ODI World Cup 2023: South Africa has dethroned India once again and they are at top of the points table with 12 points after their thumping win over New Zealand in yesterday’s game in Pune.
The Proteas crushed the Kiwis and won the match by a margin of 190 runs because of the all-round performance from the Proteas side.
Again, the batters of South Africa piled up a score of which was more than 350 runs. This aggressive approach opted by the batters of the Proteas nation has worked amazingly well for them until now.
But will this style of play help them against the in-form bowling line up of the men in blue side?
The answer to this question will be out on Sunday, 5th November 2023 at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, where the top two teams of this edition, India and South Africa will take on each other in a league encounter of this ODI World Cup 2023.
Scoring one century in all three forms of the game is a big achievement for any batter in this world and if that ton is scored in a tournament like the ODI World Cup, T20 World Cup or the World Test Championship final, then it is like a dream come true for them because every batsmen waits for this amazing moment in their cricketing careers.
There have been many batters who have scored more than three tons in a single edition of the ODI World Cup. Today in this segment we will mention the two current players who have done it for their respective teams in a tournament like the fifty-overs world cup competition.
One common interesting fact between them is that there are brilliant opening batters for their countries across the formats and they have also opened the innings together in a tournament like the Indian Premier League once upon a time when they were the part of the same franchise team.
The current Indian skipper is in amazing form in this ODI World Cup 2023. Rohit Sharma has led the team from the front and he has batted in a certain way which has helped the team in this tournament till now.
Hitman has been the second-highest scorer for India in this tournament till now after Virat Kohli.
He was the highest scorer for India in the last ODI World Cup 2019 edition as well. In the current edition of the ODI World Cup 2023, Sharma ji has scored one century and overall he has slammed seven centuries to his name in this ICC mega fifty overs tournament, which is the most by any batter in this cricketing world.
In 2019, Rohit scored five centuries in a single edition of the ODI World Cup, which also holds a record for the most tons in a single edition of the ODI World Cup tournament.
He scored centuries against Pakistan, Bangladesh, South Africa, England and Sri Lanka in that 2019 edition.
This South African batter is also an opening batsman just like Rohit Sharma and he was part of the Mumbai Indians (MI) in the Indian Premier League tournament where Rohit and de Kock opened the innings together till Quinny was brought by the franchise team of Lucknow Super Giants (LSG).
The ODI World Cup 2023 will be the last tournament for Quinton de Kock because he will retire from this fifty-overs format. But the way Quinny is striking the ball, he should reconsider his plans as the fans want to see him in all three forms of this game.
South Africa has been dominating in this year’s ODI World Cup 2023 because of players like Quinton de Kock and others. In this competition, de Kock has scored 545 runs in just seven matches.
He is the first batter to amass five hundred runs in this ongoing event of the fifty-overs format.
Quinny has scored four centuries in this ODI World Cup 2023, which is the most by any player in this tournament. He has joined the elite list of the players who have scored the most tons in a single edition of the ODI World Cup tournament.
Rohit Sharma did in the 2019 edition and Quinton has done it in the current edition of 2023.
Quinton de Kock has scored one century each in the ODI World Cup 2023 against Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, New Zealand and Australia. He also became the only batter from South Africa to do in a tournament like the ODI World Cup.
The 30 year old batter has joined the Sri Lankan legend Kumara Sangakkara in the overall elite list as well.