India's Men in Blue:
Shining Stars of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 witnessed a remarkable display of cricketing brilliance, with India's Men in Blue emerging as a formidable force. Let's take a closer look at the 15 players who represented India on this grand stage, highlighting their outstanding contributions throughout the tournament.

Rohit Sharma (Captain)

Rohit Sharma, born on April 30, 1987, in Bansod, Nagpur, is a prolific Indian cricketer known for his batting prowess, particularly in limited-overs formats. He is married to Ritika Sajdeh, and the couple exchanged vows in a private ceremony in December 2015.He amassed 500+ runs throughout the tournament, including a match-winning century against Pakistan.

Stats in this tournament:

  • 28 Sixes
  • 62 Fours
  • “3” 50+ Scores
  • 550 Runs

Shubman Gill

Shubman Gill, born on September 8, 1999, in Firozpur, Punjab, is an emerging Indian cricketer recognized for his stylish batting. He comes from a supportive family in Punjab that has played a crucial role in nurturing his cricketing talent. His maturity and technique belied his age, making him a reliable partner for Rohit Sharma at the top of the order.

Stats in this tournament:

  • 41 Fours
  • “4” 50+ Scores
  • 350 Runs

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli, an Indian cricketer born on November 5, 1988, in Delhi, is one of the World’s Best Batsmen and former captain of the Indian national team. He is married to Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma, and the couple tied the knot in a private ceremony in December 2017. The legendary Indian batsman, was a beacon of resilience and determination. Despite facing early challenges, he bounced back with a vengeance, in the tournament. His experience and grit were invaluable assets to the team.

Stats in this tournament:

  • 64 Fours
  • “3” 100+ Scores
  • “5” 50+ Scores
  • 711 Runs

Shreyas Iyer

Shreyas Iyer, born on December 6, 1994, in Mumbai, is an Indian cricketer known for his dynamic batting style. He hails from a close-knit family, with his parents Santosh and Rohini Iyer being instrumental in his cricketing journey. His ability to chase down targets and anchor innings proved to be a key factor in India’s victories.

Stats in this tournament:

  • 24 Sixes
  • “2” 100+ Scores
  • “3” 50+ Scores
  • 526 Runs

KL Rahul

KL Rahul, born on April 18, 1992, in Mangalore, is an accomplished Indian cricketer, known for his versatility in batting. Recently married to his girl friend Athiya Shetty. KL Rahul, the versatile batsman and wicketkeeper, provided India with valuable flexibility. He scored 347 runs, including a half-century, and also kept wickets effectively when required.

Stats in this tournament:

  • “1” 100+ Score
  • 386 Runs

Ravindra Jadeja

Ravindra Jadeja, born on December 6, 1988, in Navagam, Gujarat, is a prominent Indian cricketer recognized for his all-round skills. He is married to Rivaba Solanki, and the couple tied the knot in a grand ceremony in April 2016. He scored 111 runs. His contributions with both bat and ball made him an indispensable player for India.

Stats in this tournament:

  • 16 Wickets
  • Best Bowling 5-33
  • Best Bowling Average 22.19

Shardul Thakur

Shardul Thakur, born on October 16, 1991, in Palghar, Maharashtra, is an Indian cricketer known for his fast bowling. Both Mittali and Shardul have entered their 30s. The couple will tie the knot on Monday, February 27 2023. His ability to break partnerships and provide crucial breakthroughs was invaluable.

Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah, born on December 6, 1993, in Ahmedabad, is an Indian cricketer famed for his exceptional fast bowling skills. He is married to sports presenter Sanjana Ganesan, and the couple tied the knot in a private ceremony in March 2021. His accuracy, pace, and ability to swing the ball both ways made him a formidable bowler.

Stats in this tournament:

  • Best Bowling Strike Rate 27.61
  • Best Economy 3.98
  • Best Bowling 4-39
  • Most Wickets 18

Mohammed Siraj

Mohammed Siraj, born on March 13, 1994, in Hyderabad, is an Indian cricketer known for his fast bowling. Mohammed Siraj, the rising pace sensation, emerged as a reliable partner for Jasprit Bumrah. He picked up 12 wickets, showcasing his lethal pace and ability to unsettle batsmen. His consistent performances made him an integral part of India’s bowling unit.

Stats in this tournament:

  • Most Wickets 12

Kuldeep Yadav

Kuldeep Yadav, born on December 14, 1994, in Kanpur, is an Indian cricketer specializing in left-arm wrist-spin. His ability to turn the game on its head made him a valuable asset.

Stats in this tournament:

  • Best Economy 4.32
  • Best Bowling Average 24.53
  • Most Wickets 15

Mohammed Shami

Mohammed Shami, born on September 3, 1990, in Amroha, Uttar Pradesh, is an Indian cricketer known for his pace and seam bowling. He was previously married to Hasin Jahan, but their marriage faced legal issues and controversies, leading to separation. His presence in the bowling attack was a stabilizing force.

Stats in this tournament:

  • Best Bowling Strike Rate 10.91
  • Best Bowling Average 9.13
  • Best Bowling 7-57
  • Most Wickets 23

Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin, the veteran spinner, added another dimension to India’s bowling attack.He is married to Prithi Narayanan, and the couple has been together since their wedding in 2011. His ability to turn the ball sharply and outsmart batsmen made him a crucial player.

Ishan Kishan

Ishan Kishan, the young and explosive left-handed batsman, provided India with an exciting option at the top of the order. He scored 47 runs, showcasing his fearless approach and ability to hit big boundaries.

Prasidh Krishna

Prasidh Krishna, the tall and lanky fast bowler, provided India with an additional option in the pace department. He is showcasing his ability to bowl with pace and bounce. His presence in the squad added depth and variety to India’s bowling attack.

Suryakumar Yadav

Suryakumar Yadav, born on September 14, 1990, in Mumbai, is an Indian cricketer recognized for his aggressive batting style. In July 2017, Yadav married Devisha Shetty. The couple first met in 2010 at a college program. Shetty is a trained dancer and serves as a dance coach.

Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya, born on October 11, 1993, in Surat, is an explosive Indian all-rounder known for his powerful batting and pace bowling. He is married to Serbian actress and model Natasa Stankovic, and the couple got engaged in January 2020, welcoming their son in July 2020.