On Monday, the International Cricket Council (ICC) unveiled the Team of the Tournament for the 2023 World Cup, notably absent of any players from the Pakistan team.
Despite entering the tournament as the top-ranked side, Pakistan faced an early exit in the group stage, losing five out of nine matches. The ICC’s lineup showcased players from the victorious Australian team, claiming their sixth World Cup title, as well as participants from the runner-up India, semi-finalists South Africa and New Zealand, and Sri Lanka.
Here’s a glimpse of the ICC Men’s World Cup 2023 team in batting order:
- Quinton de Kock (wk) (South Africa) – 594 runs at 59.40
- Rohit Sharma (c) (India) – 597 runs at 54.27
- Virat Kohli (India) – 765 runs at 95.62
- Daryl Mitchell (New Zealand) – 552 runs at 69
- KL Rahul (India) – 452 runs at 75.33
- Glenn Maxwell (Australia) – 400 runs at 66.66 and six wickets at 55
- Ravindra Jadeja (India) – 120 runs at 40 and 16 wickets at 24.87
- Jasprit Bumrah (India) – 20 wickets at 18.65
- Dilshan Madushanka (Sri Lanka) – 21 wickets at 25
- Adam Zampa (Australia) – 23 wickets at 22.39
- Mohammed Shami (India) – 24 wickets at 10.70
- Gerald Coetzee (South Africa) – 20 wickets at 19.80
The selection panel comprised Ian Bishop, Kass Naidoo, Shane Watson (Commentators), Wasim Khan (ICC General Manager, Cricket), and Sunil Vaidya (Journalist, Ahmedabad Mirror).
Australia secured their historic sixth 50-overs World Cup title the day before, with opener Travis Head’s impressive century leading them to a six-wicket victory against India. Despite India posting a below-par 240 in 50 overs, Australia, after a top-order wobble, comfortably chased down the target with seven overs to spare at the Narendra Modi Stadium.