In the ICC World Cup 2023, Mohammed Shami made history by becoming the first Indian bowler to take 50 wickets in ODI World Cups and also the fastest to achieve this milestone. Shami’s outstanding performance in the semi-final against New Zealand led to a record-breaking seven-wicket haul, earning him the Player of the Match award.
At the age of 33, Shami emerged as the leading wicket-taker in this edition of the World Cup, claiming an impressive 23 wickets from just 6 matches. He showcased exceptional skill and consistency with an average of 9.13 and a strike rate of 10.91, the best among all bowlers in the tournament.
Shami’s remarkable performance earned him the Player of the Match award in Mumbai, contributing to India’s 70-run victory over New Zealand. His heroics, along with those of Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer, have propelled India to the 2023 World Cup final, marking their first appearance since their victory in 2011.
India remains the sole undefeated team in the World Cup, setting the stage for an exciting final against the winner of the semi-final between Australia and South Africa. The much-anticipated summit clash will take place at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday, November 19.