We have reached the half-way stage of the round-robin stage in the Cricket World Cup 2023. As expected India have been thoroughly clinical and dominant and with 5 wins in 5 games, India remain the only undefeated team in the tournament so far.
Just behind them are South Africa and New Zealand, both teams with 8 points in 5 games. Australia have caught up with the rest after losing two games and then recording two straight wins. Pakistan have gone the other way with 3 losses after 2 wins. England, the defending champs, have only 1 win to show in 4 games.
Who is the top scorer in World Cup 2023?
South African opener Quinton de Kock is currently the leading run-scorer in Cricket World Cup 2023: after 5 innings, de Kock has scored 407 runs with the help of 3 centuries, with a best of 174. India’s Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are behind de Kock with 354 and 311 runs respectively.
Quinton de Kock has been in imperious form in the tournament. He has so far hit the most number of centuries in the Cricket World Cup 2023: his 3 centuries have come against Bangladesh, Australia, and Sri Lanka. 3 is also the most number of centuries by a South African batsman in a single World Cup.
The Indian duo of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have been among runs in World Cup 2023, though in different manner. While Rohit – the Rohit 2.0 – has been taking the attack to the opposition bowlers in the powerplay, Kohli has played like he’s done in the past decade – clinically winning run-chases. Rohit and Kohli combined have 2 centuries and 4 half-centuries in 10 knocks.
Behind them is Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan, who hit a match-winning century vs Sri Lanka and a fifty against Netherlands. New Zealand’s Rachin Ravindra is a surprise name in the top 5. Ravindra World Cup 2023 campaign with a blistering century against England and then hit half-centuries against India and Netherlands.
Top 5 run scorers in Cricket World Cup 2023:
|1||Quinton de Kock (SA)||407||5||174|
|2||Virat Kohli (IND)||354||5||103*|
|3||Rohit Sharma (IND)||311||5||131|
|4||Mohammad Rizwan (PAK)||302||5||131*|
|5||Rachin Ravindra (NZ)||290||5||123*|
Note: stats updated till 24th October after match number 23.