Rohit Sharma. (By Arrangement)
Ahmedabad: Indian captain Rohit Sharma, tournament’s leading run scorer Virat Kohli, leading wicket-taker Mohammed Shami, K. L. Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja and Jasprit Bumrah are the six Indians named in the 2023 Cricket World Cup’s Team of the Tournament.
They are joined by players from champions Australia, semifinalists South Africa and New Zealand, as well as Sri Lanka.
Allrounder Glenn Maxwell and spinner Adam Zampa are included after helping Australia to a record-extending sixth triumph by the selection panel that comprised Ian Bishop, Kass Naidoo, Shane Watson (Commentators), Wasim Khan (ICC General Manager, Cricket) and Sunil Vaidya (Journalist).
Named in the Team of the Tournament for the second 50-over World Cup running, Rohit set the tone at the top of the order for India.
The retiring Quinton de Kock partners him at the top of the order after signing off in style, making history in his final days as an ODI player.
Completing the top order is Kohli, who topped the run-scoring charts with a staggering 765 runs.
K. L. Rahul is at No.5 after chipping with several key knocks throughout the tournament.
At No.6 is allrounder Maxwell, who hit the winning runs in the final as Australia lifted their sixth crown.
Jadeja takes the second allrounder’s spot.
Bumrah, like Rohit, is included for the second World Cup running after taking 20 wickets, two more than his tally in 2019.
At No.9 is budding Sri Lankan Madushanka. Zampa is at No.10 after taking 23 wickets.
Completing the line-up is Shami, who recorded the best figures of any bowler in a World Cup knockout game after his 7 for 57 in the semifinal success over New Zealand.
And the 12th man is South African Gerald Coetzee, who was among the wickets in every match he played on his ICC tournament debut.
Team of the Tournament (according to batting order): Quinton de Kock (wicketkeeper, South Africa), Rohit Sharma (captain, India), Virat Kohli (India), Daryl Mitchell (New Zealand), K. L. Rahul (India), Glenn Maxwell (Australia), Ravindra Jadeja (India), Jasprit Bumrah (India), Dilshan Madushanka (Sri Lanka), Adam Zampa (Australia), Mohammed Shami (India). 12th man: Gerald Coetzee (South Africa).