The ICC World Cup 2023 keeps giving enthralling contests, high competition between bat and ball, an electrifying atmosphere and much more. The tournament has been host to 23 games so far and there have been blistering performances. With the way things are panning out, it’s fair to say that all this will double up and we are in for a thriller of an encounter.
ICC World Cup 2023: Matthew Hayden picks his favourite opening partner from World Cup 2023
As ICC World Cup 2023 is keeping everyone excited, former Australian cricketer Matthew Hayden has picked his dream opening partner from the current tournament while speaking to ESPNCricinfo. He didn’t shy away from naming India captain Rohit Sharma.
Rohit Sharma has looked a class apart in the ICC World Cup 2023 and has unleashed his aggressive version. The Indian captain has come out with positive intent in all the games that he has played so far and has made sure that his side is off to a brutal start.
Rohit Sharma hasn’t bothered about his wicket and personal milestones and has only believed in brutal power hitting at the start. His aggressive innings at the top have allowed the team to get off the flyer and have made the middle order to take their time and settle.
Rohit Sharma is currently the second-leading run-getter in the World Cup with 311 runs to his name. He has batted with strike rate of over 150 in almost every game and has 1 hundred and 1 fifty so far. His batting at the top is one of the main reasons behind India being dominant in the tournament so far.
This has been a completely different version of Rohit Sharma as compared to what we used to do earlier. The batter earlier used to take time and generally was a slow starter but now he does most of the damage in the first 10 overs.
ICC World Cup 2023: Rohit Sharma shattered five massive records after win over New Zealand in ICC World Cup 2023
Indian captain Rohit Sharma shattered quite a few records after the game against New Zealand. He played a blazing knock of 46 runs and made sure his side register the fifth win of the ICC World Cup 2023
Here are the Records of Rohit Sharma that he broke against New Zealand
– First Indian captain to win a match against New Zealand in ICC tournaments after 20 years
– First Indian to complete 50 sixes in a calendar year in ODI.
– First player to complete 50 sixes in ODI in 2023.
– Most sixes for India in World Cup history
– First player to complete 300 runs in World Cup 2023.