Top 5 Indian performers from World Cup 2023
Team India finished their World Cup campaign as the runners-up after Australia got the better of the Men in Blue in the grand final of World Cup 2023. Despite isolated bursts of excellence, the team struggled to get going and the bowlers didn’t really respond well enough on a surface that started to improve in the second half of the game.
However, with that being said, the entire tournament was an absolute blockbuster for the Men in Blue as there was a flurry of impressive displays that helped Team India to post a sizzling showdown throughout the World Cup. Here are India’s top-performers from the World Cup.
1. Virat Kohli – 765 runs
Virat had a memorable tournament as he finished as the leading run-scorer for the tournament and was also named the Player of the Series. He smashed 765 runs from the 11 innings that he played, averaging a staggering 95.62. He hammered three hundreds and six fifties to lay waste to the bowlers to heart’s content.
2. Rohit Sharma – 597 runs
The Indian captain was also in effusive touch and led the charge from the front. He leapfrogged the likes of Rachin Ravindra and Quinton de Kock as he finished with 597 runs. He hammered one century and three half-centuries but scored in 40s frequently. He also finished with the highest strike rate in the tournament amongst batters with more than 450 plus runs.
3. Mohammed Shami – 24 wickets
The Indian express rocked the show from midway of the tournament as he replaced Hardik Pandya after the latter was sidelined with an injury. Ever since his introduction into the mix, Shami was unstoppable. With three fifers and best figures of 7/57 against New Zealand in the semis, Mohammed Shami finished as the highest wicket-taker for the tournament.
4. Jasprit Bumrah – 20 wickets
The ace Indian quick started the tournament on a roar and provided that slender glimmer of hope in the grand final. With 20 scalps claimed at an economy rate of 4.06 and some persistent excellence, Jasprit Bumrah was another crucial cog in the Indian wheel for the World Cup.
5. Shreyas Iyer – 530 runs
The middle-order stalwart played a handful of crucial knocks, helping India to get the better of their opposition. Alongside the two consecutive centuries in the final group stage game and the semi-final, Iyer also smashed four back to back 70-plus scores that saw India riding high on his heroics. Iyer scored 530 runs at a strike rate of 113.24 and an average of 66.25.