ICC World Cup 2023: Points Table and Notable Performances
The ICC World Cup 2023 has witnessed some interesting developments in the points table after the completion of 14 matches. India and New Zealand stand in the top two positions, both with a perfect record of three consecutive victories. South Africa follows closely in the third position after securing two wins, while Pakistan is in fourth place, displaying their prowess. England occupies the fifth spot, Afghanistan is sixth, and Bangladesh claims the seventh position.
Australia’s Rebound and Sri Lanka’s Struggles
Australia managed to bounce back in the competition with a win against Sri Lanka, moving up to the eighth position. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, finds itself in ninth place after facing defeat in all three matches played. The Netherlands, having lost both of their matches, remains at the bottom of the points table.
Top Batsmen in the Tournament
As for the top batsmen, Pakistan’s wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan is setting the standard with an impressive tally of 248 runs. New Zealand’s opener, Devon Conway, closely follows in second place with 229 runs, while India’s captain, Rohit Sharma, secures the third spot with 217 runs. South Africa’s wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock is the fourth-top scorer with 209 runs, and Sri Lanka’s batsman Kushal Mendis rounds off the top five with 207 runs. (World Cup 2023)
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In the bowling department, India’s fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah stands out as the top wicket-taker, claiming eight wickets in three matches. New Zealand’s spinner Mitchell Santner and pacer Matt Henry occupy the second and third positions, respectively, with 8 wickets each. Pakistan’s pace bowler Hasan Ali and Sri Lanka’s pace bowler Madhushanka hold the fourth and fifth spots with seven wickets apiece.
As the tournament progresses, cricket enthusiasts can anticipate more thrilling matches and standout performances from these top-notch cricketers.(World Cup 2023)