ICC World Cup 2023: The Numbers That Matter

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ICC World Cup 2023: Australia clinched their sixth World Cup title after defeating India by six wickets in the final on Sunday. The tournament, which featured 14 teams and 48 matches, was full of thrilling moments, records and statistics. Here are some of the highlights from the World Cup 2023.

Kohli tops the run charts

India’s captain Virat Kohli had a phenomenal ICC World Cup 2023 scoring 765 runs in nine matches at an average of 95.62. He broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 673 runs in a single edition, which was set in 2003. Kohli also scored the most boundaries (68) and half-centuries (6) in the tournament. However, his brilliant batting could not help India win the trophy, as they lost to Australia in the final. Here are the top five run-scorers of the World Cup 2023:

PlayerTeamRuns
Virat KohliIndia765
Rohit SharmaIndia597
Quinton de KockSouth Africa594
Rachin RavindraNew Zealand578
Daryl MitchellNew Zealand552

Shami leads the wicket-takers

Mohammed Shami was India’s bowling star, taking 24 wickets in seven matches at an astonishing average of 10.70. He did not play in India’s first four matches, but got his chance after Hardik Pandya suffered an ankle injury. He made an immediate impact, taking four wickets in his first match against Afghanistan. His best figures were 7/57 against New Zealand in the semi-final, where he almost pulled off a miraculous win for India. Here are the top five wicket-takers of the World Cup 2023:

PlayerTeamWickets
Mohammed ShamiIndia24
Adam ZampaAustralia23
Dilshan MadushankaSri Lanka21
Jasprit BumrahIndia20
Gerald CoetzeeSouth Africa20

Mitchell smashes the longest six

The World Cup saw some spectacular sixes, with New Zealand’s Daryl Mitchell hitting the longest one. He smashed a 107-meter six off Ravindra Jadeja during his 137 against India in the semi-final. He also scored the most sixes in an innings, hitting 14 in the same match. Another memorable six was hit by Australia’s Glenn Maxwell, who cleared the roof of the HPCA stadium in Dharamshala with a 104-meter hit against New Zealand in the group stage. Here are the top five longest sixes of the World Cup 2023:

PlayerDistanceAgainst
Daryl Mitchell107mIndia
Shreyas Iyer106mSri Lanka
Glenn Maxwell104mNew Zealand
KL Rahul104mNetherlands
Shreyas Iyer101mAfghanistan

Some other notable numbers from the competition

The World Cup witnessed three totals of over 400, with South Africa scoring the highest of 428/5 against Sri Lanka in the group stage. India scored 410/4 against the Netherlands, while New Zealand scored 401/6 against Pakistan. Here are some other notable numbers from the tournament:

  • Highest individual score: Glenn Maxwell (201* vs Afghanistan)
  • Highest batting average: Virat Kohli (95.62)
  • Highest batting strike rate (minimum five innings): Glenn Maxwell (150.37)
  • Most fours in an innings: Glenn Maxwell (21 vs Afghanistan)
  • Fastest hundred: Glenn Maxwell (40 balls)
  • Best bowling figures: Mohammed Shami (7/57 vs New Zealand)
  • Best bowling average (minimum 10 overs): Mohammed Shami (10.70)
  • Best bowling strike rate (minimum 10 overs): Mohammed Shami (12.20)
  • Best bowling economy (minimum 11 overs): Jasprit Bumrah (4.06)
  • Most maidens: Jasprit Bumrah (9)
  • Most dot balls: Jasprit Bumrah (372)
  • Lowest innings score: 55 (Sri Lanka vs India)
  • Biggest margin of victory by wickets: New Zealand beat England by 9 wickets
  • Biggest margin of victory by runs: Australia beat Netherlands by 309 runs

The ICC World Cup 2023 was a feast for the cricket fans, as they witnessed some of the best players and teams in action. Australia emerged as the champions, but there were many other performers who made their mark in the tournament. The statistics show the level of skill and competition that was on display in the ICC World Cup 2023.

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