150 players set to play in India as we look at the official final squad and players list for all 10 teams for ICC ODI World Cup 2023.
It’s past the 27th of September, and all 10 teams have officially confirmed their 15-member squad including changes, if any for the ODI World Cup 2023. Ten teams will officially battle it out for 48 matches for a period of 46 days on different Indian wickets in a bid to have their hands on the much-coveted World Cup 2023 trophy.
The 2023 ODI World Cup will see a total of 10 teams participating in the tournament. The teams include Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Netherlands, Pakistan, South Africa, and Sri Lanka. It’s unfortunate, but the 2-times World champions West Indies couldn’t qualify for the World Cup.
Overall, the ODI World Cup 2023 will see a total of 150 players participating in the tournament. Breaking down further, there are 35 batters, 19 wicket-keepers, 46 all-rounders, 13 primary spinners, and 37 primary pacers. But how is the squad for all 10 teams placed? Well, let’s look at the official squad and players list for all 10 teams for the ODI World Cup 2023.
Please note, there won’t be changes allowed in the World Cup squad unless special approval has been taken from the ICC. So, it is assumed that India would go forward with Axar Patel and Australia would go forward with Travis Head and Ashton Agar. There will be replacements named only if players are ruled out from here.
Afghanistan team would be eying their maiden World Cup title under the leadership of Hashmatullah Shahidi. Of the 15 players that Afghanistan have selected, there are 4 front-line batters, 2 wicket-keepers, 4 all-rounders, and 5 bowlers. For Afghanistan to do well, they will depend on their star players, Rashid Khan, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, and Mujeeb Ur Rahman.
ODI World Cup 2023: Official Squad and Players List for Afghanistan
Batters: Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran & Riaz Hassan
WKs: Ikram Alikhil & Rahmanullah Gurbaz
All-rounders: Azmatullah Omarzai, Mohammad Nabi, Rahmat Shah & Rashid Khan
Bowlers: Abdul Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Mujeeb ur Rahman. Naveen ul Haq & Noor Ahmad
The 5-times ODI World Cup Champions will have Pat Cummins at the helm for World Cup 2023. Of the 15 players that Australia have selected, there are 4 batters, 2 wicket-keepers, 4 all-rounders, and 5 bowlers. For Australia to have a successful campaign, a lot would depend on David Warner, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, and Adam Zampa.
ODI World Cup 2023: Official Squad and Players List for Australia
Batters: David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith & Travis Head
WKs: Alex Carey & Josh Inglis
All-rounders: Cameron Green, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis & Mitch Marsh
Bowlers: Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins (c) & Sean Abbott
Bangladesh would be aiming for their maiden World Cup trophy under the leadership of Shakib Al Hasan. Of the 15 players in the Bangladesh team, there are 4 batters, 2 wicket-keepers, 4 all-rounders, and 6 bowlers. Bangladesh would depend on their star players Najmul Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan, Mehidy Miraz, Mustafizur Rahman, and Taskin Ahmed.
ODI World Cup 2023: Official Squad and Players List for Bangladesh
Batters: Najmul Shanto, Tanzid Hasan & Towhid Hridoy
WKs: Litton Das & Mushfiqur Rahim
All-rounders: Mahedi Hasan, Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan Miraz & Shakib Al Hasan (c)
Bowlers: Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Tanzim Hasan Sakib & Taskin Ahmed
The defending champions England will be without their World Cup-winning Captain Eoin Morgan, and instead will be led by swashbuckling batter Jos Buttler. England have selected 3 batters, 2 wicket-keepers, 6 all-rounders, and 4 bowlers in their squad. England would depend on their match winners Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Liam Livingstone, Joe Root, and Mark Wood to do well.
ODI World Cup 2023: Official Squad and Players List for England
Batters: Dawid Malan, Harry Brook & Joe Root
WKs: Jonny Bairstow & Jos Buttler (c)
All-rounders: Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali & Sam Curran
Bowlers: Adil Rashid, Gus Atkinson, Mark Wood & Reece Topley
The favourites for the 2023 ODI World Cup, Team India will have a fresh Captain Rohit Sharma at the helm. Team India have selected 5 front-line batters, 2 wicket-keepers, 3 all-rounders, and 6 bowlers in their squad. While a lot of players are important for India, the ones that would definitely need to fire are Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Kuldeep Yadav, and Jasprit Bumrah.
ODI World Cup 2023: Official Squad and Players List for Team India
Batters: Rohit Sharma (c), Shreyas Iyer, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav & Virat Kohli
WKs: Ishan Kishan & KL Rahul
All-rounders: Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin & Ravindra Jadeja
Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj & Shardul Thakur
#6: New Zealand
The 2019 Runner-up, New Zealand will once again be led by their Ice-cool Captain, Kane Williamson. Overall, New Zealand have selected 2 batters, 2 wicket-keepers, 6 all-rounders, and 5 bowlers in their squad. For New Zealand to do well, a lot would depend on their star players, Kane Williamson, Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, Ish Sodhi, and Trent Boult.
ODI World Cup 2023: Official Squad and Players List for New Zealand
Batters: Tom Blundell & Will Young
WKs: Devon Conway & Tom Latham (c)
All-rounders: Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Jimmy Neesham, Mark Chapman, Mitch Santner & Rachin Ravindra
Bowlers: Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Tim Southee & Trent Boult
The Netherlands under the leadership of Scott Edwards overshadowed the likes of Zimbabwe and West Indies to qualify for the 2023 ODI World Cup. The Netherlands have selected 3 batters, 1 wicket-keeper, 6 all-rounders, and 5 bowlers in their squad. For the Netherlands to make a mark, a lot would depend on Scott Edwards, Bas de Leede, Vikram Singh, and Logan van Beek.
ODI World Cup 2023: Official Squad and Players List for Netherlands
Batters: Max O’Dowd, Vikram Singh, Wesley Barresi
WKs: Scott Edwards (c)
All-rounders: Bas de Leede, Colin Ackermann, Roelof van der Merwe, Saqib Zulfiqar, Sybrand Engelbrecht & Teja Nidamanuru
Bowlers: Aryan Dutt, Logan van Beek, Paul van Meekeren, Ryan Klein & Shariz Ahmad
The 1992 World Cup winners, Pakistan team shall be led by the charismatic Babar Azam. The Pakistan team has 5 batters, 1 wicket-keeper, 5 all-rounders, and 4 bowlers in their squad. Even after the Asia Cup debacle, Pakistan have the firepower in the form of Babar Azam, Imam ul-Haq, Mohammad Rizwan, Shadab Khan, Haris Rauf, and Shaheen Afridi.
ODI World Cup 2023: Official Squad and Players List for Pakistan
Batters: Abdullah Shafique, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq & Saud Shakeel
WKs: Mohammad Rizwan
All-rounders: Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim, Salman Ali Agha & Shadab Khan
Bowlers: Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi & Usama Mir
#9: South Africa
South Africa would be eying their maiden World Cup title under the leadership of Temba Bavuma. The team has selected 4 batters, 2 wicket-keepers, 3 all-rounders, and 6 bowlers in their squad. South Africa would depend on their star players David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Quinton de Kock, Aiden Markram, Tabraiz Shamsi, and Kagiso Rabada to do well.
ODI World Cup 2023: Official Squad and Players List for South Africa
Batters: David Miller, Rassie van der Dussen, Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma (c)
WKs: Heinrich Klaasen & Quinton de Kock
All-rounders: Andile Phehlukwayo, Aiden Markram, Marco Jansen
Bowlers: Gerald Coetzee, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Lizaad Williams, Lungi Ngidi & Tabraiz Shamsi
#10: Sri Lanka
Finally, talking about the 1996 World Cup champions, Sri Lanka, the team will be led by Dasun Shanaka. Overall, Sri Lanka have selected 2 batters, 3 wicket-keepers, 5 all-rounders, and 5 bowlers in their side. For Sri Lanka to do well, a lot would depend on their star players Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Dasun Shanaka, Dunith Wellalage, Matheesha Pathirana, and Maheesh Theekshana.
ODI World Cup 2023: Official Squad and Players List for Sri Lanka
Batters: Dimuth Karunaratne & Pathum Nissanka
WKs: Kusal Mendis (c), Kusal Perera & Sadeera Samarawickrama
All-rounders: Chamika Karunaratne, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dunith Wellalage & Dushan Hemantha
Bowlers: Dilshan Madushanka, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Maheesh Theekshana & Matheesha Pathirana
So, that’s about the official squad and players list for all 10 teams for ODI World Cup 2023.
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