The ICC World Cup 2023 has started and 10 teams will fight for the title for the next one and a half months. England and New Zealand, the two finalists of the last ODI World Cup played in the opening match at Ahmedabad on October 05. We will see so many good players playing in the World Cup 2023. But there will be some players from different teams who will be missed in the tournament. Today, we will talk about the top 5 missed out players in the Cricket World Cup 2023. So let’s dive into it quickly.
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Top 5 missed out players in the World Cup 2023
(1) Anrich Nortje
One of the best fast bowlers currently in world cricket. He can bowl fast and gives less time to the batters to react. Nortje is a genuine wicket-taker who can turn the game on his head. The Proteas will definitely miss his services in the Cricket World Cup 2023.
Although South Africa still has a few good pacers in the team in KG Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Marco Jansen, etc., but Anrich Nortje brings a different variety to the bowling unit with his pace.
Nortje also missed the ICC World Cup 2019 due to injury. And now, with the lower back issues, he will miss the ICC WC 2023 as well. Along with Nortje, Sisanda Magala will also miss the whole tournament due to injury.
South Africa will play its first game against Sri Lanka on October 07 at Delhi. Let’s see how South Africa does in the tournament. They are still looking for their first ICC ODI World Cup title.
(2) Naseem Shah
With Naseem Shah, Pakistan’s bowling looks perfect. The pace trio of Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, and Shaheen Shah Afridi was the biggest strength of Pakistan’s team. However, due to the shoulder injury, Naseem Shah will not feature in the World Cup 2023.
The right-arm pacer got injured while bowling against India in the Super 4s of the Asia Cup 2023. He has just undergone surgery on his shoulder to get back to the field again. Naseem expresses his disappointment on social media for not playing the WC 2023 due to injury.
Let’s see how Pakistan manages its other bowlers’ workload. Haris Rauf was also seen going out of the field during the same match. But fortunately, he recovered on time.
(3) Wanindu Hasaranga
Sri Lanka’s biggest X-factor player Hasaranga will miss out on the CWC 2023 due to injury. The all-rounder brings the balance to the team with his utility as a player. W Hasaranga is an outstanding bowler who takes wickets in the middle overs.
Other than the bowling, he is a very good batter and a very good fielder. His utility could be a very big factor in the team. But it will be missed in the World Cup 2023.
Sri Lanka is facing a few more injury vows as a few other bowlers will also not feature in the CWC 2023. Let’s see how they do in the tournament.
(4) Travis Head
It is a certainty that the left-handed batter will not play in the first half of the tournament. And don’t be surprised if he will not play the whole tournament.
Australia has found a very good opening partner for David Warner after Aaron Finch’s retirement. We saw in the South Africa series how dangerous the pair can be in the first powerplay.
But because of the injury, Travis Head will not be a part of this very lethal-looking Australian side. In his absence, M Marsh is a likely choice for the opening slot along with David Warner.
(5) Tamim Iqbal
One of the most experienced batters of Bangladesh, Tamim Iqbal will not play in the ICC World Cup 2023 due to injury. He tried so hard to get fully fit for the mega event, but couldn’t recover on time.
Tamim played two games in the NZ series at home. But he again complained about his injury during the series. The selectors took the call and after considering the medical team’s advice, decided to not include the opener in the squad.
Bangladesh will miss his experience in the team. He gives stability to the batting order and has been a consistent performer for the team over the years. But as we say, ‘One man’s loss is another man’s opportunity’. Let’s see how Bangladesh does in the tournament.
A few other names missing out in the ICC CWC 2023
There are a few other names that will be missed during the tournament. Some of them are M Bracewell, Rishabh Pant, Jason Roy, etc. With Dawid Malan and J Bairstow locked in as an opening pair, Jason Roy will be the backup option in the team.
Pant had an unfortunate accident last year and Bracewell’s injury ruled him out of the Cricket World Cup 2023.
So these are the 5 players we have picked who will be missed in the ICC CWC 2023. All the players are important members of their respective teams. But we can’t do anything with it.
Nevertheless, this is it for today. Thank you for reading the article. We hope you like it. Keep following us for the latest updates.
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