1. Quinton de Kock (South Africa) (wk)
Quinton de Kock, South Africa’s opener, showcased his exceptional form during the group stage, hitting four centuries, including a remarkable 174 against Bangladesh at the Wankhede Stadium. He accumulated 594 runs at a strike rate of 107.02 throughout the tournament, surpassed only by Indian duo Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli.
2. Rohit Sharma (India) (c)
Rohit Sharma, India’s captain and opener, set a high bar at the top of the order, scoring 597 runs, second only to his teammate Virat Kohli. His tally is the seventh-highest in a men’s Cricket World Cup, falling just 51 runs short of his personal best at the 2019 tournament in England. His strike-rate of 125.94 was the highest among the top-four batters in the tournament.
3. Virat Kohli (India)
Virat Kohli set a new record for the most runs by an individual batter at a men’s Cricket World Cup, scoring 765 runs at an average of 96.62. His performance surpassed Sachin Tendulkar’s previous record of 673 runs in 2003. Kohli reached at least a half-century in nine out of 11 innings and scored three centuries during the tournament.
4. Daryl Mitchell (New Zealand)
Daryl Mitchell played a significant role in New Zealand’s journey to the semi-finals, scoring 552 runs in nine innings at an average of 69 and a strike-rate of 111.06. His 134 in the semi-final against India was a valiant effort when his team needed it most.
5. KL Rahul (India)
KL Rahul, the right-handed Indian batter, was a pillar of consistency throughout the tournament, scoring a total of 452 runs from 10 innings. He excelled during the middle overs, scoring a tournament-best 102 against the Netherlands in Bengaluru and a remarkable 97* against Australia.
6. Glenn Maxwell (Australia)
Glenn Maxwell delivered two unforgettable performances with the bat. His century against the Netherlands was the fastest in a Men’s Cricket World Cup, achieved in just 40 balls. However, his effort against Afghanistan was even more extraordinary, scoring 201* from 128 balls under immense pressure.
7. Ravindra Jadeja (India)
Ravindra Jadeja, India’s spin-bowling all-rounder, played a pivotal role for his team, taking key wickets throughout the middle overs. His economy rate was among the best in the tournament, going for 4.25 per over.
8. Jasprit Bumrah (India)
Jasprit Bumrah, the spearhead of India’s attack, was consistently excellent throughout the tournament. His new-ball brilliance made a significant impact for his team, and his economy rate of 4.06 was the best among bowlers who played more than one game in the tournament.
9. Dilshan Madushanka (Sri Lanka)
Dilshan Madushanka, Sri Lanka’s left-arm speedster, was a standout performer. His 21 wickets placed him among the tournament’s top five wicket-takers, and he was a constant threat with the new ball.
10. Adam Zampa (Australia)
Adam Zampa, Australia’s leading wicket-taker in the tournament, equalled Muttiah Muralidaran’s record for most wickets by a spinner in a single Men’s Cricket World Cup. His 23 wickets came at an average of 22.39, and he took three consecutive four-wicket hauls in the league stage.
11. Mohammed Shami (India)
Mohammed Shami, the tournament’s top wicket-taker, was simply phenomenal. Despite sitting out his team’s first four matches, he took 24 wickets at an average of just 10.70 and 5.26.
12th: Gerald Coetzee (South Africa)
Young Gerald Coetzee provided the spark South Africa needed in their attack in the absence of Anrich Nortje. He took 20 wickets across his eight matches, finishing with an average of 19.80 and economy of 6.23.