Best Batsman In World Cup 2023: At the time of writing, all 10 teams have played at least 5 matches each, and we are already into the second half of the round-robin phase of the tournament.
The World Cup 2023 has been a high-scoring one, and it could end up as the biggest run-fest ODI World Cup ever. In the first 25 matches of the competition, there have been 21 centuries raised from 18 batters.
According to Who is the best batsman in CWC 2023, even though it is Quinton de Kock who is leading the runs tally, we have picked Virat Kohli as the best batsman in the tournament so far. While de Kock has scored 431 runs in 6 innings at an average of 71, Virat Kohli has been batting on another plane altogether: in 5 innings, he’s remained not out twice, scoring overall 354 runs at a humongous average of 118.
Best Batsman In World Cup 2023
The key difference between de Kock and Kohli’s batting this tournament has been that while the South African opener has batted with no pressure and had the license to go after the bowling, Kohli has played all his 5 knocks in run-chases and two of them – against Australia and New Zealand – came after India had suffered mini-collapses.
Against Australia on a tough track in Chennai, India were in early trouble at 2/3. From this point, Kohli and KL Rahul bailed the team out with their partnership of 165 runs. Kohli scored 85 runs, taking India close to the target, and Rahul finished the job with 97*.
Against New Zealand in Dharamsala, India were 191/5 chasing 274. Kohli once again anchored a successful chase, and only when the match was effectively won did he go after looking for a century, but got out caught in the deep, aiming for a maximum when at the score of 95. But by then he had already put India on the doorstep of a win.
As per the Best Batsman In World Cup 2023, Kohli’s two other significant scores came in almost flawless knocks – 55* against Afghanistan in Delhi and 103* against Bangladesh in Pune.
Virat Kohli only has had one failure in the tournament till now – 16 runs against Pakistan in Ahmedabad. Thankfully, the bowler and Rohit Sharma’s blitzkrieg at the top had sealed the game for India already.