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The biggest game changers on the field during the Cricket World Cup 2023

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The biggest game changers on the field during the Cricket World Cup 2023


A prolific duo from the World Champions Australia had the maximum impact on the field during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.

Australia’s Marnus Labuschagne and David Warner take the top two positions in the ICC Fielding Impact Ratings. These ratings are done in collaboration with Sportradar.

Their compatriot Glenn Maxwell is placed at No. 9 in the ratings as Australia emerged as the most dominant side on the field. Their exceptional fielding backed the sharp work of their bowlers and helped restrict the opponents to manageable targets. This was especially useful during the knockout stages when Australia succeeded in chases.

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Labuschange and Warner lead the pack

Labuschagne was the most successful fielder of the tournament, with 82.66 Fielding Impact Rating points to his name. However, his eight catches weren’t the most in the tournament for out-fielders with New Zealand’s Daryl Mitchell leading that pack with 11 takes to his name.  

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Marnus’ efforts included runs saved (15), run out (one), assisted run outs (three, the most for any player in the tournament), and good throws (three) among other factors. 

Fielding Impact Ratings – Players at CWC23

Player Fielding Impact Rating Points
Marnus Labuschagne (AUS) 82.66
David Warner (AUS) 82.55
David Miller (SA) 79.48
Ravindra Jadeja (IND) 72.72
Sybrand Engelbrecht (NED) 58.72
Virat Kohli (IND) 56.79
Aiden Markram (SA) 50.85
Mitchell Santner (NZ) 46.25
Glenn Maxwell (AUS) 45.07
Glenn Phillips (NZ) 42.76


Closely placed in the second position was Warner with 82.55 points to his name. Like Labuschagne, he took eight catches but saved as many as 23 runs on the field. 

South Africa’s David Miller came in third place with 79.48 points, while India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was fourth with 72.72 points. Netherlands’ Sybrand Engelbrecht came fifth for his exceptional work for the Dutch. India’s star batter Virat Kohli, who hit a record 765 runs in the tournament, also shined in the field with 56.79 points. He took six catches and saved seven runs. 

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World Cup winners Australia topped the fielding charts

The World Champions were by far the best side on the pitch, with 383.58 cumulative team points, and 34.87 points garnered per game. They had the highest catch efficiency (74.19%), with 62 catches taken for 16 dropped catches.

Fielding Impact Ratings – Teams at CWC23

Team Fielding Impact Rating Points
Australia 383.58
South Africa 340.59
Netherlands 292.02
India 281.04
England 255.43
New Zealand 225.53
Pakistan 212.61
Sri Lanka 184.83
Bangladesh 174.98
Afghanistan 123.12


The runner-ups India came in at fourth place behind South Africa and the Netherlands. They had 281.04 points and a catch efficiency of 72. 


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