No Pakistanis included as ICC announces World Cup 2023 'dream team'
By News Desk
November 20, 2023 10:29 PM
The ICC Men’s World Cup 2023 team has been announced with Indian opening star batter Rohit Sharma leading the team, reported the 24NewsHD TV channel on Monday.
The selection panel consisted of Ian Bishop, Kass Naidoo, Shane Watson (Commentators), Wasim Khan (ICC General Manager, Cricket), and Sunil Vaidya (Journalist, Ahmedabad Mirror).
The dream team featured six players from finalists India and two from champions Australia. Leading run scorer Virat Kohli, who was named player of the tournament, captain Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah and top wicket-taker Mohammed Shami were all included in the team from India, while Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell and spinner Adam Zampa were also selected.
The team of the ICC Men’s World Cup 2023 (in batting order) is:
Quinton de Kock (wk) (South Africa) – 594 runs at 59.40
Rohit Sharma (c) (India) – 597 runs at 54.27
Virat Kohli (India) – 765 runs at 95.62
Daryl Mitchell (New Zealand) – 552 runs at 69
KL Rahul (India) – 452 runs at 75.33
Glenn Maxwell (Australia) – 400 runs at 66.66 and six wickets at 55
Ravindra Jadeja (India) – 120 runs at 40 and 16 wickets at 24.87
Jasprit Bumrah (India) – 20 wickets at 18.65
Dilshan Madushanka (Sri Lanka) – 21 wickets at 25
Adam Zampa (Australia) – 23 wickets at 22.39
Mohammed Shami (India) – 24 wickets at 10.70
12th player: Gerald Coetzee (South Africa) – 20 wickets at 19.80
Australia on Sunday toppled India to win the 50-overs World Cup title and cement their status as the most successful team in the tournament’s history.
Australia opener Travis Head smashed a magnificent century to fashion their six-wicket victory against the tournament’s form team who posted a below-par 240 all out and were reeled in with seven overs to spare.
Head hit a superb 137 off 120 balls to ease Australian nerves after a top-order wobble before they romped home in a contest that never reached great heights.
Australia entered the match as clear underdogs against an all-conquering India side, who had won 10 matches in a row to storm into the final.