Sports 0 1 min readICC announces team of World Cup 2023 21 Nov 2023, 12:00 am0 author N Agency :International Cricket Council (ICC) revealed the team of the 2023 World Cup with the best players from five teams across the ten participating nations. Rohit Sharma was named captain of ICC’s World Cup 2023 XI. Apart from captain Rohit, the other Indians are Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami. The other five members of the World Cup XI were from champions Australia (2), semi-finalists South Africa (1) and New Zealand and Sri Lanka (1). South Africa’s Quinton de Kock is at the top of the order after signing off in style, making history in his final days as an ODI player. The South African became the first wicketkeeper in World Cup history to surpass the 500-run mark and claim 20 dismissals in a single tournament. Completing the top order is Kohli, who topped the run scoring charts just as he did in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 12 months ago. Kohli hit a staggering 765 runs at an average of 95.62, shattering the previous record held by Sachin Tendulkar, who amassed 673 runs during the 2003 edition. Kohli’s best performance came in the semi-final win over New Zealand as his 117 and third tournament century steered India to a first final in 12 years. New Zealand’s Daryl Mitchell smashed two hundreds. The prolific Kiwi blasted a swashbuckling 130 in the round robin against the India and scintillating 134 in the semi-final to take his final tally to 552 runs. All-rounder Glenn Maxwell and leg-spinner Adam Zampa were the only Aussies in the XI. Sri Lankan superstar Madushanka, who announced himself onto the world stage with figures of five for 80 against India was also placed in the list. The 12th man is Gerald Coetzee, who was among the wickets in every match he played on his ICC tournament debut.