The Men’s World Cup ODI 2023 came to an end with Australia winning the coveted trophy for a record sixth time in the tournament’s history. The prestigious quadrennial event never fell short of expectations, excitement, thrill, surprises, and shock upsets. The recently concluded edition of the Men’s World Cup ODI provided lifetime memories for fans to cherish.
In the Men’s World Cup ODI, the individual performances took centre stage, with several players grabbing headlines with their spectacular performances. Among the standout performers of the tournament were several young players who not only manifested their immense talent but also left an indelible impression on the prestigious event with their exceptional skills and match-winning performances. Here we’ve got you covered some of the top-performing youngsters of the Men’s World Cup ODI 2023.
Here are six top-performing youngsters of the Men’s World Cup ODI 2023
1. R Ravindra (NZ)
R Ravindra had a dream Men’s World Cup ODI this season. The 23-year-old is considered the next big thing in international cricket. Ravindra grabbed headlines with his incredible in the recently concluded edition of the prestigious event. He was one of the instrumental players in New Zealand’s campaign at the Men’s World Cup ODI 2023. R Ravindra emerged as the highest run-getter for New Zealand, aggregating 578 runs, including three centuries and two fifties, at an average of 64.22 in 10 matches. His best performance came in New Zealand’s opening match against England, where he played an unbeaten match-winning knock of 123 off 96 balls. He shattered batting legend S Tendulkar’s record for the most runs before age 25 in a single edition of the Men’s World Cup ODI.
2. G Coetzee (SA)
G Coetzee was among the most lethal and fiercest fast bowlers in the Men’s World Cup 2023. He led the pace attack for South Africa in the recently concluded edition of the tournament. The 23-year-old was the joint fourth-highest wicket-taker, with 20 wickets, including a four-wicket haul, at an average of 19.80 and an economy rate of 6.23 in 8 matches. Also, he was the highest wicket-taker for South Africa in a single edition of the Men’s World Cup ODI. His best performance came against Afghanistan, where he registered his bowling figures of 4/44. His aggression while bowling has been often compared to former South African bowler D Steyn. Given his brilliant outings in the Men’s World Cup 2023, G Coetzee is definitely one of the most talented players to watch out for in the years to come.
3. D Madushanka (SL)
D Madushanka was the pace spearhead for Sri Lanka in the recently concluded edition of the Men’s World Cup ODI. The 23-year-old was one of the best bowlers in the tournament, emerging as the third leading wicket-taker with 21 wickets, including a fifer and a four-wicket haul, at an average of 25 and an economy rate of 6.70 in 9 matches. His best bowling performance came against India, registering figures of 5/80. He was one of the Sri Lankan bowlers to claim a five-wicket haul in the Men’s World Cup ODI. Given his performances and talent, D Madushanka has really a good future ahead of him. He is one of the youngsters to keep an eye on in the coming years.
4. S Iyer (IND)
S Iyer had a great campaign in the recently concluded Men’s World Cup ODI 2023. He was one of the most reliable batsmen in the middle order for India. The 28-year-old scored two consecutive centuries against the Netherlands and New Zealand in the semifinal of the tournament. Iyer was the third-highest run-getter for India, aggregating 530 runs, including two centuries and three half-centuries, at an average of 66.25 and a strike rate of 113.25 in 11 matches. His best performance came against the Netherlands, where he scored an unbeaten 128 off 94 balls. Also, S Iyer was one of the four Indian batsmen alongside S Tendulkar, R Sharma, and V Kohli to amass 500 runs in a single edition of the Men’s World Cup ODI. Overall, S Iyer had a good impact on the team in the recently concluded edition of the prestigious tournament.
5. M Jansen (SA)
Another talented youngster who impressed the cricketing world in the Men’s World Cup ODI 2023 was M Jansen. The 23-year-old was the leading all-rounder for South Africa in the tournament. Jansen scalped 17 wickets at an average of 26.27 and an economy rate of 6.52 in nine matches. With the bat, he scored 157 runs, including a half-century, at an average of 31.40 and a strike rate of 110.56 in nine matches. M Jansen was more effective with the ball than with the bat, taking crucial wickets in the middle overs to turn the game on its head. Over the last few years, he has been one of South Africa’s best-performing players. M Jansen is definitely one of the players to watch out for in the years to come.
6. I Zadran (AFG)
I Zadran is another talented youngster who had a great campaign in the Men’s World Cup ODI 2023. He was one of the instrumental players in Afghanistan’s dream tournament, where they defeated top teams including England, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. The 21-year-old was the highest run-getter for Afghanistan in the tournament, amassing 376 runs, including a century and a fifty, at an average of 47 in nine matches. His best performance came against Australia, where he played an unbeaten knock of 129 off 143 balls to help his team post a good total of 291 on the board. I Zadran has already been a sensation in Afghan cricket over the last couple of years. He is set to make his name in international cricket for years to come.