The ODI World Cup 2023 has been a tournament filled with emotions, surprises, and exceptional performances. However, it has also been a testament to the resilience and never-give-up attitude of players. New Zealand’s skipper Kane Williamson is also among those players who have fought hard for their countries. The right-handed batter has made a remarkable comeback from injuries to lead his team in crucial matches despite of the event.
With their recent victory over Sri Lanka, New Zealand’s hopes are now very high to qualify in the semi-final of the World Cup. Notably, India, South Africa and Australia have already qualified for the knockouts.
Table of Contents
- Knae Williamson’s comeback
- The run-fest in the ODI World Cup 2023
- Williamson reveals the name of his favourite current cricketer
Knae Williamson’s comeback
Williamson’s journey in the ODI World Cup 2023 has been nothing short of inspirational. Overcoming injury hurdles, he has led his team with resilience and determination in the last few league-stage matches. The Kiwi captain reached a significant milestone during the league-stage match against Pakistan, becoming only the third New Zealander to score 1000 runs in ODI World Cups, following the footsteps of Stephen Fleming and Ross Taylor.
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The run-fest in the ODI World Cup 2023
The first half of the tournament has witnessed a runs fest, with players like Quinton de Kock, David Warner, Rachin Ravindra, Rohit Sharma, and Virat Kohli stealing the limelight. These cricketing giants showcased their prowess on the field, making each match a spectacle for fans around the world.
Williamson reveals the name of his favourite current cricketer
In a recent interaction with Star Sports, Kane Williamson revealed his favourite current cricketer, and the choice is none other than Virat. Interestingly, the two cricketing maestros have a history that dates back to the 2008 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup when they faced each other on the field.
It is worth mentioning that Virat has showcased exceptional form in the ODI World Cup 2023 with a staggering tally of 543 runs and has been a key factor in India’s undefeated streak of eight matches. The Delhi-born cricketer has smashed two centuries and three half-centuries in the event so far and even achieved a monumental feat by equaling Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 49 ODI centuries in the process.
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