Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma scored 597 runs with an average of 54.27 in the 50-over format, including one century and three fifties. He also had a strike-rate of 125 and his highest score was 131. He transformed into a powerful and aggressive batsman at the top of the order, hitting a total of 31 sixes, the most by any player. Despite not winning a 50-over World Cup, Sharma will be remembered as one of the best in One Day International cricket.
Quinton de Kock (wk) (South Africa). 594 runs @ 59.4, four centuries, SR 107, HS 174, 19 catches, one stumping: This was a fine swan song in ODI cricket for doleful De Kock; the highest number of runs in a men’s World Cup from a wicketkeeper-batter and, as ever, compiled in such utterly butterly fashion. Those gloves deny Travis Head a spot here, a call that possibly compares to this correspondent’s pre-tournament predictions.
Rachin Ravindra, a player from New Zealand, had a total of 578 runs with an average of 64.22. He scored three centuries and two fifties, with a strike rate of 106 and a highest score of 123*. His unique first name was not intentionally created by blending Sachin and Rahul’s names, but his performance on the field proves that he is a talented player at the age of 24. He may even be a potential candidate for the next IPL auction, especially considering the ease and confidence with which he scored those three centuries. Overall, Rachin Ravindra’s performance has been remarkable.
Indian cricketer Virat Kohli had an impressive performance with 765 runs at an average of 95.6 in the ODI format. He scored three centuries and six fifties, with a strike rate of 90.31 and a highest score of 117. Kohli’s dominance in the run-scoring charts was unmatched, proving himself as a true icon for India’s cricket team. In a world where T20 cricket is favored, Kohli’s record-breaking 49 ODI centuries, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar’s previous record, is a testament to his skill and dedication. Let us savor every moment of his exceptional talent, as he showed in the final match where he took his time to leave the crease.
Daryl Mitchell from New Zealand scored 552 runs with an average of 69.0, including two centuries and two fifties. His strike rate was 111 and his highest score was 134. He was the only player to score a century against the powerful Indian attack, and he did it twice. Although he ran out of energy and support during the semi-final, his straight sixes, including one that measured 107 metres, were particularly impressive.
Australian player Glenn Maxwell scored 400 runs at an average of 66.6, including two centuries, with a strike rate of 150.37 and a highest score of 201*. He also took 6 wickets at an average of 55, with an economy rate of 4.81 and his best bowling figures being 2-34. His outstanding performance in Mumbai, where he scored 201 not out despite suffering from cramps, secured his spot in the team. Despite his golf cart incident, Maxwell’s contribution went beyond his batting skills. His economical off-breaks were invaluable for the captain, who only had one frontline spinner, and his crucial dismissal of Sharma in the final was a key factor in the team’s victory.
Ravindra Jadeja (India). 16 wickets @ 24.87, economy 4.25, BB 5-33: A near-identical record to his fellow left-armer, South Africa’s wonderfully understated Keshav Maharaj, Jadeja’s fielding prowess and the need to prevent a diplodocus tail tips the scales here. The latter kicked in when he guided his team home against New Zealand in Dharamsala, while those thrifty, probing tweakers were central to the Indian machine.
Pat Cummins, the captain of the Australian team, took 15 wickets with an average of 34 runs per wicket and an economy rate of 5.75. His best bowling figures were 3-51. Initially, it seemed like a difficult choice between South Africa’s aggressive Gerald Coetzee or either Dilshan Madushanka or Mitchell Starc with their left-arm angles. However, Cummins emerged as the top candidate after his impressive performance in the final match, not only showcasing his captaincy skills but also taking the crucial wicket of Virat Kohli. He displayed cool and composed leadership throughout the tournament and proved to be a true champion.
Adam Zampa (Australia). 23 wickets @ 22.4, economy 5.36, BB 4-8: Initially looked exposed as Australia’s sole full-time spinner in a subcontinental World Cup but went on to equal Muttiah Muralitharan’s record of 23 wickets in the men’s tournament. Wickets came in clusters, while the control he offered Cummins was summed up by his two outings in Ahmedabad, shipping just one boundary across 20 overs.
Jasprit Bumrah, a player from the Indian cricket team, took 20 wickets at an average of 18.65 with an economy rate of 4.06 and a best bowling figure of 4-39. His unique and aggressive bowling style presented a challenge for the opposing teams during India’s successful journey to the final. His fast and unpredictable deliveries were a highlight of the tournament. It is also worth noting that Bumrah maintains a calm and collected demeanor even while posing a threat to his opponents, which adds to his cool factor.
Shami of India had an impressive performance, taking 24 wickets with an average of 10.7 and an economy rate of 5.26. His best performance was in the semi-final against New Zealand, where he took 7 wickets for 57 runs. He initially started as a substitute player but proved himself to be an invaluable member of the team. Despite a difficult catch drop off from Kane Williamson, Shami remained composed and went on to achieve the best bowling figures in a men’s World Cup knockout match.