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Nov 18, 2023

ODI World Cup: Best Playing XI


Rohit Sharma (Captain and opener)

Rohit Sharma gave blazing starts throughout the tournament for the middle order to flourish. He also leads this side as he has led India from the front taking India to the final, becoming the first Indian captain to score more than 500 runs in a single World Cup edition.

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​Rachin Ravindra

Rachin Ravindra would be Rohit's batting partner up the order. With 578 runs from 10 matches that included 3 hundreds, Ravindra was one of the biggest reasons that the Kiwis reached the semifinals.

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​Virat Kohli

Who else at the pivotal No. 3 spot but none other than the great Virat Kohli - the highest run scorer in this World Cup, the first batsman to notch up more than 700 runs in a single World Cup edition, the first batsman to score 50 ODI hundreds.

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​Daryl Mitchell

Both Daryl Mitchell and Shreyas Iyer scored more than 500 runs with 2 hundreds in the 10 matches (before the final) but Mitchell scored more runs than Iyer who had the advantage of playing at home.

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​KL Rahul (wicket-keeper)

KL Rahul's only hundred in the tournament came against the Netherlands but his unbeaten 97 was worth its weight in gold as it came against Australia when the team was staring at defeat.

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​Glenn Maxwell

Glenn Maxwell notched up a 40-ball hundred against Netherlands in Delhi and then smashed the only double ton of the tournament - in Mumbai - when Afghanistan were about to register a huge upset against the five-time champions.

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​Ravindra Jadeja

With his fine left-arm spin, handy batting abilities and brilliant fielding, Ravindra Jadeja is the No. 7 batter of the side. In the 11 matches, Jadeja took 16 wickets and 7 catches in the tournament.

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​Adam Zampa

Adam Zampa took 23 wickets in the 11 matches Australia played and is at the second spot in the highest wicket-takers list in the tournament. Zampa's 3 four-wicket hauls ensured that the Aussies reached the final.

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​Jasprit Bumrah

In India's 11 matches, Jasprit Bumrah took 20 wickets that included one four-wicket haul. Bumrah's early breakthroughs with the new ball or his strikes with the old ball reversing trigger batting collapses in the opposition ranks.

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​Dilshan Madushanka

Veteran left-arm seamers Mitchell Starc and Shaheen Afridi were expected to go great guns in this World Cup. Instead they were pipped by Sri Lankan left-arm pacer Dilshan Madushanka who took 21 wickets in just 9 matches that he played for his country in this World Cup.

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