What are the most exciting facts about World Cup 2023

Safalta Expert Published by: Mayank Mehta Updated Mon, 27 Nov 2023 09:05 PM IST

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The 13th edition of the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup is ongoing in India and matches are live in ten Indian cities from October 5 to November 19. The 48-match competition has ten teams, with the final held at Ahmedabad's 132,000-seat Narendra Modi Stadium, the world's largest cricket ground.

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The 13th edition of the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup is ongoing in India and matches are live in ten Indian cities from October 5 to November 19. The 48-match competition has ten teams, with the final held at Ahmedabad's 132,000-seat Narendra Modi Stadium, the world's largest cricket ground. We are here with the most exciting facts ongoing in the Cricket World Cup, 2023 which you would love to know.

Most exciting facts about World Cup 2023

  • Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, two Indian players in the competition with more than 10,000 ODI runs, might make the difference between victory and defeat. India has only dropped four World Cup matches in the previous three years.

  • The West Indies, who had won the competition in 1975 and 1979, had failed to qualify in its 48-year history.

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    They were given another shot in the Cricket World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe this year, however, they could not place in the top two after failing to qualify for the Super League.
  • Afghanistan and Netherlands have taken the place of the two test-playing countries, Ireland and Zimbabwe failed to qualify for the World Cup
  • For the first time since 2016, Pakistan is traveling to India. Their 15-man squad has never played an international match on Indian soil.
  • Mohammad Shami is now the highest wicket-taker for India in World Cup history with a total of 55 wickets.


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Surprising team of the World Cup 2023

As we all know, Cricket is full of challenges and surprises, which can be seen in the ongoing World Cup. Afghanistan is the team to watch out for in the current World Cup they are not the favorite but are very impressive with the outstanding effort they are making in cricket.
  • The 9th world ranking team (Afghanistan)  had already defeated the world champion, England, and the world no 2, Pakistan, and are set to give high competition in the remaining matches to their opponent.
  • Afghanistan defeated Sri Lanka by 7 wickets, registering their back-to-back win in World Cup history.
  • In another match, this undefined side set their first-ever win over Pakistan in ODI history with an impressible win by 8 wickets.
  • Afghanistan finished their campaign with 6th position in the World Cup and qualified for the Champions Trophy.


Fastest ODI century in World Cup history

  • World Cup is taking place in Indian cities and the World Cup fever is on to the cricket fans. So many records are being created with the progress of the World Cup. In this edition, we have seen the record-breaking of the fastest century in World Cup history. 

  • Kevin O’Brien has the record for the fastest World Cup century before this World Cup, scoring his century in just 50 balls, which takes Ireland to a historic win against England.
  • Aiden Markram shattered the Irish player’s record of scoring the fastest World Cup century by hammering a century in just 49 balls in the Arun Jaitley Stadium leading a win to South Africa over Sri Lanka
  • Glenn Maxwell shattered Aiden Markram’s record in a few days and scored the fastest hundred of all time in the cricket World Cup in just 40 balls on October 25, against the Netherlands at Delhi’s Arun Jaitley stadium. 

Will Virat Kohli be the new Cricket God?
  • Virat Kohli is set to become one of the greatest ODI cricketers. Virat created history by scoring his 50th century against New Zealand in the Semi-Final match. Virat Kohli shattered the record of most ODI centuries of legendary Sachin Tendulkar. Sachin has scored 49 ODI centuries in 452 matches while Virat has reached 50 centuries in just 279 innings.
  • Virat is the leading run-scorer for India in the World Cup, in 2023, and hammered three incredible centuries.
  • Virat Kohli may be the new cricket God for the upcoming generation.
 

England are set for a shocking exit
  • Current world champion, England are still in the hunt for a second win in this World Cup, having 5 loss in the first 6 matches, they played so far. An eight-wicket defeat against Sri Lanka has almost ended the chances of the defending champions making it to the semi-finals.
  • India defeated England with a great margin of 100 runs, ending all the possibilities of qualifying for the Semis.
  • Indecisive batting, poor strategy, and frequent substitutions have left England in an undefined position.
  • Given that the English team has every player with talent and still sits second last in the standings, it is tough to comprehend what is going on with them.
So, everyone's excited about the 2023 World Cup. Teams are training hard for this me­ga event. This tournament is going very well unexpectedly, filled with skill, fair play, global unity, and surprise. It's about nations competing yet ce­lebrating together. People across the globe will be watching the host country and the competing te­ams. The 2023 World Cup is all set to create unforgettable moments and leave a meaningful mark in sports history.

Who will win the World Cup in 2023?

Currently, India is the strongest contender for winning the World Cup and claims the top spot in the points table. With an undefeated side in the World Cup and the superb performance of Indian players, India is set to take the World Cup back home.

Which player has the fastest World Cup century?

Glenn Maxwell smashed the fastest ODI World Cup century in just 40 balls surpassing the record created by South African player, Aiden Markram.

Which player has the most runs in the World Cup 2023?

Virat Kohli is the leading run scorer in the World Cup while Rohit Sharma has moved to the second position and followed by Quinton De Cock in the third position.

Which player has the most wickets in the World Cup 2023?

Mohammad Shami is currently the highest wicket-taker in the World Cup,2023 followed by Adam Zampa, in second and Dilshan Madhushanka, in third place.

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