The ICC World Cup 2023 is completed with Australia yet again winning the title for the 6th time in history. They have shown why they are invincible when it comes to the World Cups. Australia got the better of Team India yet again in 2023 and shattered the dreams of winning the ICC title. They first won the WTC final this year. And now they won the ICC World Cup 2023 final against India by 6 wickets.
Australia restricted India to 240 in the first inning. Then, at one stage, they found themselves in a position where they lost 3 wickets inside 50 runs. But the partnership between Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne made sure that there would be no more damage. Australia won the title with 6 wickets in hand. Glenn Maxwell hit the winning runs for the team.
We have seen some amazing performances with the bat throughout the tournament. Today, we will see the top 5 run scorers in the ICC World Cup 2023. So let’s start.
Top 5 run scorers in the ICC World Cup 2023
1. Virat Kohli
We have seen the best of Virat Kohli in this tournament. He has had a decent ODI WCs in 2015 and 2019, but the way he has played in the ICC World Cup 2023 is very mesmerizing to watch. Virat Kohli has played his role too perfectly in the whole tournament. He owned that No. 3 spot and the other batters played around them and expressed themselves.
The player of the tournament, Virat Kohli broke the record for scoring the most runs in a single ODI WC edition. He scored 765 runs with an average of 95.62 and a strike rate of 90.32. Virat Kohli has scored 3 centuries in the tournament and even missed a couple of centuries as well. He was outstanding throughout the tournament. Unfortunately, his team ended up on the losing side in the finals against the Aussies.
2. Rohit Sharma
The 2nd player in this list is the Indian captain Rohit Sharma. Rohit Sharma showed intent throughout the tournament and went hard against the opposition bowlers from the word go. He went it when he said he wanted to change the approach of the team. And he himself has done it in the whole tournament.
Rohit Sharma gave quite a few good starts to Team India in the powerplay which helped the team to put early pressure on the opposition. Also, because of that approach, he sometimes missed out on playing big innings. But he played like a true leader who wants to lead from the front. The Indian captain has scored 597 runs with an average of 54.27 and has an astonishing strike rate of almost 126.
3. Quinton de Kock
The elegant left-hander has already announced before the ICC World Cup 2023 that it will be his last ODI WC. And boy the way he played in the tournament was so good to watch. He sets up this tournament perfectly for themselves and for the team. But unfortunately, his team lost yet another semifinal against Australia.
Quinton de Kock scored 4 centuries in the tournament and scored 594 runs in 10 innings. He averages 59.40 and has a strike rate of 107.03 in the tournament.
We will miss him seeing in the ODIs. He has already retired from tests. So we can only see him playing in the T20Is for South Africa and in franchise cricket. It will be a big loss to SA cricket that he is retiring at a very young age.
4. Rachin Ravindra
Rachin Ravindra has been a revelation in the tournament. We have seen some glimpses of his talent earlier. But as soon as the ICC World Cup 2023 starts, he brings out his best. He becomes the youngest player to score most centuries in an ODI WC debut, surpassing the great Sachin Tendulkar.
His team’s WC campaign also cut short by Team India in the semifinals. Rachin Ravindra scored 578 runs at an average of 64.22 and a strike rate of 106.45. He has a very big career ahead and we will see him scoring lots of runs for his team.
5. Daryll Mitchell
Along with Rachin Ravindra, Daryll Mitchell is the backbone of New Zealand’s batting lineup. He has played some crucial knocks for the team. He even scored two hundred against India in the ICC World Cup 2023 (one in round round-robin stage and one in the semifinal). But unfortunately, both those knocks went in vain as India won both the games. But we loved watching Daryll Mitchell bat. Especially his footwork against the spinners and the way he comes down the track them is good to see.
Mitchell has scored 552 runs in the 9 innings of 10 games with an average of 69. His strike rate was among the best with 111.07.
So these are the top 5 run scorers in the ICC World Cup 2023. Who is your favorite of these five?