Australia won their sixth ODI World Cup last November. The team beat India with a great strategy on Indian soil. Pat Cummins’ captaincy, Glenn Maxwell’s brilliant century, Travis Head’s storm, Adam Jumper’s wicket, Mitchell Marsh’s adaptation to a new role have been cited by many.
But only two of the world’s best got a chance in the ICC ODI team of the year 2023. And six runners-up from India have entered the team. No Pakistani cricketer got a place in this team.
World Cup semi-final and final man-of-the-match Travis Head got a place, but India’s Shubman Gill was sent at three to make way for the opener. Before and behind these two in the batting lineup are Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, who scored runs in the World Cup.
Daryl Mitchell of New Zealand and Heinrich Klaasen of South Africa are next. Sate Proteas pace bowling all-rounder Marco Jansen. Australia’s Adam Zampa at eight. The remaining three Indians in the lineup are Mohammad Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav and Mohammad Shami.
Boys ODI Team of 2023: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Travis Head, Virat Kohli, Daryl Mitchell, Heinrich Klaasen, Marco Janssen, Adam Zampa, Mohammad Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Shami.