In a stellar recognition of his outstanding leadership and performance, Rohit Sharma has been named the captain of the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Team of the Tournament for the recently concluded World Cup 2023. The announcement comes on the heels of India’s impressive journey in the tournament, where they reached the final but were defeated by Australia.
The Team of the Tournament features a total of six Indian players, showcasing the team’s exceptional contributions to the event. Leading the batting charts, Virat Kohli finished as the tournament’s top run-scorer with an impressive 765 runs in 11 matches. Joining him in the XI are Rohit Sharma, who also had a prolific run with 597 runs at an average of 54.27, and KL Rahul, recognized for his consistent batting prowess.
The bowling department is well represented by India, with Mohammed Shami earning the title of the leading wicket-taker, securing 24 wickets at an outstanding average of 10.70. Joining him are the formidable duo of Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja, who played crucial roles in India’s bowling dominance throughout the tournament.
Notably, Glenn Maxwell and Adam Zampa are the only two Australians to make it to the curated XI, reflecting the team’s overall performance. Maxwell, known for his explosive batting, contributed with both the bat and ball, accumulating 400 runs and taking six wickets. Adam Zampa’s exceptional bowling performance earned him a spot with 23 wickets at an average of 22.39.
The Team of the Tournament also includes standout performances from players like Quinton de Kock, Daryl Mitchell, and Dilshan Madushanka, showcasing the global talent that graced the World Cup stage.
While Australia emerged victorious in the final, it is evident that individual brilliance from players across various teams has been acknowledged in the ICC’s Team of the Tournament. Rohit Sharma’s captaincy and the strong representation of Indian players underscore their impactful contributions to the World Cup spectacle.
As cricket enthusiasts celebrate the culmination of a thrilling tournament, the recognition of these players in the prestigious Team of the Tournament adds an extra layer of appreciation for their skill, determination, and sportsmanship on the global stage.
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