The Upstox team of the Men’s ODI World Cup Qualifiers 2023 is revealed after the finals of the Qualifiers between Sri Lanka and the Netherlands on Sunday in Harare.
Upstox Team of the Men’s ODI World Cup Qualifiers 2023
Three players each from Sri Lanka, Netherlands, and Zimbabwe have been recognized for their excellent performance throughout the tournament, including two players from Scotland.
The selections were made by a team consisting of Natalie Germanos and Brian Murgatroyd the commentary representatives, media representative Firdose Moonda, match officials representative Alex Wharf and Tournament Director Hamilton Masakadza.
- Pathum Nissanka
- Vikramjit Singh
- Brandon McMullen
- Sean Williams
- Bas de Leede
- Sikandar Raza
- Scott Edwards
- Wanindu Hasaranga
- Maheesh Theekshana
- Chris Sole
- Richard Ngarva
The Sri Lanka opener was a great performer in the qualifiers 2023 tournament, giving his side some kickstarts. In Eight matches, Nissanka scored 417 runs at an average of 69, with two fifties and two centuries.
His centuries came against Zimbabwe and West Indies, helping Sri Lanka to enter for the World Cup at the end of the year.
The Netherlands player Vikramjit Singh made some contributions through his batting and also made his mark by taking some wickets. Vikramjit scored 326 runs having an average of 40.75 with one century and one fifty.
His century against Oman was a special one in his notable record, as it was his first in International ODIs. He also took six wickets at 21.50.
Brandon McMullen, the 23-year all-rounder was one of the most impressive performers throughout the tournament, showcasing his batting skills and accuracy with the ball for his team scots.
McMullen picked up 13 wickets at an average of 17.53, including a five-wicket haul. With the batting, he was even more impressive, scoring 364 runs at 52 with two centuries and one fifty.
The Zimbabwe player, Sean Williams was definitely the most impressive player at the qualifiers tournament. Williams has the highest run-scorer in the tournament, scoring 600 runs in seven games at an average of 100 with three centuries and two fifties.
His 174 runs against the USA were one of the notable records in the tournament. Williams has a contributor with the ball in the middle overs, picking up three wickets and generally keeping it tight.
Bas de Leede
Bas de Leeds was an important performer for the Netherlands throughout the tournament, but it was his contribution in their encounter against Scotland that will be remembered in times to come.
The all-rounder joined the top players list to pick up a five-wicket haul and scored a century in the same game. As the Netherlands beat Scotland to qualify for the World Cup in India. He scored 285 runs in seven games with one century and also took a total of 15 wickets.
Sikandar Raza joined the upstox team with his explosive performance during the tournament, contributing his best at batting and bowling. He scored a total of 325 runs in seven games, through which he made the fastest-ever ODI hundred by a Zimbabwe player.
His score has an average of 65, with one century and one fifty. He also took nine wickets, with best figures of 4/55.
The Netherlands Captain Scott Edwards led the team throughout the tournament. He was also tactically, leading the Netherlands through some tough phases as they qualified for the Cricket World Cup in India which is about to happen later this year.
Edwards had 12 dismissals in eight games and 314 runs with four half-centuries.
The Sri Lankan pacer, Wanindu Hasaranga’s spell against most of the batters worked very well he faced during the tournament.
His variations in pace, were too tough for the batters to combat as they were stunned to meet his balls. Hasaranga finished the tournament with 22 wickets in seven matches, with best figures of 6/24.
Alongside Hasaranga, the Sri Lankan spinner has caused havoc throughout the tournament. He was equally impressive as his spin bowling partner, coming to the fore in the latter stages of the tournament, notably in the Super Six Stage.
Maheesh Theekshana completed the tournament with 21 wickets in eight games at a stunning average of 12.23 and with an economy of 4.02.
Chris Sole, Scotland bowler showed his clocking speeds greater than 145kmph and rattling the batters with his pace.
Chris Sole picked up 11 wickets at an average of 25 and an economy of 4.67. Scotland narrow missed out on Qualifiers, they have a real asset on their hands.
The left-arm batsman was often to lend a hand to his team when they needed most. Richard Ngarva delivered time and again for Zimbabwe. He took a total of 14 wickets in the seven matches of the Qualifiers 2023 at an average of 19.28.