ODI World Cup 2023: Best XI of benched players in the tournament

These players showcased good performances whenever they got the chance but unfortunately warmed the bench for most of the tournament.

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The ICC World Cup 2023 came to a glittering end with the Australian team becoming the champions for the sixth time. They ended the Indian team’s glorious run of wins in all 10 matches of the tournament and defeated them in the final. The summit clash happened in Ahmedabad on November 19, 2023.

The World Cup 2023 was filled with many performers who excelled either with the bat or the ball or even with both. Virat Kohli ended up as the highest run-scorer with 765 runs with 3 centuries and 6 fifties to his name. Mohammad Shami was the highest wicket-taker with 24 scalps with best bowling figures of 7/57.

However, there were some players from the 15-man squad who had to be benched for the team management to build the proper playing XI as per situations and needs. Some of the benched players got chances to showcase their talent and while some did well in the limited opportunities, others couldn’t. 

Today, we see the best XI from the benched players in the ICC World Cup 2023.

Here is the Benched XI of the ICC World Cup 2023 tournament:

1. Will Young- New Zealand

Will-Young. (Photo by Pankaj Nangia/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Will Young played 6 matches for New Zealand and opened with Devon Conway in those matches. Interestingly, the Kiwis had to bring in Rachin Ravindra as a replacement for the injured Kane Williamson. When Ravindra performed excellently, and Williamson was ready to return, it meant that Will Young was dropped from the XI. 

Ravindra opened the innings in Young’s place and Williamson batted at number three. Meanwhile, in his 6 matches, Young made an impact, scoring 206 runs with a best score of 70 and two fifties to his name.

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