Cricket’s biggest showdown is just around the corner, but a wave of shocking injuries threatens to reshape the playing field! From key bowlers to star batsmen, top players are racing against time to mend, leaving fans on edge. Don’t miss the inside scoop on which cricketing icons are facing the ultimate comeback challenge in the lead-up to World Cup 2023!
List of players who won’t make it to World Cup 2023 due to injury:
Naseem Shah’s Uncertain World Cup Journey
Pakistan’s Naseem Shah faces an uphill battle to be fit for the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 after a shoulder injury during the Asia Cup 2023.
Maheesh Theekshana’s Hamstring Woes
Sri Lanka’s mystery spinner Maheesh Theekshana will miss the Asia Cup 2023 final against India due to a hamstring injury sustained against Pakistan.
Sri Lanka’s Multiple Setbacks
Wanindu Hasaranga and Dushmantha Chameera join the list of Sri Lankan players grappling with injuries, casting doubts on their ODI World Cup participation.
Mitchell Starc’s Comeback Trail
Australia’s Mitchell Starc eyes a return to action for the India series at home, following a shoulder injury during the Ashes 2023.
Anrich Nortje’s Race Against Time
South Africa’s Anrich Nortje strives to recover from a stress fracture in time for the ODI World Cup 2023 after missing out on the series against Australia.
Travis Head’s World Cup Dreams Dashed
Travis Head’s fractured left hand, courtesy of a delivery from South Africa’s Gerald Coetzee, jeopardizes his chances of being match-fit for the World Cup.
Steve Smith’s Wrist Woes
Steve Smith’s left wrist injury has kept him sidelined for a month, with hopes of making a comeback for the ODI World Cup opener against India on October 8.
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Tim Southee’s Unfortunate Thumb Fracture
New Zealand’s pacer Tim Southee faces a setback after fracturing his right thumb during the fourth ODI against England.
Haris Rauf’s Swift Recovery
Pakistan’s fast bowler Haris Rauf, recovering from a side strain suffered in the Asia Cup 2023, is expected to be in top form for the World Cup.
Stay tuned for updates on these cricketing stars as they battle against time to make their mark in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023!
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India suffered a heartbreaking 6-run loss to Bangladesh in the last Super Four match of the Asia Cup 2023, with Axar Patel’s valiant 42* off 34 balls falling short. Patel sustained a couple of blows to the hand during his innings, and despite the physio’s attempts to treat the injury, he was seen in severe pain in the very next over.
This could be a major injury scare for India ahead of the ODI World Cup, and if Patel is ruled out, the team will need a suitable replacement.
Pakistan cricket has suffered a major setback, with pacer Naseem Shah likely to miss the entire World Cup 2023 in India due to a shoulder injury.
Shah is one of the most promising young bowlers in the world, and his absence will be a huge blow to Pakistan’s chances of success at the World Cup. The 19-year-old has already taken 50 wickets in just 12 Test matches, and he was expected to be one of Pakistan’s key bowlers in the tournament.
Shah’s injury is a major setback for Pakistan cricket, and it will be interesting to see how the team copes without him at the World Cup.
Eight teams have already qualified for the 2023 Cricket World Cup, including host nation India and the top seven teams in the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League: Afghanistan, Australia, England, Bangladesh, New Zealand, Pakistan, and South Africa. The remaining two spots will be determined by the ongoing World Cup Qualifiers in Zimbabwe