The 13th edition of the Cricket World Cup concluded with Australia beating hosts India in the final held at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The Australians lifted their 6th World Cup, having won it previously in 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007, and 2015.
Talking about the 2023 Cricket World Cup, the tournament saw many records broken and many breathtaking performances. From the most runs in a single edition to the fastest centuries, cricket fans witnessed some memorable performances that will forever be etched in their memories and cricketing history.
Through this article, we’ll delve into the 2023 Cricket World Cup tournament stats that left an indelible mark in this edition.
First, let’s start with the batting stats.
Most Runs in ODI World Cup 2023
|Virat Kohli (IND)||765||11||11||117||95.62||90.31||3/6|
|Rohit Sharma (IND)||597||11||11||131||54.27||125.94||1/3|
|Quinton de Kock (SA)||594||10||10||174||59.40||107.02||4/0|
|Rachin Ravindra (NZ)||578||10||10||123*||64.22||106.44||3/2|
|Daryl Mitchell (NZ)||552||10||9||134||69.00||111.06||2/2|
|David Warner (AUS)||535||11||11||163||48.63||108.29||2/2|
|Shreyas Iyer (IND)||530||11||11||128*||66.25||113.24||2/3|
|KL Rahul (IND)||452||11||10||102||75.33||90.76||1/2|
|Rassie van der Dussen (SA)||448||10||10||133||49.77||84.52||2/2|
|Mitchell Marsh (AUS)||441||10||10||177*||49.00||107.56||2/1|
765: India’s formidable No. 3 batter, Virat Kohli, accumulated a staggering 765 runs at an impressive average of 95.62. His tally now accounts for the most runs scored in a single edition of the tournament, going past his idol, Sachin Tendulkar (673 runs).
Kohli performed consistently throughout the tournament and impressed everyone with his classy knocks, notching up 3 hundreds and 6 half-centuries.
500: India’s captain Rohit Sharma and Australia’s opener David Warner had a tremendous run with the bat as both amassed over 500 runs in this edition. As Rohit got 500 runs under his belt, he became the first player to score back-to-back 500+ runs in World Cup editions.
Later, David Warner also joined Rohit as he crossed the 500 mark. Both batters scored 500+ runs in the 2019 and 2023 World Cups.
578: Sachin Tendulkar’s one more World Cup record was broken, albeit this one by a New Zealand batter. Rachin Ravindra, the Kiwi batter, scored the most runs in a single edition under the age of 25.
With his impressive tally of 578, he went past Tendulkar, who amassed 523 runs in his debut campaign in the 1996 edition. Ravindra also became the highest run scorer in a debut World Cup tournament, surpassing Jonny Bairstow’s tally of 532 runs scored in 2019.
Highest Individual Scores in ODI World Cup 2023
|Glenn Maxwell (AUS)||201* (128)||21/10||157.03||Afghanistan||Mumbai||7 Nov 2023|
|Mitchell Marsh (AUS)||177* (132)||17/9||134.09||Bangladesh||Pune||11 Nov 2023|
|Quinton de Kock (SA)||174 (140)||15/7||124.28||Bangladesh||Mumbai||24 Oct 2023|
|David Warner (AUS)||163 (124)||14/9||131.45||Pakistan||Bengaluru||20 Oct 2023|
|Devon Conway (NZ)||152* (121)||19/3||125.61||England||Ahmedabad||5 Oct 2023|
|Dawid Malan (ENG)||140 (107)||16/5||130.84||Bangladesh||Dharamsala||10 Oct 2023|
|Travis Head (AUS)||137 (120)||15/4||114.16||India||Ahmedabad||19 Nov 2023|
|Daryl Mitchell (NZ)||134 (119)||9/7||112.60||India||Mumbai||15 Nov 2023|
|Rassie van der Dussen (SA)||133 (118)||9/5||112.71||New Zealand||Pune||1 Nov 2023|
|Mohammad Rizwan (PAK)||131* (121)||8/3||108.26||Sri Lanka||Hyderabad||10 Oct 2023|
201: Australia’s swashbuckling batter, Glenn Maxwell, played a once-in-a-lifetime innings in the 2023 World Cup against Afghanistan. The cricketing world witnessed a ‘Mad Max’ show as he slammed the third-highest individual score in World Cup history and the highest of this edition.
And what’s more impressive is that this knock came while chasing a target and when Australia was in a tricky situation. Maxwell’s knock also ended up being the highest score in a chase in the World Cup.
137: Travis Head scored a match-winning 137 runs in the 2023 World Cup final, making him the third Australian batter to score a century in the final.
134: Among the top 10 innings on this list, except for Daryl Mitchell’s knock, all other innings came in winning causes. Mitchell scored 134 runs against India in the first semi-final in Mumbai, but India defeated New Zealand by 70 runs. Coincidentally, Mitchell’s other century (130) also came against India in Dharamsala, but this knock also went in vain as India won by 4 wickets.
40: Apart from Maxwell’s double century, his another knock of 106 runs created a history of smashing the fastest century in World Cup history. He accumulated his hundred off just 40 balls, going past Aiden Markram, who scored his ton in 49 balls in the same edition.
Most 50+ Scores in ODI World Cup 2023
|Virat Kohli (IND)||11||9|
|Shreyas Iyer (IND)||11||5|
|Rachin Ravindra (NZ)||10||5|
|Abdullah Shafique (PAK)||8||4|
|Babar Azam (PAK)||9||4|
|Quinton de Kock (SA)||10||4|
|Aiden Markram (SA)||10||4|
|Daryl Mitchell (NZ)||9||4|
|Pathum Nissanka (SL)||9||4|
|Rohit Sharma (IND)||11||4|
9: The number of 50+ knocks played by Virat Kohli in the 2023 edition. He was the only batter with more than 5 50+ scores, which included 3 centuries and 6 fifties.
With this unreal consistency, he broke Sachin Tendulkar’s another record of most 50+ scores in a single World Cup edition. Kohli went past Tendulkar’s tally of 7 50+ innings scored in the 2003 edition.
100: South Africa’s opener, Quinton de Kock, who retired after this edition from ODIs, struck 4 50+ knocks. And all of them were centuries, with one each hammered against Sri Lanka, Australia, Bangladesh, and New Zealand.
3: When de Kock scored his hundred against Sri Lanka, his two other batting partners — Aiden Markram and Rassie Van der Dussen — also notched up their individual centuries in the same game. This went down in the record books as the first instance of 3 centuries scored in an innings in a World Cup game.
Most Sixes in ODI World Cup 2023
|Player||Innings||Sixes in CWC23|
|Rohit Sharma (IND)||11||31|
|Shreyas Iyer (IND)||11||24|
|David Warner (AUS)||11||24|
|Glenn Maxwell (AUS)||9||22|
|Daryl Mitchell (NZ)||9||22|
|Quinton de Kock (SA)||10||21|
|Mitchell Marsh (AUS)||10||21|
|David Miller (SA)||10||20|
|Heinrich Klaasen (SA)||10||19|
|Fakhar Zaman (PAK)||4||18|
31: India’s six-hitting machine, Rohit Sharma, stayed true to his tag of ‘Hitman’ and slammed huge sixes. Sharma ended the tournament with 31 sixes, which is the most sixes in a single edition. He went past the mighty Chris Gayle, who had struck 26 big hits in the 2015 edition.
54: Rohit Sharma also became the first batter in World Cup history to hammer 50 sixes. The previous record was held by Gayle with 49 sixes. Now, Rohit Sharma has the most sixes in World Cup history and has hit 54 sixes in 3 editions combined.
Now, moving to the bowling stats.
Most Wickets in ODI World Cup 2023
|Mohammed Shami (IND)||24||7||7||7/57||10.70||5.26||12.2||3|
|Adam Zampa (AUS)||23||11||11||4/8||22.39||5.36||25.0||0|
|Dilshan Madushanka (SL)||21||9||9||5/80||25.00||6.70||22.3||1|
|Gerald Coetzee (SA)||20||8||8||4/44||19.80||6.23||19.0||0|
|Jasprit Bumrah (IND)||20||11||11||4/39||18.65||4.06||27.5||0|
|Shaheen Shah Afridi (PAK)||18||9||9||5/54||26.72||5.93||27.0||1|
|Marco Jansen (SA)||17||9||9||3/31||26.47||6.52||24.3||0|
|Bas de Leede (NED)||16||9||8||4/62||30.43||7.26||25.1||0|
|Haris Rauf (PAK)||16||9||9||3/43||33.31||6.74||29.6||0|
|Josh Hazlewood (AUS)||16||11||11||3/38||28.06||4.81||34.9||0|
24: India’s pacer Mohammed Shami ended his 2023 campaign with 24 wickets to his name, making it the third-highest tally in a single edition. He bagged these wickets in just 7 innings, leaving everyone in awe of his extraordinary bowling performance.
3: To go along with that wonderful bowling effort, his impressive wicket tally also included as many as 3 five-wicket hauls. With his 3 fifers from this edition, he now has 4 fifers in the World Cup, which is the most by any bowler in the tournament’s history.
23: Australia’s leg spinner, Adam Zampa, grabbed 23 wickets in the tournament, equalling the record for the most wickets by a spinner in a World Cup edition. He matched the tally of Sri Lanka’s legendary spinner, Muthiah Muralidaran, who had also picked up 23 wickets in the 2007 edition.
16: The Netherlands’ Bas de Leede became the highest wicket-taker in a single edition among the associate nation players. As he picked up his 16th wicket, he went past Scotland’s Josh Davey, who had grabbed 15 wickets in the 2015 edition.
Best Bowling Figures in ODI World Cup 2023
|Mohammed Shami (IND)||7/57||New Zealand||Mumbai||15 Nov 2023|
|Mohammed Shami (IND)||5/18||Sri Lanka||Mumbai||2 Nov 2023|
|Ravindra Jadeja (IND)||5/33||South Africa||Kolkata||5 Nov 2023|
|Shaheen Shah Afridi (PAK)||5/54||Australia||Bengaluru||20 Oct 2023|
|Mohammed Shami (IND)||5/54||New Zealand||Dharamsala||22 Oct 2023|
|Mitchell Santner (NZ)||5/59||Netherlands||Hyderabad||9 Oct 2023|
|Dilshan Madushanka (SL)||5/80||India||Mumbai||2 Nov 2023|
|Adam Zampa (AUS)||4/8||Netherlands||Delhi||25 Oct 2023|
|Mohammed Shami (IND)||4/22||England||Lucknow||29 Oct 2023|
|Paul van Meekeren (NED)||4/23||Bangladesh||Kolkata||29 Oct 2023|
7/57: As mentioned earlier, Mohammed Shami bagged 3 fifers, with one of them being the best bowling figures of this edition. Shami dismissed 7 Kiwi batters when New Zealand batters were going strong in their chase and helped India win the semi-final. Shami also delivered the best bowling spell by an Indian bowler in ODIs and the World Cup.
5: This mind-blowing bowling performance made him the fifth bowler to take a seven-wicket haul in World Cup history. Shami joined the elite list of Winston Davis, Glenn McGrath, Andy Bichel, and Tim Southee.