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Top 5 Emerging Players of Cricket World Cup 2023

In this article, we will take a look at the top 5 emerging players of cricket world cup 2023. Here, we are going through some new talented names who strongly performed with their consistent performances during the tournament.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 23.11.2023
Top 5 Emerging Players of Cricket World Cup 2023

While the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 in India finished with some great memories, we saw some powerful talents during the latest ODI World Cup. Here, we are going through some new talented names who strongly performed with their consistent performances during the tournament.  

In this article, there is one key criterion, which is that the players shouldn’t be strongly favored in the team before the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.


Emerging Players of Cricket World Cup 2023 | Shining New Performers

Rachin Ravindra (New Zealand): 

Batting – 578 runs in 10 innings, average 64.22, strike rate 106.44, 3 centuries, 2 half-centuries; 

Bowling – 5 wickets in 9 innings, average 78.60, economy rate 5.98

In the absence of New Zealand captain Kane Williamson, Rachin Ravindra was selected in the playing XI for the tournament opener against the defending champions England. Before that match, Ravindra played 12 ODIs, where the left-handed batter scored 189 runs with an average of 23.62, including one half-century.

However, he was a star New Zealand performer at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. Starting the tournament with an unbeaten match-winning century, Ravindra finished the tournament as the fourth leading run-scorer with 578 runs in 10 innings, Which is also the record of most runs in debut ODI World Cup. He recorded three centuries on his ODI World Cup debut and also scored two more half-centuries. At the end of the tournament, his ODI batting average moved up to 45.11.

The left-arm spinner Rachin Ravindra also took five wickets in the tournament.

Dilshan Madushanka (Sri Lanka): 

Bowling – 21 wickets in 9 innings, average 25.00, economy rate 6.70, 1 five-wicket haul, 1 four-wicket haul

Although Sri Lanka disappointed hugely at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, the 23-year-old left-arm fast-medium bowler Dilshan Madushanka was one of the shining stars for the Lankans.

Before the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, Madushanka played his last ODI in July 2023. Ahead of their tournament opener, the left-arm pacer had 10 wickets in six ODIs.

At the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, Madushanka was a highly consistent bowler as he finished the tournament with the third most wickets, 21 wickets in nine innings. In the tournament, he claimed one five-wicket haul and one four-wicket haul.

Gerald Coetzee (South Africa): 

Bowling – 20 wickets in 8 innings, average 19.80, economy rate 6.23, 1 four-wicket haul; 

Batting – 54 runs in 4 innings, average 13.50, strike rate 69.28

The 23-year-old South African cricketer Gerald Coetzee was highly impressive at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. The right-arm fast bowler ended the tournament as the joint fourth most wicket-taker with 20 wickets in eight innings, including one four-wicket haul. He was highly consistent as the bowler, who had 11 wickets in six ODIs before the tournament.

Meanwhile, in the lower-order batting, Coetzee also proved himself a great striker as he had some key and powerful cameos with the bat during the tournament. In four innings, the right-handed batter scored a valuable 54 runs.

Sadeera Samarawickrama (Sri Lanka): 

Batting – 373 runs in 9 innings, average 53.28, strike rate 102.19, 1 century, 2 half-centuries

The 28-year-old Sri Lankan cricketer Sadeera Samarawickrama was one of the powerful batting performers for his team at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. Before the tournament, his ODI career score was 615 runs in 20 innings with an average of 32.36, including five half-centuries with the best knock of 93 runs.

At the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, Samarawickrama hit his first ODI century and two more half-centuries and scored 373 runs in nine innings.

Azmatullah Omarzai (Afghanistan): 

Batting – 353 runs in 8 innings, average 70.60, strike rate 97.78, 3 half-centuries; 

Bowling – 7 wickets in 9 innings, average 38.57, economy rate 7.10

The 23-year-old Afghanistan all-rounder Azmatullah Omarzai proved himself as a valuable asset to his nation. Before the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, Omarzai scored 137 runs in eight ODI innings (average 22.83; one half-century) and collected six wickets in 13 ODIs.

In the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, the right-handed batter Omarzai scored 353 runs in eight innings, including three crucial half-centuries.

On the other hand, the right-arm medium-fast bowler always provided crucial breakthroughs during the ODI World Cup 2023 and finished the tournament with seven wickets in nine innings.

 

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