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Teamwise one promising middle order batters

Check out the list of promising middle-order batters, one from each team for the 2023 ODI cricket World Cup.

By Rounak Tewari

Updated - Sep 24, 2023, 14:59 IST

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The ODI World Cup 2023 will be played from October 5 to November 19, 2023. Ahead of the marquee competition in India, all the teams will look to strengthen themselves in all the departments of the game to extract the desired results. After 2011, India is hosting the World Cup for the first time in 12 years.

Back in the 2011 edition of the tournament, when the Men in Blue lifted the coveted trophy after 12 years. India’s middle-order batter Yuvraj Singh played a vital role with his bat. The Southpaw scored 362 runs in eight innings of nine matches at a strike rate of 86.19 and made an important contribution with the bat in his team’s second title victory. For his stunning performance, he also received the Player of the Series award.

In 2015, when Australia lifted the trophy for the record fifth time, their middle-order Glenn Maxwell made a silent contribution of 324 runs. Maxwell scored these runs in six innings of eight matches and emerged as an unsung hero of the famous triumph. 

Similarly, in 2019, Ben Stokes played his part efficiently with his batting in the middle-order and guided his team to its maiden trophy win. Stokes notched up 465 runs with five half-centuries in 10 innings of 11 matches. In the final against New Zealand at the iconic Lord’s, his 84-run knock off 98 balls played a massive role in helping England lift the trophy. Noting these facts, all teams will expect their middle-order batters to step up and deliver impactful knocks to their sides in the upcoming World Cup.

Here is the teamwise one reliable middle-order batter:

10. Scott Edwards (The Netherlands)

Scott Edwards Batting.
Scott Edwards Batting. (Photo Source: Gettyimages)

Scott Edwards will lead the Netherlands team which will participate in the upcoming ODI World Cup 2023. Edwards played an essential role in helping the team qualify for the upcoming competition. In the World Cup Qualifier, 2023, he performed efficiently with his bat and helped the team conclude the competition as runners-up. 

The wicketkeeper batter scored 314 runs in seven innings of eight matches at a magnificent strike rate of 112.14 and ended up as the second-leading run-getter for his team. In the upcoming World Cup, the Dutch side will expect their captain to showcase his mettle with the bat and leave an impact in the tournament.

Edwards has played 38 ODIs in which he has scored 1212 runs in 35 innings at a strike rate of 92.73. With these numbers, he is the third-leading run-scorer for his national side in the format. As a skipper, the 27-year-old will look to produce fine knocks from his bat and lead the side from the front. 

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