ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

Herschelle Gibbs predicts “Man of the tournament” winner of ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

Saurabh AnandSaurabh Anand
November 2 2023
Herschelle Gibbs predicts "Man of the tournament" winner of ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

Former South African batter Herschelle Gibbs has predicted the man of the tournament of CWC 2023.

Former South Africa opener Herschelle Gibbs played in three World Cups for his nation, but never had a successful run in the mega event.. Gibbs played in the World Cup semi-finals twice, and they were knocked out on each occasions, losing to Australia. In the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, South Africa are looking like a formidable unit with a chance to lift the championship for the first time in their history.

Opening wicket-keeper batter Quinton De Kock has been on a magnificent run with the bat hitting four centuries in the tournament so far. De Kock smacked his fourth hundred of the tournament against New Zealand in Pune. Former South African batter Herschelle Gibbs has made a huge prediction on Quinton De Kock after the end of this World Cup.

Herschelle Gibbs huge prediction on Quinton De Kock

A fan tweeted Marco Jansen’s numbers in the top wicket-takers tally and asked Herschelle Gibbs whether he could be a possible player of the tournament in this World Cup. Replying to this, Herschelle Gibbs took Quinton De Kock’s name. Gibbs has predicted Quinton de Kock to win the “Man of the tournament” award of ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. Quinton De Kock and Marco Jansen have been match winners for South Africa with their performances, along with Aiden Markram, Rassie Van der Dussen, Heinrich Klassen, Keshav Maharaj and Gerlad Coetzee. South Africa have won six of their seven league games.

Quinton De Kock is currently the leading run-scorer of the ongoing tournament with 545 runs in seven innings. De Kock has already smashed four centuries in the tournament. He started nicely against Sri Lanka and Australia with back-to-back centuries and then went on to smash 174 runs against Bangladesh at Wankhede Stadium. His last hundred came against New Zealand at MCA Stadium in Pune, where he scored 114 runs in 116 balls.

Quinton De Kock also became the first ever South African batter to score more than 500 runs in one World Cup edition. Jacques Kallis, who got 485 runs in the 2007 World Cup in West Indies, previously held the record of scoring most runs by a South African batsman in a single edition of Cricket World Cup. De Kock needs 129 more runs to overtake Sachin Tendulkar’s record of most runs in a single World Cup. Sachin Tendulkar scored 673 runs in the 2003 World Cup.

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