The ODI World Cup 2023 is nearing its end and discussions to predict the player of the tournament has begun. There have been many iconic performances till now and some players have performed admirably.
There will surely be a lot of debates amongst fans regarding the recipient of the Player of the Tournament award. In the previous editions, it has been awarded to the player that has been consistent through the tournament.
3 players who are contenders to become player of the tournament for ODI World Cup 2023
3) Mohammed Shami
The rise of Mohammed Shami in the ODI World Cup 2023 has been epic to witness. He was not even in the starting XI of the Indian team during their initial games. However, destiny brought him into the playing Xi and is currently the highest wicket-taker of the tournament.
The speedster has three five-wicket hauls in the tournament, which is a record in itself. Apart from that, his bowling average has been superb.Whenever called upon, he has delivered the goods for his side. He is one of the strongest contenders to be named ‘Player of the Tournament’.
2) Adam Zampa
Australia’s most lethal bowler in this ODI World Cup 2023 has been Adam Zampa. The spinner had a poor outing against India in the opening game. However, he came back strongly to scalp wickets in almost every game for his side. His clinical performances in crucial encounters helped Australia seal qualification.
The leg-spinner is currently second on the leaderboard of the highest wicket-takers in the ODI World Cup 2023. He is a genuine candidate to be the ‘Player of the Tournament’ if he can prove to be the match-winner in the final.
1) Virat Kohli
Undoubtedly, one of India’s greatest ever batters has been Virat Kohli. His ability to perform under the toughest of situations is second to none in the sport. The way he has been scoring runs for fun has been delightful for the fans and his family as well. His skillset in the sport is also unparalleled and would look to add another World Cup to his already glorious achievements.
Virat Kohli is currently the highest run-getter of the ODI World Cup 2023 and is likely to finish like that. He now holds the record for the most runs scored in a single edition of an ODI World Cup. The right-handed batter has a great chance to become the ‘Player of the Tournament’.