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ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023: Australia Wins the 6th Title by Defeating India 

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Australia won the Cricket World Cup for a record-extending sixth timeThe Australian Men’s cricket team led by Pat Cummins won the 13th edition of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Men’s One Day International (ODI) Cricket World Cup(CWC) 2023 by defeating Rohit Sharma led India in the finals held in Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

i.The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 was hosted by India across 10 venues from 5th October to 19th November 2023.

ii.This win for Australia marks their sixth ODI World Cup title including 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2015, and 2023.


Player of the Tournament – Virat Kohli

Player of the Match(Finals) – Travis Head (Australia)

Highest run-scorer – Virat Kohli(765 runs)

Highest Wicket-taker – Mohammed Shami(24 wickets)

Key Performance by Indian Players:

Virat Kohli:

i.The 2023 ODI World Cup highest run-scorer Virat Kohli has scored 765 runs, the most runs scored ever in a single edition of an ODI World Cup, and breaks Sachin Tendulkar’s previous record of 673 runs set in the 2003 edition.

ii.Kohli has scored nine half-centuries in the 2023 World Cup which breaks Sachin Tendulkar’s record of seven half-centuries in the 2003 edition.

iii.Virat Kohli also broke Tendulkar’s (49 centuries) record of the most number of centuries in ODI matches, while Kohli scored his 50th century against New Zealand in the semi-final.

iv.Virat Kohli became the second-highest run-scorer in ODI World Cups with 1792 runs in 37 matches.

  • He overtook Ricky Ponting (Australia) (1743 runs) and was behind Sachin Tendulkar (2278) in the top run-scorers in the Men’s ODI World Cup list.

Mohammed Shami:

i.Mohammed Shami becomes the first Indian bowler in an ODI match to take seven wickets, having achieved this feat against New Zealand in the semifinal.

ii.Mohammed Shami also made the record for the most number of wickets for India in a single edition of the ODI World Cup with 24 wickets in the 2023 edition by surpassing Zaheer Khan’s record of 21 wickets in the 2011 ODI World Cup edition.

iii.Mohammed Shami also became the first Indian to take three five-wickets in this ODI World Cup.

shami wickets world cup 2023-Viratkholi 50th ODI century

Rohit Sharma:

i.Rohit Sharma became the highest run-scorer as captain in a single World Cup edition with 597 runs in the 2023 ODI World Cup while he broke New Zealand’s Kane Williamson record of 578 runs, which came in the 2019 edition.

ii.Rohit Sharma tops the list of the most sixes in ODI World Cups with 54 sixes, he also leads the most sixes in the 2023 ODI World Cup with 31 sixes which is also the most number of sixes smashed in a single World Cup edition.

iii. Rohit Sharma becomes the fifth Indian to score 18,000 runs in international cricket, others being Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, and Virat Kohli.

  • He achieved this feat while playing against England in the group stage match in which he scored 87 runs.
  • Out of his 18000 runs, 3677 runs were scored in Tests, 3853 runs were scored in T20Is, and 10470 runs came in ODIs.

KL Rahul:

i.KL Rahul also made the record of the fastest century by an Indian in the ODI World Cup when he scored a century in 62 balls against the Netherlands in the group match.

Kuldeep Yadav:

India’s Kuldeep Yadav completed 250 international wickets during the match against South Africa in the group stage of CWC 2023.

Shubman Gill:

i.Shubman Gill became the fastest batsman to reach 2,000 runs in ODI cricket during the World Cup group stage match against New Zealand.

  • Shubman Gill achieved this feat in 38 matches since his ODI debut in 2019.
  • As of November ‘23, Shubman Gill ranked NO.1 in the ODI batsmen ranking.


i.Glenn Maxwell(Australia) made the record by hitting the fastest century in ODI World Cup history where he scored 100 runs in 40 balls against the  Netherlands.

  • Maxwell broke South Africa’s Aiden Markram record for fastest century in 49 balls against Sri Lanka in the 2023 ODI World Cup.

ii.Maxwell became the highest individual scorer in the ODI run chase by scoring 201 runs against Afghanistan in the group-stage matches.

  • He also became the first Australian batsman to score a double century in ODIs.

iii.New Zealand batsman Rachin Ravindra(23-year-old ) broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record of scoring the most runs in a single edition of the Cricket World Cup below the age of 25.

  • Ravindra scored 578 runs in the 2023 ODI world cup surpassing sachin’s record of 523 runs at the 1996 ODI World Cup.

iv.Angelo Mathews(Sri Lanka) became the first cricketer to be dismissed by ‘timed out’ format in an international match.

  • timed out – According to ICC World Cup 2023 playing conditions, After the fall of a wicket or the retirement of a batter, the incoming batter must be ready to receive the next ball within 2 minutes.

About the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023:

The quadrennial event witnessed the participation of ten teams including India, Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, and Sri Lanka.


‘Blaze’ is a bowling female mascot

Tonkis a batting male mascot

Prize Money:

Winner – USD 4 million(approximately Rs 33 crore)

Runner – USD 2 million(approximately Rs 16 crore)


  • Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat
  • Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune, Maharashtra
  • Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad, Telangana
  • Muthiah Annamalai Chidambaram Stadium(Chepauk Stadium) in Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • Mangalam Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, Karnataka
  • Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association(HPCA) Stadium in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh
  • Eden Gardens in Kolkata, West Bengal
  • Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium (Ekana Cricket Stadium) in Lucknow, India
  • Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi, Delhi

Fan Park partner:

Max Life Insurance Company Ltd was the official Fan Park Partner for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. Max Life has sponsored Fan Parks across 10 cities at 14 screening locations for 7 matches.

ICC fan parks are specifically designed to give a stadium-like experience for cricket fans to watch World Cup matches.

List of ICC ODI World Cup Winners:

2019EnglandNew ZealandEngland, Wales
2015AustraliaNew ZealandAustralia,
New Zealand
2011IndiaSri LankaIndia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh
2007AustraliaSri LankaWest Indies
2003AustraliaIndiaSouth Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya
1996Sri LankaAustraliaIndia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
New Zealand
1987AustraliaEnglandIndia, Pakistan
1983IndiaWest IndiesEngland
1979West IndiesEnglandEngland
1975West IndiesAustraliaEngland

England bowler David Willey Retires from international cricket: 

i.England bowler David Jonathan Willey has announced retirement from all forms of international cricket at the end of the 2023 ODI World Cup.

ii.Since his debut in 2015, David Willey has played 73 ODI matches and taken 100 wickets, while he has played 43 Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) and taken 51 wickets.

iii.Willey was also part of England’s ICC Men’s T20I World Cup 2022 winning team, held in Australia.

Afghanistan’s Naveen-ul-Haq retires from ODI cricket:

Afghanistan fast bowler Naveen-ul-Haq has announced retirement from ODI cricket at the end of Afghanistan’s campaign in the 2023 ODI World Cup. He continues to represent Afghanistan in the T20I format.

  • He played 15 ODI matches taking 22 wickets since his debut in 2016.
  • He represented 27 T20I matches and took 34 wickets (As of November ‘23). 

ICC suspends Sri Lanka’s membership

i.The International Cricket Council (ICC) has suspended its full-member Sri Lanka on the grounds of government interference in the management of the Sri Lanka Cricket(SLC).

ii.Due to the poor performance of the Sri Lankan cricket team in the 2023 ODI World Cup (Won only two out of nine matches), and corruption allegations Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Sport dismissed SLC’s board and replaced it with an interim committee to govern SLC.

Indian Air Force’s show in the World Cup final:

The Indian Air Force’s(IAF) Surya Kiran Aerobatic Team(SKAT)(52nd Squadron of IAF) consisting of nine Hawk Mk-132 aircraft performed an aerial show at the beginning of the final match between India and Australia.

Note: Pakistan cricketer Usama Mir became the first-ever concussion substitute in World Cup history by replacing Shadab Khan.

About International Cricket Council (ICC) :
Chairman – Greg Barclay
Headquarters – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Established in -1909