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Key Players Missing In Action: Injured Stars Who Won’t Feature In The 2023 ODI World Cup
By CricShots - Oct 5, 2023 11:39 am
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The 2023 Cricket World Cup is set to begin on Thursday, October 5, with England and New Zealand taking on each other in the opening match. Unfortunately, there are a number of players who will miss out on the tournament due to fitness concerns. Here is a look at some of the notable players who will be absent from the World Cup:

wanindu hasaranga
Wanindu Hasaranga

#1 Rishabh Pant (India)

Rishabh Pant is one of the most exciting young players in cricket, but he has been ruled out of the World Cup after suffering a serious car accident last year. The wicket-keeper batter is still recovering from his injuries, and it is unclear when he will be able to return to action.

#2 Michael Bracewell (New Zealand)

Michael Bracewell is a versatile all-rounder who has been in good form for New Zealand in recent months. However, he ruptured his Achilles tendon while playing in the T20 Blast in England, and he has been ruled out of the World Cup.

#3 Naseem Shah (Pakistan)

Naseem Shah
Naseem Shah

Naseem Shah is one of the most promising young bowlers in the world. He is known for his pace and accuracy, and he was expected to be a key player for Pakistan in the World Cup. However, he suffered a back injury during the Asia Cup, and he has been ruled out of the tournament.

#4 Ashton Agar (Australia)

Ashton Agar is another versatile all-rounder who has been in good form for Australia in recent months. However, he suffered a calf injury during the T20I series against South Africa, and he has been ruled out of the World Cup.

#5 Ebadot Hossain (Bangladesh)

Ebadot Hossain is a fast bowler who has been in good form for Bangladesh in recent months. However, he suffered an ACL injury during the Asia Cup, and he has been ruled out of the World Cup.

#6 Anrich Nortje (South Africa)

Anrich Nortje
Anrich Nortje

Anrich Nortje is one of the fastest bowlers in the world. He is known for his express pace and his ability to generate bounce. However, he suffered a back injury during the IPL, and he has been ruled out of the World Cup.

#7 Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka)

Wanindu Hasaranga is one of the best all-rounders in cricket. He is known for his leg-spin bowling and his aggressive batting. However, he suffered a hamstring injury during the LPL, and he has been ruled out of the World Cup.

#8 Axar Patel (India)

Axar Patel
Axar Patel

Axar Patel is a left-arm spinner who has been in good form for India in recent months. However, he suffered a knee injury during the Asia Cup, and he has been ruled out of the World Cup.

#9 Sisanda Magala (South Africa)

Sisanda Magala is a fast bowler who has been in good form for South Africa in recent months. However, he suffered a knee injury during the IPL, and he has been ruled out of the World Cup.

#10 Dushmantha Chameera (Sri Lanka)

Dushmantha Chameera is a fast bowler who has been in good form for Sri Lanka in recent months. However, he suffered a pectoral muscle injury during the LPL, and he has been ruled out of the World Cup.

The 2023 Cricket World Cup will be a poorer tournament without these ten players. However, it is an opportunity for other players to step up and make a name for themselves.