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Apex Council names their best playing XI of ODI World Cup 2023

After Australia won the ODI World Cup 2023, the Apex Council announced the best-playing XI of the tournament. This features players from different teams.

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After the ODI World Cup 2023, Australia emerged as the winner of the tournament, beating India in the final. Ahead of the final, the Men In Blue 10 games back-to-back games. On the other hand, the Kangaroos started the tournament with two losses but managed to make a comeback. Talking about the summit clash, the home team lost the match by six wickets. After the match, the Apex Council announced their best playing XI.

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ODI World Cup 2023 playing XI by Apex Council

1. Quinton de Kock (wk) (South Africa) 

The wicketkeeper batter played his last ODI game in the tournament's second semifinal against Australia. Ahead of the tournament, he announced his retirement from the 50-over format. During the tournament, he amassed 594 runs at 59.40 and was the third-highest run-getter.  

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2. Rohit Sharma (c) (India) 

The India skipper had a dream World Cup with 597 runs at 54.27 and a higher strike rate. Notably, this was probably the first time he took this many risks. Alongside De Kock, Sharma has been selected as the opening batter and the skipper of the team. 

3. Virat Kohli (India) 

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The former India skipper went past Sachin Tendulkar's 674 runs in the 2003 edition. Also, for the first time in his four World Cup career, Kohli hit three hundred and was the highest run-getter of the tournament with 765 runs at 95.62 and was adjudged the Player of the Tournament.

4. Daryl Mitchell (New Zealand) 

The number four batter from New Zealand had a great tournament with 552 runs at 69 including two hundreds, both against India. His team lost the semis against India.

5. KL Rahul (India) 

The wicketkeeper batter had a great comeback during the Asia Cup 2023 which India won. He carried his form in the World Cup with 452 runs at 75.33 including one hundred and two fifties.

6. Glenn Maxwell (Australia)

The Australian all-rounder who scored his maiden double hundred in ODI and is the first player to do so, ended with 400 runs at 66.66 and six wickets at 55 with the ball. He didn't bat much but bowled well enough despite being a part-time option before the tournament.

7. Ravindra Jadeja (India)

The India all-rounder has 120 runs at 40 as he didn't bat much. However, with the ball, he has 16 wickets at 24.87 including a five-wicket haul against South Africa.

8. Jasprit Bumrah (India) 

The India pacer, playing his second ODI World Cup ended the tournament with 20 wickets at 18.65. After missing the game due to a back injury for a year, he made his comeback during the Asia Cup and didn't look like he was injured even during the World Cup.

9. Dilshan Madushanka (Sri Lanka) 

The World Cup debutant for Sri Lanka, who failed to qualify for the Champions Trophy as they finished ninth in the tournament ended with 21 wickets at 25 in nine games. 

10. Adam Zampa (Australia)

The Aussie leg-spinner had a poor start to the tournament in the first two matches. Despite this, he ended up getting more wickets than Shane Warner in 1999 and Brad Hogg in 2007 in a single World Cup, i.e. 23 wickets at 22.39.

11. Mohammed Shami (India)

As the team India had a plan of playing Shardul Thakur as the third pacer and a number eight batter. However, as Hardik Pandya got injured, the team decided to bring in Shami who took 24 wickets at 10.70 in seven games. During the tournament, he went Zaheer Khan who was the highest wicket-taker for India in the ODI World Cups.

12th player: Gerald Coetzee (South Africa)

The South Africa player was named as a replacement for Anrich Nortje whose back got injured ahead of the tournament. During his first tournament, Gerald became the find for the team with 20 wickets at 19.80 in eight games

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