Cricket World Cup 2023: Fielding Game Changers

Cricket World Cup 2023: Unveiling the Fielding Game Changers

At the top of the ICC Fielding Impact Ratings, we find Australia’s Marnus Labuschagne and David Warner. These ratings are a collaborative effort with Sportradar.

Australia has once again proven their dominance in the cricket world by clinching the 2023 Cricket World Cup. This victory adds another feather to their cap, which already boasts wins from 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007, and 2015.

Glenn Maxwell, another Australian cricket star, secured the ninth position in the ratings. Australia’s fielding prowess, coupled with their bowlers’ sharp performance, helped them keep their opponents’ scores in check. This strategy was particularly effective during the knockout stages, enabling Australia to successfully chase down targets.

Labuschagne and Warner: The Fielding Stars

Labuschagne emerged as the tournament’s top fielder, earning 82.66 Fielding Impact Rating points. Despite his impressive performance, his eight catches were overshadowed by New Zealand’s Daryl Mitchell, who took 11 catches.

Labuschagne’s contributions included 15 runs saved, one run out, three assisted run outs (the highest in the tournament), and three good throws, among other factors.

Cricket World Cup 2023: Fielding Impact Ratings

Player Fielding Impact Rating Points
Marnus Labuschagne (AUS) 82.66
David Warner (AUS) 82.55
David Miller (SA) 79.48
Ravindra Jadeja (IND) 72.72
Sybrand Engelbrecht (NED) 58.72
Virat Kohli (IND) 56.79
Aiden Markram (SA) 50.85
Mitchell Santner (NZ) 46.25
Glenn Maxwell (AUS) 45.07
Glenn Phillips (NZ) 42.76

Warner, closely following Labuschagne, secured the second position with 82.55 points. He matched Labuschagne’s eight catches and saved an impressive 23 runs on the field.

South Africa’s David Miller, India’s Ravindra Jadeja, and Netherlands’ Sybrand Engelbrecht rounded off the top five positions. India’s Virat Kohli, who scored a record 765 runs in the tournament, also made his mark in the field with 56.79 points, six catches, and seven runs saved.

Australia: The Fielding Champions of CWC23

Australia, the World Champions, outshone all teams on the pitch with a cumulative score of 383.58 team points and an average of 34.87 points per game. They also boasted the highest catch efficiency (74.19%), with 62 catches taken and only 16 dropped.

Team Fielding Impact Ratings at CWC23

Team Fielding Impact Rating Points
Australia 383.58
South Africa 340.59
Netherlands 292.02
India 281.04
England 255.43
New Zealand 225.53
Pakistan 212.61
Sri Lanka 184.83
Bangladesh 174.98
Afghanistan 123.12

India, the runner-ups, secured the fourth position behind South Africa and the Netherlands with 281.04 points and a catch efficiency of 72.