Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, and Mohammed Shami are among the nine nominees for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Player of the Tournament award.
Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, and Mohammed Shami are nominated for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Player of the Tournament award. The list of contenders is below, with four Indians among the nine vying for the prestigious title.
Notably, the contenders for ICC Player of the tournament award are not visible on the ICC website or social media handle, but India TV has procured that list.
Virat Kohli has played a crucial role in steadying India’s formidable batting order, currently in outstanding form. Demonstrating his expertise in chasing, he scored 85 against Australia, an unbeaten 55 against Afghanistan, 103 not out against Bangladesh, and 95 against New Zealand.
In matches where India batted first, he served as the linchpin. Noteworthy performances include his 88 against Sri Lanka, an unbeaten 101 against South Africa, 51 against the Dutch, and a remarkable 117 in the semi-final. This exceptional run can be described as nothing short of a dream.
Providing explosive beginnings in nearly every match of the tournament, Rohit Sharma has been instrumental in setting the stage for the Men in Blue. Despite registering only one century, his explosive innings have enabled fellow batters to achieve big totals. Rohit has amassed 550 runs in 10 matches at an impressive average of 55.00 and a striking rate of 124.15. His remarkable stats include one hundred, three fifties, along with 62 fours and 28 sixes.
Mohammed Shami has emerged as the leading wicket-taker with an impressive tally of 23 wickets in six matches. His notable performances include a five-wicket haul (5/54) against New Zealand in Dharamshala, 4/22 against England in Lucknow, 5/18 against Sri Lanka in Mumbai, 2/18 against South Africa in Kolkata, and a record-breaking 7/57 in the semi-final against the Kiwis in Mumbai.
Along with Kohli, Shami is leading the race to win ICC Player of the Tournament award.
Jasprit Bumrah stands as the linchpin of the Indian bowling attack alongside Shami. With the ball, the Indian pacer has clinched 18 wickets in 10 innings, boasting a stellar bowling average of 18.33, a strike rate of 27.61, and an economy of 3.98, including a notable 4-wicket haul.
Glenn Maxwell recorded the fastest century in World Cup history against the Netherlands and played a crucial role in rescuing Australia with a remarkable double-century against Afghanistan. Additionally, his off-spin proved valuable, conceding less than five runs per over. Maxwell has accumulated 397 runs at a striking rate of 152.69 and has scalped five wickets to his name.
Ravindra has become the standout performer for New Zealand in this World Cup. Prior to the opening match against England, he had never batted higher than No.3. However, he made a significant impact by scoring centuries against Pakistan, Australia, and England, making him the third-highest run-scorer in the tournament.
Adam Zampa had a slow start to the World Cup with subpar performances against India and South Africa. However, he has significantly improved since then, delivering consistently high-quality performances. The leg-spinner achieved three consecutive four-wicket hauls, revitalizing Australia’s campaign and surpassing Brad Hogg’s record for the most wickets by an Australian spinner in a Men’s World Cup.
Quinton de Kock
Quinton de Kock concluded his ODI career in spectacular fashion, notching up four centuries during the World Cup group stage. He currently holds the position of the second-highest run-scorer in the tournament (594 runs in 10 matches), scoring crucial centuries in wins against Australia and New Zealand. Additionally, while fulfilling his wicket-keeping duties, de Kock took 18 catches and one stumping.
Daryl Mitchell has had a memorable tournament. He currently ranks as the fourth-highest run-scorer in the 2023 World Cup, amassing 552 runs in 10 innings. Notably, he became the first batter to score two centuries against India in a single edition of the ODI World Cup. Mitchell initially scored a 127-ball 130 against India in Dharamsala during the league stage and then, an 85-ball hundred in the semi-final.