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Did any Pakistani make it to ICC's World Cup 2023 team of tournament?

ICC's lineup features players from Australia India, South Africa and New Zealand, as well as Sri Lanka

By Web Desk
November 20, 2023
Pakistans team. — ICC/File
Pakistan's team. — ICC/File

Following the conclusion of World Cup 2023, the International Cricket Council (ICC) unveiled the Team of the Tournament with no player from the Pakistan team making it to the list.

Pakistan were knocked out of the tournament in the group stage despite entering the World Cup as the top-ranked side. The Green Shirts lost five matches out of nine.

The ICC's lineup features players from champions Australia — who bagged the trophy for the sixth time — runners-up India, semi-finalists South Africa and New Zealand, as well as Sri Lanka.

Take a look at the ICC Men's World Cup 2023 team in batting order.

Quinton de Kock (wk) (South Africa) – 594 runs at 59.40

Rohit Sharma (c) (India) – 597 runs at 54.27

Virat Kohli (India) – 765 runs at 95.62

Daryl Mitchell (New Zealand) – 552 runs at 69

KL Rahul (India) – 452 runs at 75.33

Glenn Maxwell (Australia) – 400 runs at 66.66 and six wickets at 55

Ravindra Jadeja (India) – 120 runs at 40 and 16 wickets at 24.87

Jasprit Bumrah (India) – 20 wickets at 18.65

Dilshan Madushanka (Sri Lanka) – 21 wickets at 25

Adam Zampa (Australia) – 23 wickets at 22.39

Mohammed Shami (India) – 24 wickets at 10.70

12th player: Gerald Coetzee (South Africa) – 20 wickets at 19.80

The selection panel consisted of Ian Bishop, Kass Naidoo, Shane Watson (Commentators), Wasim Khan (ICC General Manager, Cricket) and Sunil Vaidya (Journalist, Ahmedabad Mirror).

A day earlier, Australia won a record-extending sixth 50-overs World Cup title after opener Travis Head smashed a brilliant ton to secure their six-wicket victory against India on Sunday.

Asked to bat first, India rode battling half-centuries by KL Rahul and Virat Kohli to post a below-par 240 all out in exactly 50 overs at a packed Narendra Modi Stadium.

Australia suffered a top-order wobble of their own but Head's 137 off 120 balls saw them romp home with seven overs to spare in the match that never reached great heights.