ICC has nominated nine players who performed brilliantly in the World Cup for the Player of the Tournament award. Four Indian players have got place in these. Apart from veteran batsman Virat Kohli, who has scored the most runs in the tournament so far, and Mohammed Shami, who has taken the most wickets, Indian captain Rohit Sharma and fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah have been shortlisted. Here we are telling you about the performance of these nine players in the World Cup.
Rohit Sharma, who has made explosive starts in almost every match of the tournament, has played an important role in creating a great platform for Team India. Despite scoring only one century, his explosive innings have enabled his fellow batsmen to achieve big targets. Rohit has scored 550 runs in 10 matches at an excellent average of 55.00 and strike rate of 124.15. He has scored one century and three half-centuries. These include 62 fours and 28 sixes.
India's legendary batsman Virat Kohli has batted brilliantly in the World Cup. He has played an important role in keeping the batting order stable. Demonstrating his expertise in chasing, he scored 85 runs against Australia, 55 not out against Afghanistan, 103 not out against Bangladesh, and 95 against New Zealand. He played a decisive role in the matches in which India batted first. These included 88 runs against Sri Lanka, 101 not out against South Africa, 51 runs against Netherlands, and 117 runs in the semi-final. Kohli has scored 711 runs in 10 innings of 10 matches.
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Experienced fast bowler Mohammed Shami is on top with 23 wickets in six matches. He is the bowler taking the most wickets in this tournament. Shami took five wickets (5/54) against New Zealand in Dharamsala, four wickets (4/22) against England in Lucknow, five wickets (5/18) against Sri Lanka in Mumbai, two wickets against South Africa in Kolkata ( 2/18) Took seven wickets (7/57) in the semi-final against New Zealand in Mumbai.
Along with Shami, Jasprit Bumrah stands as the pivot of the Indian bowling attack. He has taken 18 wickets in 10 innings. He has been stingy in giving away runs. His economy rate was 3.98.
Australia's explosive batsman Glenn Maxwell scored the fastest century in World Cup history against Netherlands. Played a key role in saving Australia with a double century against Afghanistan. Additionally, his off-spin proved valuable to the team. They gave less than five runs per over. Maxwell has scored 397 runs at a strike rate of 152.69 and has taken five wickets.
New Zealand's young batsman Rachin Ravindra has impressed the most in this World Cup. Ravindra had scored centuries against Pakistan, Australia, and England. He is at third place in terms of scoring most runs in the tournament. Rachin scored 578 runs in 10 innings.
Australia leg spinner Adam Zampa had a slow start to the World Cup with poor performances against India and South Africa. However, since then he has continuously improved his performance. Zampa took four wickets three times in a row and revived Australia's campaign. Overtook Brad Hogg's record for most wickets by an Australian spinner in the Men's World Cup. Zampa has taken 22 wickets in 10 overs.
South African wicketkeeper batsman Quinton de Kock retired from ODI after the World Cup. De Kock completed his ODI career brilliantly by scoring four centuries during the group round. He is currently ranked second in terms of scoring the second most runs in the tournament. De Kock has scored 594 runs in 10 matches. Apart from this, took 18 catches and made one stumping.
This tournament was memorable for New Zealand's middle-order batsman Daryl Mitchell. He scored 552 runs in 10 innings. He is at fourth place in terms of scoring most runs. He became the first batsman to score two centuries against India in the same edition of the World Cup. Mitchell initially scored 130 off 127 balls against India in Dharamsala during the league stage and then scored 134 off 119 balls in the semi-final.