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The Cricket World Cup filled with shocking wins, heartbreaking losses, records, and controversies, finally came to an end on Sunday after 46 days and 48 matches with Australia claiming their sixth title.
India’s Virat Kohli emerged as the standout performer at the 2023 Cricket World Cup, showcasing his exceptional batting prowess throughout the tournament.
Kohli scored the 50th ODI century breaking Sahin Tendulkar’s record and finished the tournament with three centuries to claim the title of the top run-scorer, accumulating an impressive total of 765 runs.
Top run-scorers at the 2023 Cricket World Cup-
- Virat Kohli (India) - 765 runs
- Rohit Sharma (India) - 597
- Quinton de Kock (South Africa) - 594
- Rachin Ravindra (New Zealand) - 578
- Daryl Mitchell (New Zealand) - 552
The 2023 Cricket World Cup witnessed stellar performances from bowlers across teams, and at the forefront stood Mohammed Shami, claimed the title of the top wicket-taker, scalping an impressive total of 24 wickets.
Alongside him, Australia’s Adam Zampa, Dilshan Madushanka, Jasprit Bumrah, and Gerald Coetzee followed him on the lists.
Top wicket-takers at the 2023 Cricket World Cup-
- Mohammed Shami (India) - 24 wickets
- Adam Zampa (Australia) - 23
- Dilshan Madushanka (Sri Lanka) - 21
- Jasprit Bumrah (India) - 20
- Gerald Coetzee (South Africa) - 20
Maxwell scored the fastest World Cup century by hitting a 40-ball hundred in Australia's 309-run rout of the Netherlands at New Delhi.
Glenn Maxwell registered a double hundred that guided Australia into the semi-finals in a sensational three-wicket victory over Afghanistan.
At 91-7, chasing 292, Australia were staring at defeat before Maxwell's 128-ball innings which featured 21 fours and 10 sixes as he became just the third batsman to score a World Cup double century.
- Glenn Maxwell (Australia) - 201* vs Afghanistan
- Mitch Marsh (Australia) - 177* vs Bangladesh
- Quinton de Kock (South Africa) - 174 runs vs Bangladesh
- David Warner (Australia) - 163 runs vs Pakistan
- Devon Conway (New Zealand) - 152* vs England
Shami, who had missed out on the first half of the tournament, made an entry in India's fifth league stage match against New Zealand.
Shami had three five-wicket hauls and a four-wicket haul in the tournament and also gained the best bowling figures by an Indian in World Cup history.
Best Bowling Figures-
- Mohammad Shami (India) - 7/57 vs New Zealand
- Mohammad Shami (India) - 5/18 vs Sri Lanka
- Ravindra Jadeja (India) - 5/33 vs South Africa
- Shaheen Afridi (Pakistan) - 5/54 vs Australia
- Mohammad Shami (India) - 5/54 vs New Zealand