his staggering 765 runs at an average of 95.62, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar’s 2003 record.
Rohit Sharma’s instrumental role at the top of the order set the tone for India’s performance. His remarkable 131 against Afghanistan and pivotal 86 versus Pakistan propelled India’s journey. Rahul contributed crucial knocks, including an unbeaten 97 and a century against the Netherlands.
Jadeja showcased brilliance with the ball, securing a historic five-wicket haul against South Africa and breaking records for the most wickets in a single World Cup by an Indian spinner. Shami, despite a late inclusion, left an indelible mark with his exceptional performances, notably his seven-wicket haul in the semi-final against New Zealand.
Joining the Indian stalwarts in the dream team are players like Australia’s Glenn Maxwell and Adam Zampa, New Zealand’s Daryl Mitchell, Sri Lanka’s Dilshan Madushanka, South Africa’s Quinton de Kock, and emerging talent Gerald Coetzee.
The 2023 Men’s ODI World Cup Team of the Tournament stands as follows: Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Daryl Mitchell, KL Rahul, Glenn Maxwell, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Dilshan Madushanka, Adam Zampa, and Mohammed Shami, with Gerald Coetzee as the 12th player.