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101 Ways How Not to Treat a Professional Athlete Feat David Willey | David Willey Announces Retirement

Fired. Dropped. Left Out. Mismanaged. Ignored. Neglected.

These are some of the worst feelings to have. I’m sure all of us have suffered something similar at one time or another in our lives. As Irish poet Oscar Wilde once reflected,

“There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.” 

Today we discuss the curious case of David Willey, who announced that he will retire from international cricket at the age of 33. Unlike Quinton de Kock, Naveen-ul-Haq, Alastair Cook, or AB de Villiers, Willey’s case is not dictated by the influx of franchise leagues or overkill of cricket. 

His career is a study in how NOT to treat a cricketer or any professional athlete for that matter.

Ignorance, But Not Bliss 

The retirement call might have been hastened by ECB’s careless choice of announcing new central contracts amidst a tumbling World Cup campaign.

These contracts are said to be worth between £130,000–£800,000. These are multi-year contracts with additional scope of £70,000 for any County commitments. Why did the ECB need to take such drastic actions?

Well, cricket is changing and 2023 has been a watershed moment with SAT20, ILT20, and MLC offering more income and additional options to IPL, BBL, CPL, and PSL. With IPL franchises owning teams around the world, there were murmurs about franchises offering year-long contracts to players, thereby threatening the last remaining bits of international cricket.

The English administration had to act fast. And act they did.

27 England players were offered a central contract. Every member in the World Cup squad except for one was offered a central contact.

And that one was David Willey.

Ignored.

England’s 2023 World Cup Debacle

The decision would have made sense had Willey been out of favor for a few months or had a dip in form or was out of his prime, but let’s look at the facts.

  • In England’s derailing World Cup, who has the best batting average? You guessed it right, David Willey — 42.00 (yes he bats in the bottom and may have not-outs to boost him up but so what…let’s not go in the details here) 
  • Willey is also England’s third highest wicket-taker despite only playing 3 matches so far  — 5 (the only more unfortunate player than Willey is at the top of England’s bowling charts — Reece Topley, who has gone back home with yet another freak injury).
  • 2nd best bowling average — yep Willey again (behind Topley)
  • 3rd most sixes…behind Malan and Mark Wood (which tells you everything you need to know about England’s listless World Cup)

But I know what you must be thinking — these are stats after the contracts were announced, but what about the statistics leading up to the World Cup?

  • Between the 2019–2023 World Cups, David Willey was England’s second highest wicket taker and the highest wicket taker for a pacer (37 wickets in 21 ODIs compared to 41 in 27 for Adil Rashid).
  • 37 wickets, 22.35 Average, 5.2 Economy, best of 5/30, 4/5 fers: 1/2

Those are stellar figures. In the absence of Jofra Archer & Mark Wood, Willey often led the attack alongside Topley & Saqib Mahmood.

In his own words, he was “Upset, angry, disappointed.”

The Horror of 2019 

But this is just the tip of the iceberg.

Imagine taking 52 wickets in 45 wickets and being a consistent member of the side for FOUR years before being dropped on the eve of the World Cup (after being initially selected)…for someone who had taken 3 wickets.

Well that happened to Willey. Now of course, it’s another story that the person he was dropped for was none other than Jofra Archer, waiting for his residency period to complete after immigrating from Barbados. Archer would end up playing an instrumental part in the World Cup victory a month later and bowled THAT Super Over.

Anyway, back to Willey.

What’s more depressing is that deep down, Willey predicted that he would be the one to be cut. He said a few days earlier to Archer’s inclusion, 

“It’s an interesting dilemma for the captain, coach, and selectors. It’s a group of players that have been together for three or four years now that have got us to No. 1….Whether someone should just walk in at the drop of a hat because they are available, whether that’s the right thing. I don’t know.”

I am sure Willey would have been crushed. 

What did Ed Smith, England’s selector back then, have to say?

“He deserves to be in the World Cup squad. But that’s sport.”

Broken Cricket Dreams.

The Hope of 2022

When there is disappointment, there is always a glimmer of hope. 

Willey did enjoy some good memories over the years.

In domestic cricket, he gained a reputation of batting in the top order and hitting some gigantic sixes. He was England’s leading wicket taker in the 2016 T20 Final and had a stunning all-round performance of 21*(14) of 4–0–20–3 in the Final (could have been a player of the Final…but unfortunately, Marlon Samuels & Carlos Brathwaite had other plans). 

Then the 2019 World Cup happened.

He made another comeback and was selected in the 2021 & 2022 T20 World Cup squads but would not end up playing a single game (at least he finally lifted the T20 World Cup Trophy with the team). 

Forever on the Sidelines

First there was Archer. Then another player picked out of thin air, Tymal Mills. 

With Topley & Sam Curran around, there was always competition in the left arm pace department. In the all-rounders category, England were blessed with Stokes, Woakes, and Moeen Ali.

Willey had to prove to the selectors every time he took the field in an England jersey because his spot was never confirmed. He was always in the scheme of things but only on the edge. As a substitute, an injury replacement. 

But once another shining player was found or conditions did not favor swing, Willey was the first to be dropped. 

In this case, he was the only one not among 27. 

England lost out on Willey, not the other way around. David Willey — Forever on the sidelines.

Resilience and Determination – David Willey in his Own Words

And here is David Willey’s retirement statement in his own word.

“Winning World Cup with my family around…that medal there…I didn’t play in that World Cup…But that victory signified so much for me…Coming back into the side and being there…that was very special.”

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How did Harsha Bhogle become Harsha Bhogle?

Have you ever seen Harsha Bhogle hit six sixes like Yuvraj Singh, hit a straight drive like the God of Cricket — Mr. Sachin Tendulkar, or bowl deadly inswinging yorkers like Wasim Akram?

I bet not. 

Then how exactly did Harsha Bhogle become the voice and face of world cricket?

Absence Speaks Louder Than Words

The Cricket World Cup fever is catching on.

Afghanistan just toppled England. The next day, the Dutch scored another World Cup win over in-form South Africa

The tournament’s entertainment value is increasing by the day, but this World Cup is still missing two things — a thriller & Harsha Bhogle’s voice. Unfortunately, Mr. Bhogle has caught another fever, dengue, and has had to subsequently miss a few matches.

It is the days that he is not present that you miss his voice the most.

Note: If you like to read on Medium, you can also read it there.

Where It All Began

Okay okay, I know I am deviating. Anyway, back on topic. Where were we again? 

Oh yes, how did Harsha Bhogle become Harsha Bhogle? 

Did he take voice coaching lessons? Did he get a PhD in phonetics & linguistics? No, no he did not. 

Harsha’s mother and uncle had arrived in India from Lahore on an army train right before the Partition in 1947.

He remarked in The Grade Cricketer’s podcast, “For my father’s generation, survival was important.” Just like many Indians in that generation, he grew up in a middle-class household. Both his parents were professors. So naturally, education was at the forefront of his upbringing.

Bhogle completed his undergraduate in chemical engineering and then went on to graduate from IIM Ahmedabad in 1985. He even worked in advertising for a couple of years after his education.

However, he did not forget his first love, cricket. 

He had played Division A level cricket in Hyderabad along with competing at Osmania Nizam University & company teams. In Hyderabad, he had played with the likes of Arshad Ayub and Mohammad Azharuddin, a cricketer he would later write a biography of. (As an aside, he was once offered the opportunity to bat at #3, but said no. He was eventually picked for the university team but unfortunately did not make the XI).

The Greatest Weapon

Harsha Bhogle’s greatest weapon is his voice. 

He found his voice during elocution & debate contests in high school. The ‘Eureka’ moment in his career came when he realized he could combine this gift with the love of cricket.

His broadcasting journey began with a 15-minute commentary stint during a Hyderabad vs Kerela Ranji Trophy match. Later in 1983, he took part in his first ODI broadcasting assignment on Doordarshan-Hyderabad.

By the time we arrived at the 1992 Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, Bhogle was recognized as the “sexiest voice on radio.” 

During a casual interview with Gaurav Kapur, Bhogle reflected,

“I didn’t look like a model, I didn’t play a 100 Test matches. There was lots of things I wasn’t. So, I didn’t have the option to say ‘No’ to anything…When you say ‘Yes,’ it’s a fantasy world. You don’t know where you will go when you say yes.”

From All India Radio & the BBC to Kutti Stories with Ravichandran Ashwin & Cricbuzz Live, Bhogle’s evolution is his mark of success. Sometimes he is having fun with Gaurav Kapur & Joy Bhattacharya, while at others, he is critically analyzing the state of world cricket with Ian Bishop, Nasser Hussain, and Mike Atherton.

To hone his skills and stay relevant in the broadcasting world, he did anything and everything. He has covered matches in makeshift commentary boxes in Hyderabad, written for several newspapers, transitioned to radio, become the face of cricket during live television, conducted quiz shows, talked about mental health, given inspirational speeches to the next generation, written books, interviewed the CEO of Google, Sundar Pichai, and has done a heck of a lot more. Bhogle’s multilingual background aided in his evolution as a broadcaster. He wrote magazine columns in Marathi, took broadcasting assignments in English, interviewed in Hindi, and joked in Hyderabadi.

Throughout his career, he has interviewed Sir Garfield Sobers, heard memorable stories from another great Indian commentator, AFS Talyarkhan, and possibly most importantly, covered the career of Sachin Tendulkar.

The Voice That Propelled Sachin Tendulkar

An article on Harsha Bhogle is incomplete without a mention of Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar. 

Even Ian Bishop took a step aside when Harsha concluded one of the great careers in one of the legendary segments of cricket commentary.

Only someone who had followed Tendulkar’s career since he was 14 years old could have delivered a perfect tribute to the legend.

“This is an indicator what one man meant to a nation. With Tendulkar, it was not just cricket…He’s been a good man, apart from being a great cricketer, Tendulkar…Tendulkar meant to India more than just the numbers. It’s as if Tendulkar was born to be great and everyone just looked after him. Everyone in Indian cricket, in Mumbai cricket, looked after him. Everyone will have their own Tendulkar story to tell…Those 22 yards made that little boy from Bandra the legend that he became.

Without the voice of Bhogle, Sachin’s shots might not have been heard around the world.

What Characteristics Makes Harsha Bhogle Good?

Bhogle often says that for broadcasting metrics, “Chappell is my guru for work ethic.”

He prepares for each interview, writes down notes, talks to Simon Taufel to understand the rulebook, and draws from the wisdom of other cricketers to understand how to analyze techniques and read the pitch conditions.

He continues to learn and innovate. Not many would have the courage to dive into the world of Twitter, YouTube, and podcasts. He keeps on learning. But that’s how he has managed to stay relevant in the industry for over four decades. Two of his own quotes describe him best, 

“The day you think you know everything in life, you’ve descended already. You’re gone.”

“Sometimes, we wait for the big things to happen in life…Be happy with small times….But don’t wait for the big thing to happen.”

Final Thoughts

When things are all said and done, what will I remember the most about Harsha Bhogle?

Along with the voice, came the infectious personality — the expressions, inflections in the voice, historical references, the smile, research into players’ backgrounds, and the contrast between serious bits & humor. He talks mostly about cricket but speaks with an open mind.

As cricket fans, we like to talk about our cricket heroes, the greatest Test match players, and the best World Cup finishes. 

Sometimes, we should sit back and appreciate the people who make the cricket community great — The commentators, the umpires, the ground staff, the security staff, administrators, and many other individuals behind the scenes.

I will leave you all with this quote by American poet and civil rights activist, Maya Angelou:

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

And Harsha Bhogle did exactly that. He provided us with the little moments of joy to live by.

Sources: Biography — Harsha Bhogle

If you like this content, check out some of our other articles on Cricket’s Life Lessons:

Harsha Bhogle – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Where was Harsha Bhogle born?

Harsha Bhogle was born in Hyderabad, India.

What is Harsha Bhogle’s age?

Harsha Bhogle was born on 19 July 1961. He is currently 62 years old.

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Sri Lanka World Cup 2023 Squad Breakdown (The Definitive Guide): Which of these 15-men will make the Sri Lanka 2023 Cricket World Cup Playing XI?

Sri Lanka Cricket World Cup 2023 Squad Breakdown – Everything you need to know.

Since the retirements of the Lankan greats – Dilshan, Jayawardene, Malinga, and Sangakkara, Sri Lanka have been in an elongated transition phase.

Since the 2021 T20 World Cup, a core group has come together that is beginning to bring the island nation some hope.

How will they fare in the 2023 ODI World Cup? Let’s discuss.

Key Takeaways from Sri Lanka’s World Cup 2023 ODI Squad Announcement

  • The average age of Sri Lanka’s 2023 Cricket World Cup squad is 27.33. Sri Lanka have a younger squad ranging from Pathirana (20) & Wellalage (20) to Karunaratne (35).
  • The 15-member Sri Lanka’s World Cup squad has average ODI experience of 43 matches (637 ODIs among 15 players). Hemantha (3), Madushanka (6), and Pathirana (10) are the newer faces on the block, while Kusal Mendis (112) & Kusal Perera (109) are their most experienced players.
  • Sri Lanka’s’ squad composition is as follows: 5 proper batters, 4 all-rounders, and 6 proper bowling options. In total, Sri Lanka has 10 bowling options (2 off spin, 1 mystery spin, 1 left arm spin, 1 leg break, 1 left arm pace, and 4 right arm pace) in their squad if absolutely needed.
  • Sri Lanka have 4 left-handed batting options (Karunaratne, Kusal Perera, Charith Asalanka, Wellalage) and three wicketkeeping options.

Sri Lanka Cricket World Cup Team at a Glance

PlayerRoleAge
Dimuth KarunaratneBatter35
Kusal MendisBatter/Wicketkeeper28
Pathum NissankaBatter25
Kusal PereraBatter/Wicketkeeper33
Sadeera SamawickramaBatter/Wicketkeeper28
Dasun ShanakaAll-Rounder/Right Arm Pace32
Charith AsalankaAll-Rounder/Right Arm Off Spin26
Dhananjaya de SilvaAll-Rounder/Right Arm Off Spin32
Dushan HemanthaAll-Rounder/Right Arm Leg Spin29
Lahiru KumaraRight Arm Pace26
Dilshan MadushankaLeft Arm Pace23
Matheesha PathiranaRight Arm Pace20
Kasun RajithaRight Arm Pace30
Mahesh TheekshanaRight Arm Mystery Spin23
Dunith WellalageLeft Arm Spin20
*Chamika KauranatneRight Arm Fast27

*Traveling Reserve

Sri Lanka Cricket World Cup 2023 Potential XI

  1. Pathum Nissanka
  2. Kusal Perera
  3. Kusal Mendis (WK)
  4. Sadeera Samarawickrama
  5. Charith Asakalanka
  6. Dhananjaya de Silva
  7. Dasun Shanaka (C)
  8. Dunith Wellalage
  9. Mahesh Theekshana
  10. Matheesha Pathirana
  11. Dilshan Madushanka

Injury News

  • Dusmantha Chameera (torn pectoral muscle)
  • Wanindu Hasaranga (thigh strain)
  • Mahesh Theekshana (in the squad, but returning from hamstring injury)
  • Madushanka (coming back from torn oblique)
  • Lahiru Kumara (coming back from side strain)

6 Sri Lankan Players Who Were Unlucky to Miss Out

  • Hasaranga, Chameera
  • Avishka Fernando
  • Pramod Madhushan, Binura Fernando
  • Bhanuka Rajapakse (retired early, came back, but considered more a T20I player)
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2 Surprise Picks for Sri Lanka’s World Cup Squad

  • Dushan Hemantha, Sadeera Samarawickrama

Sri Lanka Cup 2023 Squad – Complete List of Players

1. Kusal Perera

Role: Right Hand Bat

  • Matches/Innings: 109/104
  • Runs: 3088, Best: 135
  • Average/SR: 31.19/92.51
  • 100/50: 6/15
  • Catches/Stumpings: 47/3

Recent ODI Form: 120, 73, 0, 9, 17, 0

Last ODI: September 17, 2023

Age: 33

Also Read: 18 Best Test Matches in the Past 4 Years That Have Revived Test Cricket – Who Said Test Matches Are Boring?

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2. Pathum Nissanka

Role: Right Hand Bat

  • Matches/Innings: 40/40
  • Runs: 1396, Best: 137
  • Average/SR: 37.72/83.64
  • 100/50: 3/9

Recent ODI Form: 41, 40, 6, 29, 2

Last ODI: September 17, 2023

Age: 25

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3. Dimuth Karunaratne

Role: Left Hand Bat

  • Matches/Innings: 48/44
  • Runs: 1301, Best: 103
  • Average/SR: 32.52/79.71
  • 100/50: 1/11

Recent ODI Form: 83, 1, 32, 18, 2

Last ODI: September 12, 2023

Age: 35

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4. Kusal Mendis (Vice Captain/WicketKeeper)

Role: Right Hand Bat, Wicketkeeper

  • Matches/Innings: 112/109
  • Runs: 3215, Best: 119
  • Average/SR: 32.15/84.44
  • 100/50: 2/25
  • Catches/Stumpings: 47/75

Recent ODI Form: 43, 5, 92, 50, 15, 91, 17

Last ODI: September 17, 2023

Age: 28

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5. Sadeera Samarawickrama

Role: Right Hand Bat

  • Matches/Innings: 23/20
  • Runs: 615, Best: 93
  • Average/SR: 32.36/90.30
  • 100/50: 0/5
  • Catches/Stumpings:

Recent ODI Form: 54, 3, 93, 17, 48, 0

Last ODI: September 17, 2023

Age: 28

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6. Charith Asalanka

Role: Left Hand Bat/Right Arm Off-Spin

  • Matches/Innings: 41/36
  • Runs: 1272, Best: 110
  • Average/SR: 41.03/89.26
  • 100/50: 1/9
  • Wickets: 5, Best: 4/18
  • Economy: 4.35

Recent ODI Form: 62*, 36, 10, 22, 49*, 0 & 4/18, 0/1

Last ODI: September 17, 2023

Age: 26

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7. Dhananjaya de Silva

Role: Right Hand Bat/Right Arm Off Spin

  • Matches/Innings: 82/75
  • Runs: 1725, Best of: 93
  • Average/SR: 26.53/78.80
  • 100/50:0/10, 4w/5w: 0/0
  • Wickets: 44, Best: 3/32
  • Economy: 4.95

Recent ODI Form: 14, 6,41, 5, 4 & 1/35, 2/12, 018, 0/28, 0/28

Last ODI: September 17, 2023

Age: 32

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8. Dasun Shanaka (Captain)

Role: Right Hand Bat/Right Arm Pace

  • Matches/Innings: 67/59
  • Runs: 1204, Best of: 108*
  • Average/SR: 22.29/92.04
  • 100/50:2/3, 4w/5w: 0/1
  • Wickets: 27, Best: 5/43
  • Economy: 5.72

Recent ODI Form: 14*, 5, 24, 9, 2, 0 & 1/16, 0/32, 3/28, 0/24, 0/18

Last ODI: September 17, 2023

Age: 32

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9. Dushan Hemantha

Role: Right Hand Bat/Right Arm Leg Spin

  • Matches/Innings: 3/2
  • Runs: 35, Best of: 22
  • Average/SR: 35.00/100.00
  • Wickets: 2, Best: 2/49
  • Economy: 5.21

Recent ODI Form: 22, 13* & 0/50, 2/49

Last ODI: September 17, 2023

Age: 29

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10. Dunith Wellalage

Role: Left Hand Bat/Left Arm Spin

  • Matches/Innings: 15/14
  • Runs: 195, Best: 42*
  • Wickets: 19, Best: 5/40
  • 4-fer/5-fer: 0/1
  • Economy: 5.18

Recent ODI Form: 1/30, 2/36, 1/26, 5/40, 1/40, 0/7

Last ODI: September 17, 2023

Age: 20

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11. Mahesh Theekshana

Role: Right Arm Mystery Spin

  • Matches/Innings: 27/27
  • Wickets: 44, Best: 4/25
  • 4-fer/5-fer: 4/0
  • Economy: 4.5

Recent ODI Form: 2/19, 1/62, 3/69, 1/41, 1/42

Last ODI: September 14, 2023

Age: 23

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12. Matheesha Pathirana

Role: Right Arm Fast

  • Matches/Innings: 10/10
  • Wickets: 15, Best:4/32
  • 4-fer/5-fer: 1/0
  • Economy: 6.56

Recent ODI Form: 4/32, 1/63, 3/58, 0/31, 3/65, 0/21

Last ODI: September 17, 2023

Age: 20

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13. Lahiru Kumara

Role: Left Hand Bat/ Right Arm Pace

  • Matches/Innings: 26/26
  • Wickets: 34, Best:3/22
  • Economy: 6.42

Recent ODI Form: 1/26, 3/22, 1/33, 1/30, 1/17

Last ODI: June 30, 2023

Age: 26

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14. Kasun Rajitha

Role: Right Arm Pace

  • Matches/Innings: 28/28
  • Wickets: 35, Best: 4/79
  • 4-fer/5-fer: 1/0
  • Economy: 5.92

Recent ODI Form: 0/29, 4/79, 0/29, 0/30

Last ODI: September 12, 2023

Age: 30

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15. Dilshan Madhushanka

Role: Right Hand Bat/Left Arm Pace

  • Matches/Innings: 6/6
  • Wickets: 10, Best :3/15
  • Economy: 5.202

Recent ODI Form: 1/38, 3/15, 1/49, 3/18

Last ODI: July 9, 2023

Age: 23

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Reserve

16. Chamika Karunaratne

Role: Right Hand Bat/Right Arm Pace

  • Matches/Innings: 23/21
  • Runs: 443, Best: 75
  • Wickets: 24, Best: 4/43
  • 4-fer/5-fer: 1/9
  • Economy: 5.72

Recent ODI Form: 1/14, 17, 1, 11, 24 & 1/54, 2/51, 1/58, 4/43, 0/26

Last ODI: March 31, 2023

Age: 27

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Final Thoughts

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Hasaranga playing for Sri Lanka in the 2023 ODI World Cup?

Unfortunately, Sri Lanka has been ruled out of the 2023 Cricket World Cup due to injuries. In case he recovers and another member of the SL squad is injured, he may be brought in.

Which players are in Sri Lanka’s 2023 World Cup squad?

Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dasun Shanaka, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dushan Hemantha, Lahiru Kumara, Dilshan Madushanka, Matheesha Pathirana, Kasun Rajitha, Mahesh Theekshana, and Dunith Wellalage are in Sri Lanka’s 2023 World Cup squad.Sri Lanka World Cup 2023 Squad (Pictured from left to right): Mahesh Theekshana, Dasun Shanaka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, and Pathirana.

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Netherlands World Cup 2023 Squad Breakdown (The Definitive Guide): Which of these 15-men will make the Netherlands 2023 Cricket World Cup Playing XI?

Netherlands Cricket World Cup 2023 Squad Breakdown – Everything you need to know.

The ODI Super League helped Netherlands play ODI matches against the Top teams, which in turn, helped them in the World Cup qualifiers.

Now the County cricketers return to the fold with Roelof van der Merwe, Colin Ackermann, and Paul van Meekeren. What does this mean for the Dutch? How does their squad look like?

All that and more, right here, right now. Let’s dive straight in.

Key Takeaways from Netherlands’ World Cup 2023 ODI Squad Announcement

  • The average age of Netherland’s 2023 Cricket World Cup squad is 28.4. Netherlands is going with a healthy mix of youth and experience. They have youngsters like Shariz Ahmad (20), Vikramjit Singh (20), and Aryan Dutt (20) as well as experience in Wesley Barresi (39) and Roelof van der Merwe (38)
  • The 15-member Netherland’s World Cup squad has average ODI experience of 21 matches (The entire 15-men squad have played 313 ODIs combined).
  • Netherlands’ squad composition is as follows: 4 proper batters, 7 all-rounders, and 4 proper bowling options. In total, Netherlands has 11 bowling options (4 off spin, 1 left arm spin, 2 leg break and 4 right arm pace) in their squad if absolutely needed. Max O’Dowd, Vikramjit Singh, and even occasional keeper Barresi can bowl some part-time spin/medium pace if needed.
  • South Africa have 1 left-handed batting options (Vikramjit Singh) and two wicketkeeping options.

Netherlands Cricket World Cup Team at a Glance

PlayerRoleAge
Scott EdwardsBatter/Wicketkeeper27
Wesley BarresiBatter/Wicketkeeper39
Max O’DowdBatter29
Vikramjit SinghBatter20
Colin AckermannAll-Rounder/Right Arm Off Spin32
Bas de LeedeAll-Rounder/Right Arm Medium Pace23
Teja NidamanuruAll-Rounder/Right Arm Off Spin29
Saqib ZulfiqarAll-Rounder/Right Arm Leg Spin26
Roelof van der MerweAll-Rounder/Left Arm Spin38
Aryan DuttRight Arm Off Spin20
Ryan KleinRight Arm Fast26
Shariz AhmadRight Arm Leg Spin/Googly20
Logan Van BeekAll-Rounder/Right Arm Fast33
Paul van MeekerenRight Arm Fast30
Sybrand EngelbrechtAll-Rounder/Right Arm Off Spin35
Noah Croes*Right Hand Bat23
Kyle Klein*Right Hand Bat/Right Arm Pace22

*signifies that the player is a traveling reserve and not in the main 15-player squad

Also Read: Netherlands Cricket Schedule 2023 Cricket World Cup (The Complete Guide): ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Netherlands’ Fixtures

Netherlands Cricket World Cup 2023 Potential XI

  1. Vikramjit Singh
  2. Max O’Dowd
  3. Wesley Barresi
  4. Bas de Leede
  5. Colin Ackermann/Teja Nidamanuru
  6. Scott Edwards (C/WK)
  7. Roelof van der Merwe
  8. Logan van Beek
  9. Aryan Dutt
  10. Shariz Ahmad
  11. Paul van Meekeren

Injury News

  • Tim Pringle (withdrawn due to niggles), Fred Klaasen (stress fracture)

6 Netherlands Players Who Were Unlucky to Miss Out

  • Tim Pringle, Fred Klaasen
  • Clayton Floyd, Michael Levitt, and Vivian Kingma played the WC qualifiers but missed out on the WC spot due to the return of Ackermann, van Meekeren, and van der Merwe.
  • Musa Ahmad played few ODIs before the qualifiers, but failed to make the cut after march 2023

Surprise Pick for Netherlands’ World Cup Squad

  • Sybrand Engelbrecht

Netherlands World Cup 2023 Squad – Complete List of Players

1. Scott Edwards (C/WK)

Role: Right Hand Bat/Wicketkeeper

  • Matches/Innings: 38/35
  • Runs: 1212, Best: 86
  • Average/SR: 40.40/92.73
  • 100/50: 0/86

Recent ODI Form: 67, 67*, 4, 25, 1

Last ODI: July 9, 2023

Age: 27

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2. Max O’Dowd

Role: Right Hand Bat, occasional off spin

  • Matches/Innings: 33/33
  • Runs: 1158, Best: 133*
  • Average/SR: 29.98/122.13
  • 100/50: 0/10

Recent ODI Form: 90, 36, 0, 35, 20, 33

Last ODI: July 9, 2023

Age: 29

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3. Vikramjit Singh

Role: Left Hand Bat (Opener), Occasional Medium pace

  • Matches/Innings: 25/25
  • Runs: 808, Best: 110
  • Average/SR: 32.32/77.17
  • 100/50: 1/4

Recent ODI Form: 37, 0, 110, 40, 13

Last ODI: July 9, 2023

Age: 20

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4. Colin Ackermann

Role: Right Hand Bat, Right arm off spin

  • Matches/Innings: 7/6
  • Runs: 211 , Best: 81
  • Average/SR: 35.16/75.35
  • 100/50: 0/2
  • Wickets: 4, Best: 2/51

Recent ODI Form: 81, 50, 28, 37 & 0/45, 2/51, 0/40

Last ODI: March 25, 2023

Age: 32

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5. Wesley Barresi (Wicketkeeper)

Role: Right Hand Bat/Wicketkeeper

  • Matches/Innings: 45/44
  • Runs: 1193 , Best: 137*
  • Average/SR: 30.58/78.48
  • 100/50: 1/8
  • Catches/Stumpings: 20/8

Recent ODI Form: 27, 52,97, 11, 0

Last ODI: July 9, 2023

Age: 39

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6. Logan van Beek

Role: Right Arm Fast

  • Matches/Innings: 25/25
  • Runs: 337, Best of: 32
  • 4w/5w: 2/0
  • Wickets: 34, Best: 4/24
  • Economy: 5.29

Recent ODI Form: 28, 0, 6*, 1*, 20* & 4/24, 1/77, 3/26, 0/55, 1/49, 2/40

Last ODI: July 9, 2023

Age: 33

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7. Shariz Ahmad

Role: Left Hand Bat/ Right Arm Legbreak

  • Matches/Innings: 11/10
  • Wickets: 13,, Best: 5/43
  • 4-fer/5-fer: 0/1
  • Economy: 6.24

Recent ODI Form: 2/52, 0/11, 0/18

Last ODI: June 30, 2023

Age: 20

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8. Sybrand Engelbrecht

Role: Right Hand Bat/ Right Arm Off Spin

*Yet to debut in international cricket

List A Record:

  • Matches/Innings: 58/46
  • Runs: 1275, Best: 87*
  • Wickets: 41, Best:3/28
  • Economy: 5.1

Age: 35

9. Ryan Klein

Role: Right Arm Fast

  • Matches/Innings: 12/12
  • Wickets: 12, Best:2/31
  • 4-fer/5-fer: 0/0
  • Economy: 5.02

Recent ODI Form: 0/25, 1/38, 2/34, 2/59, 2/42

Last ODI: July 9, 2023

Age: 26

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10. Bas de Leede

Role: Right Arm Fast, Right Hand Bat

  • Matches/Innings: 30/29
  • Runs: 610, Best of: 91*
  • Average/SR: 27.32/66.57
  • 100/50: 1/2, 4w/5w: 0/1
  • Wickets: 24, Best: 5/52
  • Economy: 5.94

Recent ODI Form: 41*, 33, 41, 39, 123 & 2/37, 2/31, 2/72, 3/42, 0/47, 5/52

Last ODI: July 6, 2023

Age: 23

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11. Paul van Meekeren

Role: Right Arm Fast

  • Matches/Innings: 13/13
  • Wickets: 15, Best: 2/28
  • Economy: 5.56

Recent ODI Form: 2/50, 2/66, 0/42, 0/26, 2/79

Last ODI: April 2, 2023

Age: 30

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12. Roelof van der Merwe

Role: Right Hand Bat/Left Arm Spin

  • Matches/Innings: 16/16
  • Runs: 96 ,Best of: 57
  • Average/SR: 19.20/101.05
  • 100/50: 0/1, 4w/5w: 0/0
  • Wickets: 19, Best: 3/27
  • Economy: 4.98

Last ODI: November 26, 2021

Age: 38

*Has played international cricket & WCs for South Africa

Also Read: 62 South African Born Cricketers Who Play for Other Countries: Can You Guess Them All?

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13. Teja Nidamanuru

Role: Right Hand Bat/Right Arm Off Spin

  • Matches/Innings: 20/20
  • Runs: 501, Best of: 111
  • Average/SR: 29.47/95.06
  • 100/50:,2/2
  • Wickets: 0, Economy: 8.00 (has only bowled one over)

Recent ODI Form: 111, 0, 2, 10, 0

Last ODI: July 9, 2023

Age: 29

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14. Aryan Dutt

Role: Right Arm Off Spin

  • Matches/Innings: 25/25
  • Wickets: 20, Best:3/31
  • 4-fer/5-fer: 0/0
  • Economy: 5.17

Recent ODI Form: 0/71, 1/34, 3/31, 027, 1/51

Last ODI: July 9, 2023

Age: 20

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15. Saqib Zulfiqar

Role: Right Arm Leg Spin

  • Matches/Innings: 13/10
  • Runs: 181, Best of: 34*
  • Average/SR: 16.45/67.53
  • Wickets: 8, Best: 2/43
  • Economy: 6.29

Recent ODI Form: 34*, 3, 2, 33, 33*, 6, 2/43, 2/48, 0/ 26, 0/16, 2/59

Last ODI: July 9, 2023

Age: 26

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Netherlands World Cup Squad – The Traveling Reserves

16. Noah Croes

Role: Right Hand Bat

  • Matches: 1 ODI, Runs: 7

Last ODI (also was his debut): 9 July, 2023

Age: 23

17. Kyle Klein

Role: Right Hand Bat, Right Arm Pace

Age: 22

*Under 19 cricketer, who is yet to debut in first class or international cricket

Final Thoughts

The Netherlands have surpassed all expectations and made it to the 2023 Cricket World Cup.

With no bilateral series scheuled the World Cup qualifiers, they have attempted to acclimitize to the conditions by arriving to India early and playing against domestic teams.

Will that be enough? Can they make an impact in the World Cup?

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Frequently Asked Questions – Netherlands World Cup 2023 Squad

What is the average age of Netherlands’ 2023 Cricket World Cup squad?

The average age of Netherlands’ World Cup squad is 28.4

Who is selected for Netherlands’ 2023 Cricket World Cup squad?

Scott Edwards, Colin Ackermann, Shariz Ahmed, Wesley Barresi, Logan van Beek, Aryan Dutt, Sybrand Engelbrecht, Ryan Klein, Bas de Leede, Paul van Meekeren, Roelof van der Merwe, Teja Nidamanuru, Max O’Dowd, Vikramjit Singh, and Saqib Zulfiqar made it to Netherland’s 2023 World Cup squad.

Can Netherlands win the 2023 ODI World Cup?

If Netherlands do win the 2023 Cricket World Cup, it will be the story of the century. Can they get there though? I am afraid not. They have the potential of winning 2-4 games, but with the strength of some of the other teams, I do not see them winning in Indian conditions.

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New Zealand World Cup 2023 Squad Breakdown (The Definitive Guide): Which of these 15-men will make the New Zealand 2023 Cricket World Cup Playing XI?

New Zealand Cricket World Cup 2023 Squad Breakdown – Here is everything you need to know.

The finalists from the last two editions, can they go one step further this time around?

Let’s dive right in.

Key Takeaways from New Zealand’s World Cup 2023 ODI Squad Announcement

  • The average age of New Zealand’s 2023 Cricket World Cup squad is 30.67. New Zealand have a slightly aged squad with 12 out of the 15 members over the age of 30. Only Rachin Ravinda (23), Glenn Phillips (26), and Mark Chapman (29) are on the younger spectrum.
  • The 15-member New Zealand’s World Cup squad has average ODI experience of 69 matches (1022 ODIs among 15 players).
  • New Zealand’s’ squad composition is as follows: 5 proper batters (Glenn Phillips & Williamson with the part-time spin as well) 5 all-rounders, and 5 proper bowling options. In total, New Zealand has 12 bowling options (2 off spin, 3 left arm spin, 1 leg break, 1 left arm pace, and 5 right arm pace) in their squad if absolutely needed.
  • New Zealand have 6 left-handed batting options (Latham, Conway, Chapman, Santner, Neesham, Ravindra) and three wicketkeeping options.

New Zealand Cricket World Cup Team at a Glance

PlayerRoleAge
Kane WilliamsonBatter/Off spin33
Tom LathamBatter/Wicketkeeper31
Devon ConwayBatter/Wicketkeeper32
Glenn PhillipsBatter/Wicketkeeper/Spinner26
Will YoungBatter30
Mark ChapmanAllrounder/Left Arm Spin29
Daryl MitchellAllrounder/Right Arm Medium Pace32
James NeeshamAllrounder/Right Arm Medium Pace32
Rachin RavindraAllrounder/Left Arm Spin23
Mitchell SantnerAllrounder/Left Arm Spin31
Trent BoultLeft Arm Pace34
Lockie FergusonRight Arm Pace32
Matt HenryRight Arm Pace31
Ish SodhiRight Arm Leg Spin30
Tim SoutheeRight Arm Pace34

New Zealand Cricket World Cup 2023 Potential XI

  1. Devon Conway
  2. Will Young
  3. Kane Williamson (C)
  4. Glenn Phillips
  5. Tom Latham (WK/VC)
  6. Daryl Mitchell
  7. Mitchell Santner
  8. Tim Southee
  9. Matt Henry
  10. Trent Boult
  11. Ish Sodhi

Injury News

  • Tim Southee & Kane Williamson (ACL) are nursing injuries.
  • Kyle Jamieson has recently comeback from back injury. He is not officially a reserve but has been called up as cover in case Tim Southee does not recover in time.
  • Michael Bracewell is out indefinitely due to ACL injury.
  • Adam Milne was ruled out due to hamstring injury.

5 New Zealand Players Who Were Unlucky to Miss Out

  • Finn Allen, Henry Nicholls, Michael Bracewell, Adam Milne, Kyle Jamieson
  • Other players who have played for NZ recently but did not make the cut: Dean Foxcroft, Tom Blundell, Cole McConchie
  • Honorable Mention: Martin Guptill (Has been active in T20 leagues but has not played for NZ recently)

2 Surprise Picks for New Zealand’s World Cup Squad

  • Rachin Ravindra, Mark Chapman

New Zealand World Cup 2023 Squad – Complete List of Players

1. Kane Williamson (C)

Role: Right Hand Bat, Occasional Off spin

  • Matches/Innings: 161/153
  • Runs: 6554, Best: 148
  • Average/SR: 47.83/80.97
  • 100/50: 13/42

Recent ODI Form: 94*, 0*, 26, 85, 43

Last ODI: January 13, 2023

Age: 33

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2. Tom Latham (VC/WK)

Role: Left Hand Bat, Wicketkeeper

  • Matches/Innings: 134/123
  • Runs: 3797, Best: 145*
  • Average/SR: 34.83/84.96
  • 100/50: 7/21
  • Catches/Stumpings: 114/15

Recent ODI Form: 60, 59, 19, 3, 13

Last ODI: September 15, 2023

Age: 31

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3. Devon Conway (WK)

Role: Left Hand Bat/ Wicketkeeper

  • Matches/Innings: 22/21
  • Runs: 874, Best: 138
  • Average/SR: 46.00/85.51
  • 100/50: 4/3

Recent ODI Form: 138, 111*, 14, 9, 7

Last ODI: September 15, 2023

Age: 32

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4. Glenn Phillips (WK)

Role: Right Hand Bat, Right arm off break, Right arm leg spin, Wicketkeeper, Specialist Diving Fielder

  • Matches/Innings: 20/15
  • Runs: 450, Best: 72
  • Average/SR: 32.14/90.18
  • 100/50: 0/2

Recent ODI Form: 5, 39, 2, 72, 25

Last ODI: September 15, 2023

Age: 26

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5. Will Young

Role: Right Hand Bat

  • Matches/Innings: 22/22
  • Runs: 818, Best: 120
  • Average/SR: 43.05/86.28
  • 100/50: 2/5

Recent ODI Form:

Last ODI:

Age: 30

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6. Mark Chapman

Role: Left Hand Bat/ Left Arm Spin

  • Matches/Innings: 12/12
  • Runs: 380, Best of: 124*
  • Average/SR: 38.00/107.04
  • 100/50 2/0:

Note: Chapman is an all-allrounder, but he has yet to bowl in ODIs

Recent ODI Form: 15, 1, 13, 46, 43

Last ODI: May 7, 2023

Age: 29

*Has also played international cricket for Hong Kong

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7. Daryl Mitchell

Role: Right Hand Bat/Right Arm Pace

  • Matches/Innings: 29/26
  • Runs: 1025, Best of: 129
  • Average/SR: 46.29/92.25
  • 100/50:4/3, 4w/5w: 0/0
  • Wickets: 13, Best: 3/25
  • Economy: 5.59

Recent ODI Form: 34, 118*, 57, 17, 4 & 0/10, 2/40

Last ODI: September 15, 2023

Age: 32

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8. James Neesham

Role: Left Hand Bat/Right Arm Fast

  • Matches/Innings: 73/63
  • Runs: 1437, Best of: 97*
  • Average/SR: 28.17/99.17
  • 100/50: 0/6, 4w/5w: 2/2
  • Wickets: 69, Best: 5/27
  • Economy: 6.09

Recent ODI Form: 16, 2, 36, 17*, 11 & 0/14, 0/41, 0/65, 0/64, 0/15

Last ODI: May 5, 2023

Age: 33

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9. Rachin Ravindra

Role: Left Hand Bat/Left Arm Spin

  • Matches/Innings: 12/8
  • Runs: 189, Best of: 61
  • Average/SR: 23.62/111.83
  • 100/50:0/1, 4w/5w: 1/0
  • Wickets: 12, Best: 4/60
  • Economy: 6.12

Recent ODI Form: 4, 28, 61, 0, 10 & 0/28, 4/60, 0/26, 1/20

Last ODI: September 26, 2023

Age: 23

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10. Mitchell Santner

Role: Left Hand at/Left Arm Spin

  • Matches/Innings: 94/89
  • Runs: 1252, Best of: 67
  • Average/SR: 27.8/89.17
  • 100/50:0/3, 4w/5w: 0/1
  • Wickets: 91, Best: 5/50
  • Economy: 4.87

Recent ODI Form: 15, 57, 27, 34, 4 & 0/64, 1/56, 1/28, 0/58, 1/38

Last ODI: September 10, 2023

Age: 31

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11. Trent Boult

Role: Left Arm Fast

  • Matches/Innings: 104/103
  • Wickets: 197, Best: 7/34
  • 4-fer/5-fer: 10/6
  • Economy: 4.94

Recent ODI Form: 3/37, 0/37, 2/33

Last ODI: September 26, 2023

Age: 34

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12. Matt Henry

Role: Right Arm Fast

  • Matches/Innings: 75/73
  • Wickets: 130, Best: 5/30
  • 4-fer/5-fer: 10/2
  • Economy: 5.17

Recent ODI Form: 3/65, 1/47, 0/45, 1/42, 2/69

Last ODI: September 15, 2023

Age: 31

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13. Lockie Ferguson

Role: Right Arm (Super) Fast

  • Matches/Innings: 58/57
  • Wickets: 89, Best: 5/45
  • 4-fer/5-fer: 2/1
  • Economy: 5.69

Recent ODI Form: 0/53, 1/50, 1/80, 1/28, 1/26

Last ODI: September 26, 2023

Age: 32

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14. Ish Sodhi

Role: Right Arm Leg spin

  • Matches/Innings: 49/46
  • Wickets: 61, Best: 6/39
  • 4-fer/5-fer: 1/1
  • Economy: 5.46

Recent ODI Form: 0/56, 1/53, 1/60, 6/39, 0/40

Last ODI: September 26, 2023

Age: 30

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15. Tim Southee*

Role: Right Arm Fast

  • Matches/Innings: 157/155
  • Wickets: 214, Best: 7/33
  • Runs: 1976, 6 – 50s, Best of 77*
  • 4-fer/5-fer: 5/3
  • Economy: 5.47

Recent ODI Form: 2/33, 3/56, 2/71, 2/65, 0/29

Last ODI: September 15, 2023

Age: 34

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Final Thoughts

New Zealand have been branded as teams that “punch above their weight,” “the dark horses,” or the “underdogs.”

Have they done enough tin the last two World Cups and build a strong enough squad to be considered favorites this time around?

Let us know in the comments below.

Also Read:

Frequently Asked Questions – 2023 Cricket World Cup New Zealand Squad

Is Martin Guptill selected for the 2023 Cricket World Cup?

No unfortunately, Martin Guptill has not been selected for the 2023 Cricket World Cup. In-form batters, Devon Conway & Will Young have been preferred.

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Who won the Player of the Series in the 2019 Cricket World Cup? Complete List of Man of the Tournament in Cricket World Cups

Who won the player of the series in the 2019 Cricket World Cup? It was none other than Kane Williamson!

Can you remember who are all the player of the tournament in Cricket World Cups?

Let us help you. Here is everything you need to know about the player of the tournament trophy.

Key Takeaways

  • The first player of the tournament in the Cricket World Cup (Men’s) was awarded in 1992.
  • Three batters, two bowlers, and three all-rounders have so far won this award in the eight instances so far.
  • New Zealand (2), India (2), and Australia (2) share the most player of the tournaments with South Africa & Sri Lanka winning it once each.
  • The player of the tournament had the following characters: 3 left handers, 4 right handers, and one ambidextrous (Lance Klusener – left hand bat, right hand bowl) .

World Cup Player of the Tournament – At a Glance

PlayerWorld CupWorld Cup Venue
Martin Crowe1992Australia, New Zealand
Sanath Jayasuriya1996India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan
Lance Klusener1999England, Wales
Sachin Tendulkar2003South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya
Glenn McGrath2007West Indies (Caribbean Islands)
Yuvraj Singh2011India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka
Mitchell Starc2015Australia, New Zealand
Kane Williamson2019England, Wales

*POTM – Player of the Match

List of All 8 Man of the Tournament in Cricket World Cups

1. Martin Crowe (New Zealand), 1992 Cricket World Cup

  • Matches: 9
  • Runs: 456
  • 100s/50s: 1/4
  • Not Outs: 5
  • Average/Strike Rate: 114.00/90.83
  • Catches: 3

Martin Crowe 1992 WC Matches

  1. 100*(134) vs Australia, 22 February 1992, Auckland, *POTM
  2. 5 (23) & 1 Catch vs Sri Lanka, 25 February 1992, Hamilton
  3. 3*(9) & 1 Catch vs South Africa, 29 February 1992, Auckland
  4. 74*(43) & 1 Catch vs Zimbabwe, 3 March 1992, Napier, *POTM
  5. 81*(81) vs West Indies, 8 March 1992, Auckland, *POTM
  6. 26 (28) vs India, 12 March 1992, Dunedin
  7. 73*(81) vs England, 15 March 1992, Wellington
  8. 3 (20) vs Pakistan, 18 March 1992, Christchurch
  9. 91 (83) vs Pakistan, 21 March 1992, Auckland

Impact

A dream run. A sad ending. Having pulled his hamstring, Crowe was run-out on 91. He watched on the sidelines as a new captain tried to defend a spirited Pakistan. 1992 was a World Cup of firsts. Colored clothing, new ODI strategies, South Africa’s re-entry, rain controversies, round-robin format.

Martin Crowe is fondly remembered by many due to his inspiring captaincy and runs across the board. An average of 114 at 90 strike in 1992 is spectacular!

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2. Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka), 1996 Cricket World Cup

  • Matches: 6
  • Runs: 221
  • 100s/50s: 0/2
  • Not Outs: 0
  • Average/Strike Rate: 36.83/131.54
  • Wickets: 7
  • Economy: 4.52
  • Catches: 5

Sanath Jayasuriya 1996 WC Matches

  1. 1/44, 6 (11), 1 Catch vs Zimbabwe, 21 February 1996, Colombo (SSC)
  2. 0/52, 79 (76) vs India, 2 March 1996, Delhi, *POTM
  3. 0/34, 44 (27) vs Kenya, 6 March 1996, Kandy
  4. 2/46, 82 (44) vs England, 9 March 1996, Faisalabad, *POTM
  5. 3/12, 1 (3), 2 Catches vs India, 13 March 1996, Eden Gardens (Kolkata)
  6. 1/43, 9 (7), 2 Catches vs Australia, 17 March 1996, Lahore

Impact

Revolutionized ODI cricket in the Powerplay. Sanath Jayasuriya (with Romesh Kaluwitharana) gave birth to a new brand of aggressive cricket. Chipped in with wickets and catches as well for a complete all-round show.

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3. Lance Klusener (South Africa), 1999 Cricket World Cup

  • Matches: 9 (8 Innings)
  • Runs: 281
  • 100s/50s: 0/2
  • Not Outs: 6
  • Average/Strike Rate: 140.50/122.17
  • Wickets: 17
  • Economy: 4.61
  • Catches: 1

Lance Klusener 1996 WC Matches

  1. 12*(4), 3/66 vs India, 15 May 1999, Hove
  2. 52*(45), 3/21 vs Sri Lanka, 19 May 1999, Northampton, *POTM
  3. 48*(40), 1/16 vs England, 22 May 1999, The Oval (London), *POTM
  4. Did Not Bat, 5/21, 1 Catch vs Kenya, 26 May 1999, Amstelveen, *POTM
  5. 52*(58), 1/36 vs Zimbabwe, 29 May 1999, Chelmsford
  6. 46*(41), 1/41 vs Pakistan, 5 June 1999, Nottingham, *POTM
  7. 4 (5), 2/46 vs New Zealand, 10 June 1999, Birmingham
  8. 36 (21), 1/53 vs Australia, 13 June 1999, Leeds
  9. 31*(16), 0/50 vs Australia, 17 June 1999, Birmingham

Impact

Perhaps the greatest player of the tournament performance of All-Time. Runs at an insane strike, finishing games left and right, and 17 wickets to top it off. People will remember that run-out in the semi-final that crushed South African cricket for a generation, but should also remember him as a pioneer of lower-order hitting/finishing in ODI cricket.

Also Read: 17 South Africa World Cup Chokes and Heartbreaks: The Complete List (Men’s & Women’s Combined)

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4. Sachin Tendulkar (India), 2003 Cricket World Cup

  • Matches: 11
  • Runs: 673
  • 100s/50s: 1/6
  • Not Outs: 0
  • Average/Strike Rate: 61.18/89/25
  • Wickets: 2
  • Economy: 4.27
  • Catches: 4

Sachin Tendulkar 2003 WC Matches

  1. 52 (72), 0/9 vs Netherlands, 12 February 2003, Paarl
  2. 36 (59) vs Australia, 15 February 2003, Centurion
  3. 81 (91) vs Zimbabwe, 19 February 2003, Harare, *POTM
  4. 152 (151) vs Namibia, 23 February 2003, Pietermaritzburg, *POTM
  5. 50 (52), 1 Catch vs England, 26 February 2003, Durban
  6. 98 (75) vs Pakistan, 1 March 2003, Centurion, *POTM
  7. 5 (12), 1 Catch vs Kenya, 7 March 2003, Cape Town
  8. 97 (120), 1 Catch vs Sri Lanka, 10 March 2003, Johannesburg
  9. 15 (16), 0/20, 1 Catch vs New Zealand, 14 March 2003, Centurion
  10. 83 (101), 2/28 vs Kenya, 20 March 2003, Durban
  11. 4 (5), 0/20 vs Australia, 23 March 2003, Johannesburg

Impact

If Klusener was the greatest all-round performance, Tendulkar gets the best batting show award. Except for the match again Kenya, New Zealand, and the final, Tendulkar had eight innings of note. The 98 (75) vs Pakistan will go in folklore as one of the greatest innings of all-time in limited overs cricket.

Also Read: Sachin Tendulkar Centuries (The Definitive Guide): Everything You Need To Know About Sachin Tendulkar’s Hundred 100s

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5. Glenn McGrath (Australia), 2007 Cricket World Cup

  • Matches: 11
  • Wickets: 26
  • (Bowling) Average/Strike Rate: 13.73/18.6
  • 4/5 fer: 0/0
  • Economy: 4.41
  • Catches: 1

Glenn McGrath 2007 WC Matches

  1. 3/14 vs Scotland, 14 March 2007, Basseterre
  2. 2/33 vs Netherlands, 18 March 2007, Basseterre
  3. 1/62 vs South Africa, 24 March 2007, Basseterre
  4. 3/31 vs West Indies, 27 March 2007, North Sound
  5. 3/16 vs Bangladesh, 31 March 2007, North Sound, *POTM
  6. 3/62 vs England, 8 April 2007, North Sound
  7. 3/17 vs Ireland, 13 April 2007, Bridgetown
  8. 2/48 vs Sri Lanka, 16 April 2007, St. George’s
  9. 2/25,1 Catch vs New Zealand, 20 April 2007, St. George’s
  10. 3/18 vs South Africa, 25 April 2017, Gros Islet, *POTM
  11. 1/31 vs Sri Lanka, 28 April 2007, Bridgetown

Impact

Even though McGrath did not take a single 4-fer in this World Cup and was (only) player of the match twice, he was at his consistent best. Took at least a wicket in every match, 2 wickets thrice, and 3-wickets on six occasions. His spell in the semi-final broke South African hearts yet again.

Also Read: Most Wickets in a Single ODI World Cup

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6. Yuvraj Singh (India), 2011 Cricket World Cup

  • Matches: 9 (8 Innings)
  • Runs: 362
  • 100s/50s: 1/4
  • Not Outs: 4
  • Average/Strike Rate: 90.50/86.19
  • Wickets: 15
  • Economy: 5.02
  • Catches: 3

Yuvraj Singh 2011 WC Matches

  1. 0/42, Did not bat, 1 Catch vs Bangladesh, 19 February 2011, Mirpur
  2. 58 (50), 0/46 vs England, 27 February 2011, Bengaluru
  3. 50* (75), 5/31, 1 Catch vs Ireland, 6 March 2011, Bengaluru, *POTM
  4. 51* (73), 2/43 vs Netherlands, 9 March 2011, Delhi, *POTM
  5. 12 (9), 0/47 vs South Africa, 12 March 2011, Nagpur
  6. 113 (123), 2/18 vs West Indies, 20 March 2011, Chennai, *POTM
  7. 57* (65), 2/44 vs Australia, 24 March 2011, Ahmedabad, *POTM
  8. 0 (1), 2/57, 1 Catch vs Pakistan, 30 March 2011, Mohali
  9. 21* (24), 2/49 vs Sri Lanka, 2 April 2011, Wankhede

Impact

Australia were so dominant for 15 years, they needed a maverick to knock them out of the quarter-finals. Yuvraj did it with clutch performance of 57*(65). Battling cancer behind the scenes, Yuvraj Singh went from good to legendary status in a space of 9 games.

It is only after Yuvraj was left out of the team, that we see what a gem he was to Indian cricket. As all-rounder in the Top 5. Yuvraj-Raina provided India with the balance they needed and with Dhoni, formed one of the greatest middle orders.

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7. Mitchell Starc (Australia), 2015 Cricket World Cup

  • Matches: 8
  • Wickets: 22
  • (Bowling) Average/Strike Rate: 10.18/17.4
  • 4/5 fer: 1/1
  • Economy: 3.5
  • Catches: 5 Catches

Mitchell Starc 2015 WC Matches

  1. 2/47, 1 Catch vs England, 14 February 2015, Melbourne
  2. 6/28, 1 Catch vs New Zealand, 28 February 2015, Auckland
  3. 2/18 vs Afghanistan, 4 March 2015, Perth
  4. 2/29 vs Sri Lanka, 8 March 2015, Sydney
  5. 4/14, 1 Catch vs Scotland, 14 March 2015, Hobart, *POTM
  6. 2/40, 1 Catch vs Pakistan, 20 March 2015, Adelaide
  7. 2/28 vs India, 26 March 2015, Sydney
  8. 2/20, 1 Catch vs New Zealand, 29 March 2015, Melbourne

Impact

If McGrath has been the most consistent World Cup bowler, Starc has definitely been the most destructive (10.18 average, 17.4 SR, 3.5 economy – geez those numbers are out of the world!). The Australia vs New Zealand match at Eden Park and the first over to Brendon McCullum in the Final encapsulates Mitchell Starc’s career. Fast, inswinging yorkers that can change the momentum in space of a few balls.

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8. Kane Williamson (New Zealand), 2019 Cricket World Cup

  • Matches: 10 (9 Innings)
  • Runs: 578
  • 100s/50s: 2/2
  • Not Outs: 2
  • Average/Strike Rate: 82.57/74.96
  • Catches: 6

Kane Williamson 2019 WC Matches

  1. Did Not Bat vs Sri Lanka, 1 June 2019, Cardiff
  2. 40 (72), 1 Catch vs Bangladesh, 5 June 2019, The Oval (London)
  3. 79*(99) vs Afghanistan, 8 June 2019, Taunton
  4. 106*(138), 1 Catch vs South Africa, 19 June 2019, Birmingham, *POTM
  5. 148 (154) vs West Indies, 22 June 2019, Manchester, *POTM
  6. 41 (69), 1/39 vs Pakistan, 26 June 2019, Birmingham
  7. 40 (51), 1/25 vs Australia, 29 June 2019, Lord’s
  8. 27 (40), 2 Catches vs England, 3 July 2019, Chester-le-Street
  9. 67 (95), 2 Catches vs India, 9 July 2019, Manchester
  10. 30 (53) vs England, 14 July 2019, Lord’s

Impact

In the prime of his life, Williamson’s 2019 was marked by pure batsmanship and character. Keeping cool in the final and couple of centuries highlighted his campaign. My favorite was the 106((138) against South Africa on a tough pitch, taking NZ from 80/4 to 245/6. He timed the chase with that late cate and slog sweep in the last two overs to perfection.

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Final Thoughts

Whether it is the all-round show of Jayasuriya, Klusener, Yuvraj, the pure batting class of Williamson, Crowe, Tendulkar, or the bowling genius of Australians, McGrath & Starc, it has been just great to watch.

And even though from 1975-1987, we did not have player of the tournament awards, there were still many memorable performances from that era by Kapil Dev Glenn Turner, Vivian Richards, David Boon, and many more!

Which player will capture the hearts and imagination of cricket fans in 2023?

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) – Man of the Tournament in Cricket World Cups

Who won the player of the tournament in the 2019 Cricket World Cup?

Kane Williamson won the player of the tournament award in the 2019 Cricket World Cup.Man of the Tournament in Cricket World Cups List: (Pictured Top from left to right) Martin Crowe, Sanath Jayasuriya, Lance Klusener, Sachin Tendulkar (Pictured bottom from left to right) Glenn McGrath, Yuvraj Singh, Mitchell Starc, Kane Williamson

When was the first man of the tournament given in Cricket World Cups?

The first man of the tournament trophy was awarded to Martin Crowe in the 1992 Cricket World Cup.Portrait photo of Martin Crowe, the man of the tournament in 1992

Which Indian cricketers have won the player of the series award in Cricket World Cups?

Sachin Tendulkar (2003) & Yuvraj Singh (2011) are the only two Indians to win the player of the tournament trophies in the ODI Cricket World Cup.

Other 2023 Cricket World Cup Content

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Top 25 Highest Individual Scores in ODI World Cup: Who Will be the Highest Scorer in the 2023 Cricket World Cup?

Do you remember the highest individual scores in ODI World Cup? What are some of the best World Cup knocks?

The World Cup is right around the corner, so I thought I would help you refresh some of the golden memories of earlier World Cups.

Let’s dive right in.

Key Takeaways

  • Martin Guptill (237*), Chris Gayle (214), and Gary Kirsten (188*) hold the record for the higest individual scores in ODI World Cup.
  • Among the Top 25 highest scores in the World Cup, only Adam Gilchrist’s 149 (Final) Martin Guptill’s 237 (quarter finals), came in knockout rounds. Matthew Hayden’s 158 came in the Super Eight Stage while all others took place during the group stage.
  • Batters from Australia (5) feature in this list the most followed by India & South Affrica (4), New Zealand & England (3), West Indies (2), and Zimbabwe, Scotland, Pakistan & Sri Lanka (1).
  • The 2015 ODI World Cup was by far the best for batters – with 7 of the highest all-time scores coming in that World Cup. It is followed by the 2019 CWC (5 scores), 2007 (3), 2011, 2003, 1996 (2), and 1999, 1983, 1987, 1975 with one each.
  • Once again, the 2015 CWC saw the highest ever score (237*), while the 1992 CWC had the least highest top score (119*).
  • There have been 22 150+ scores and two double centuries in the ODI Cricket World Cup.

List of Top 10 Highest Scores in Cricket World Cup

The entire list of Top 25 and details are featured below, but here is a snippet of the Top 10 highest scores in the ODI Worl Cup.

PlayerScoreOppositionWorld Cup
Martin Guptill237*West Indies2015
Chris Gayle215Zimbabwe2015
Gary Kirsten188*UAE1996
Sourav Ganguly183Sri Lanka1999
Sir Vivian Richards181Sri Lanka1987
David Warner178Afghanistan2015
Kapil Dev175*Zimbabwe1983
Virender Sehwag175Bangladesh2011
Craig Wishart172*Namibia2003
Glenn Turner171*East Africa1975

Evolution of the Highest Individual Scores in ODI Cricket World Cup (1975-2019)

  • 1975: Glenn Turner (New Zealand) – 171* vs East Africa
  • 1979: Sir Vivian Richards (West Indies) – 138* vs England
  • 1983: Kapil Dev (India) – 175* vs Zimbabwe
  • 1987: Sir Vivian Richards (West Indies) – 181 vs Sri Lanka
  • 1992: Rameez Raza (Pakistan) – 119* vs New Zealand
  • 1996: Gary Kirsten (South Africa) – 188* vs UAE
  • 1999: Sourav Ganguly (India) – 183 vs Sri Lanka
  • 2003: Craig Wishart (Zimbabwe) – 172* vs Namibia
  • 2007: Imran Nazir (Pakistan) – 160 vs Zimbabwe
  • 2011: Virender Sehwag (India) – 175 vs Bangladesh
  • 2015: Martin Guptill (New Zealand) – 237* vs West Indies
  • 2019: David Warner (Australia) – 166 vs Bangladesh

Top 25 Highest Scores in Cricket World Cup: Best World Cup Innings

1. Martin Guptill (New Zealand) – 237* vs West Indies, 2015

  • Score: 237* (163)
  • Fours/Sixes: 24/11
  • Venue: Wellington, New Zealand
  • Date: 21 March, 2015
  • Stage: Quarter Final

Scorecard: NZ vs WI, ICC Cricket World Cup 2014/15, 4th Quarter-Final at Wellington, March 21, 2015

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2. Chris Gayle (West Indies) – 215 vs Zimbabwe, 2015

  • Score: 215 (147)
  • Fours/Sixes: 10/16
  • Venue: Canberra, Australia
  • Date: 24 February 2015
  • Stage: Group Stage

Scorecard: WI vs ZIM, ICC Cricket World Cup 2014/15, 15th Match, Pool B at Canberra, February 24, 2015

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3. Gary Kirsten (South Africa) – 188* vs U.A.E., 1996

  • Score: 188* (159)
  • Fours/Sixes: 13/4
  • Venue: Rawalpindi, Pakistan
  • Date: 16 February 1996
  • Stage: Group Stage

Scorecard:SA vs UAE, Wills World Cup 1995/96, 2nd Match at Rawalpindi, February 16, 1996

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4. Sourav Ganguly (India) – 183 vs Sri Lanka, 1999

  • Score: 183 (158)
  • Fours/Sixes: 7/7
  • Venue: Taunton, England
  • Date: 26 May 1999
  • Stage: Group Stage

Scorecard: IND vs SL, ICC World Cup 1999, 21st Match at Taunton, May 26, 1999

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5. Sir Vivian Richards (West Indies) – 181 vs Sri Lanka, 1987

  • Score: 181 (125)
  • Fours/Sixes: 16/7
  • Venue: Karachi, Pakistan
  • Date: 13 October 1987
  • Stage: Group Stage

Scorecard: WI vs SL, Reliance World Cup 1987/88, 7th Match at Karachi, October 13, 1987

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6. David Warner (Australia) – 178 vs Afghanistan, 2015

  • Score: 178 (133)
  • Fours/Sixes: 19/5
  • Venue: Perth, Australia
  • Date: 4 March, 2015
  • Stage: Group Stage

Scorecard: AUS vs AFG, ICC Cricket World Cup 2014/15, 26th Match, Pool A at Perth, March 04, 2015

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7. Kapil Dev (India) – 175 * vs Zimbabwe, 1983

  • Score: 175* (138)
  • Fours/Sixes:16/6
  • Venue: Tunbridge Wells, England
  • Date: 18 June 1983
  • Stage: Group Stage

Scorecard: IND vs ZIM, Prudential World Cup 1983, 20th Match at Tunbridge Wells, June 18, 1983

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8. Virender Sehwag (India) – 175 vs Bangladesh, 2011

  • Score: 175 (140)
  • Fours/Sixes:14/5
  • Venue: Mirpur, Bangladesh
  • Date: 19 February, 2011
  • Stage: Group Stage

Scorecard: IND vs BAN, ICC Cricket World Cup 2010/11, 1st Match, Group B at Dhaka, February 19, 2011

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9. Craig Wishart (Zimbabwe) – 172* vs Namibia, 2003

  • Score: 172* (151)
  • Fours/Sixes:18/3
  • Venue: Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Date: 10 February 2003
  • Stage: Group Stage

Scorecard: ZIM vs NAM, ICC World Cup 2002/03, 2nd Match at Harare, February 10, 2003

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10. Glenn Turner (New Zealand) – 171* vs East Africa, 1975

  • Score: 171* (201)
  • Fours/Sixes:16/2
  • Venue: Birmingham, England
  • Date: 7 June, 1975
  • Stage: Group Stage

Scorecard: NZ vs EAf, Prudential World Cup 1975, 2nd Match at Birmingham, June 07, 1975

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11. David Warner (Australia) – 166 vs Bangladesh, 2019

  • Score: 166 (147)
  • Fours/Sixes: 14/5
  • Venue: Nottingham, England
  • Date: 20 June 2019
  • Stage: Group Stage

Scorecard: AUS vs BAN, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, 26th match at Nottingham, June 20, 2019

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12. AB de Villiers (South Africa) – 162* vs West Indies, 2015

  • Score: 162* (66)
  • Fours/Sixes:17/8
  • Venue: Sydney, Australia
  • Date: 27 February 2015
  • Stage: Group Stage

Scorecard: SA vs WI, ICC Cricket World Cup 2014/15, 19th Match, Pool B at Sydney, February 27, 2015

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13. Tillakaratne Dilshan (Sri Lanka) – 161* vs Bangladesh, 2015

  • Score: 161* (146)
  • Fours/Sixes: 22/0
  • Venue: Melbourne, Australia
  • Date: 26 February 2015
  • Stage: Group Stage

Scorecard: SL vs BAN, ICC Cricket World Cup 2014/15, 18th Match, Pool A at Melbourne, February 26, 2015

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14. Andrew Hudson (South Africa) – 161 vs Netherlands, 1996

  • Score: 161 (132)
  • Fours/Sixes: 13/4
  • Venue: Rawalpindi, Pakistan
  • Date: 5 March 1996
  • Stage: Group Stage

Scorecard: SA vs NED, Wills World Cup 1995/96, 27th Match at Rawalpindi, March 05, 1996

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15. Imran Nazir (Pakistan) – 160 vs Zimbabwe, 2007

  • Score: 160 (121)
  • Fours/Sixes: 14/8
  • Venue: Kingston, Jamaica (West Indies)
  • Date: 21 March 2007
  • Stage: Group Stage

Scorecard: PAK vs ZIM, ICC World Cup 2006/07, 17th Match, Group D at Kingston, March 21, 2007

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16. Hashim Amla (South Africa) – 159 vs Ireland, 2015

  • Score: 159 (128)
  • Fours/Sixes: 16/4
  • Venue: Canberra, Australia
  • Date: 3 March 2015
  • Stage: Group Stage

Scorecard: SA vs IRE, ICC Cricket World Cup 2014/15, 24th Match, Pool B at Canberra, March 03, 2015

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17. Matthew Hayden (Australia) – 158 vs West Indies, 2007

  • Score: 158 (143)
  • Fours/Sixes: 14/4
  • Venue: North Sound, Antigua & Barbuda (West Indies)
  • Date: 27 March 2007
  • Stage: Super Eights

Scorecard: AUS vs WI, ICC World Cup 2006/07, 25th Match, Super Eights at North Sound, March 27 – 28, 2007

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18. Andrew Strauss (England) – 158 vs India, 2011

  • Score: 158 (143)
  • Fours/Sixes: 14/4
  • Venue: Bengaluru, India
  • Date: 27 February 2011
  • Stage: Group Stage

Scorecard: IND vs ENG, ICC Cricket World Cup 2010/11, 11th Match, Group B at Bengaluru, February 27, 2011

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19. Kyle Coetzer (Scotland) – 156 vs Bangladesh, 2015

  • Score: 156 (134)
  • Fours/Sixes: 17/4
  • Venue: Nelson, New Zealand
  • Date: 5 March 2015
  • Stage: Group Stage

Scorecard: SCOT vs BAN, ICC Cricket World Cup 2014/15, 27th Match, Pool A at Nelson, March 05, 2015

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20. Jason Roy (England) – 153 vs Bangladesh, 2019

  • Score: 153 (121)
  • Sixes/Fours: 14/5
  • Venue: Cardiff, Wales
  • Date: 8 June 2019
  • Stage: Group Stage

Scorecard: ENG vs BAN, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, 12th match at Cardiff, June 08, 2019

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21. Aaron Finch (Australia) – 153 vs Sri Lanka, 2019

  • Score: 153 (132)
  • Fours/Sixes: 15/5
  • Venue: The Oval, England
  • Date: 15 June 2019
  • Stage: Group Stage

Scorecard: AUS vs SL, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, 20th match at London, June 15, 2019

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22. Sachin Tendulkar (India) – 152 vs Namibia, 2003

  • Score: 152 (151)
  • Fours/Sixes: 18/0
  • Venue: Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
  • Date: 23 February 2003
  • Stage: Group Stage

Scorecard: IND vs NAM, ICC World Cup 2002/03, 25th Match at Pietermaritzburg, February 23, 2003

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23. Adam Gilchrist (Australia) – 149 vs Sri Lanka, 2007

  • Score: 149 (104)
  • Fours/Sixes:13/8
  • Venue: Bridgetown, Barbados (West Indies)
  • Date: 28 April 2007
  • Stage: Final

Scorecard: AUS vs SL, ICC World Cup 2006/07, Final at Bridgetown, April 28, 2007

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24. Eoin Morgan (England) – 148 vs Afghanistan (2019)

  • Score: 148 (71)
  • Fours/Sixes:4/17
  • Venue: Manchester, England
  • Date: 18 June 2019
  • Stage: Group Stage

Scorecard: ENG vs AFG, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, 24th match at Manchester

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25. Kane Williamson (New Zealand) – 148 vs South Africa (2019)

  • Score: 148 (154)
  • Fours/Sixes: 14/1
  • Venue: Manchester, England
  • Date: 22 June 2019
  • Stage: Group Stage

Scorecard: NZ vs WI, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, 29th match at Manchester, June 22, 2019

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Final Thoughts

World Cups are remembered by individual knocks.

I will never forget Guptill’s 237*. It just seemed too good to be true.

Can anyone in the 2023 World Cup beat this record? Let us know below!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Who have scored the highest individual scores in the ODI Cricket World Cup?

Martin Guptill (237*), Chris Gayle (215), and Gary Kirsten (188*) are the Top 3 for the highest individual scores in the ODI Cricket World since 1975.
Highest Individual Scores in ODI World Cup - The Best World Cup Innings: (From left to right) AB De Villiers acknowledging the crowd, Chris Gayle, Martin Guptill, Sourav Ganguly, Kapil Dev hitting a shot

Which Cricket World Cup had the individual highest scores?

The 2015 ODI Cricket World Cup featured 7 of the Top 25 all-time highest individual scores in the ODI World Cup. This included Martin Guptill (237), Chris Gayle (215), David Warner (178), AB De Villiers (162*), Tillakaratne Dilshan (161*), Hashim Amla (159), and Kyle Coetzer (156).

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Top 10 Most Centuries in ODI Cricket World Cup: Can You Guess Who has Scored the Most CWC Hundreds?

Who has scored the most centuries ODI Cricket World Cup?

Here is a quick answer: Rohit Sharma & Sachin Tendulkar have scored the joint highest number of hundreds in ODI Cricket World Cups at 6 centuries each.

Rohit Sharma has a chance to go ahead of the pack by scoring more hundreds in the upcoming 2023 ODI Cricket World Cup.

Key Takeaways

  • 10 cricketers have scored 4 or more centuries in the ODI Cricket World Cup. Rohit Sharma & Sachin Tendulkar lead the pack with 6 each, with Kumar Sangakkara, Ricky Ponting, and David Warner close behind with 5 each.
  • Sri Lanka, India, and Australia have 3 representatives each from this list while South Africa has only one in AB de Villiers
  • Rohit Sharma and David Warner are the only current players in the list. Joe Root is currently sitting at 3 World Cup tons.
PlayerTeamHundreds
Rohit SharmaIndia6
Sachin TendulkarIndia6
Kumar SangakkaraSri Lanka5
Ricky PontingAustralia5
David WarnerAustralia5
Sourav GangulyIndia4
AB de VilliersSouth Africa4
Mark WaughAustralia4
Tillakaratne DilshanSri Lanka4
Mahela JayawardeneSri Lanka4

1. Rohit Sharma (India) – 6

  • Matches/Innings: 17/17
  • WCs Played: 2015, 2019
  • Runs: 978
  • 100s/50s: 6/3
  • Average/Strike Rate: 65.20/95.97

Rohit Sharma List of World Cup Hundreds

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2. Sachin Tendulkar (India) – 6

  • Matches/Innings: 45/44
  • WCs Played: 1992, 1996, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011
  • Runs: 2278
  • 100s/50s: 6/15
  • Average/Strike Rate: 56.95/88.98

Sachin Tendulkar List of World Cup Hundreds

Also Read: Sachin Tendulkar Centuries (The Definitive Guide): Everything You Need To Know About Sachin Tendulkar’s Hundred 100s

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3. Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) – 5

  • Matches/Innings: 37/35
  • WCs Played: 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015
  • Runs: 1532
  • 100s/50s: 5/7
  • Average/Strike Rate: 56.74/86.55

Kumar Sangakkara List of World Cup Hundreds

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4. Ricky Ponting (Australia) – 5

  • Matches/Innings: 46/42
  • WCs Played: 1996, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011
  • Runs: 1743
  • 100s/50s: 5/6
  • Average/Strike Rate: 45.86/79.95

Ricky Ponting List of World Cup Hundreds

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5. David Warner (Australia) – 4

  • Matches/Innings: 18/18
  • WCs Played: 2015, 2019
  • Runs: 992
  • 100s/50s: 4/3
  • Average/Strike Rate: 62.00/98.12

David Warner List of World Cup Hundreds

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6. Sourav Ganguly (India) – 4

  • Matches/Innings: 21/21
  • WCs Played: 1999, 2003, 2007
  • Runs: 1006
  • 100s/50s: 4/3
  • Average/Strike Rate: 55.88/77.50

Sourav Ganguly List of World Cup Hundreds

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7. AB de Villiers (South Africa) – 4

  • Matches/Innings: 23/22
  • WCs Played: 2007, 2011, 2015
  • Runs: 1207
  • 100s/50s: 4/6
  • Average/Strike Rate: 63.52/117.29

AB De Villiers List of World Cup Hundreds

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8. Mark Waugh (Australia) – 4

  • Matches/Innings: 23/22
  • WCs Played: 1992, 1996, 1999
  • Runs: 1004
  • 100s/50s: 4/4
  • Average/Strike Rate: 52.84/83.73

Mark Waugh List of World Cup Hundreds

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9. Tillakaratne Dilshan (Sri Lanka) – 4

  • Matches/Innings: 27/25
  • WCs Played: 2007, 2011, 2015
  • Runs: 1112
  • 100s/50s: 4/4
  • Average/Strike Rate: 52.95/92.97

Tillakaratne Dilshan List of World Cup Hundreds

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10. Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka) – 4

  • Matches/Innings: 40/34
  • WCs Played: 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015
  • Runs: 1100
  • 100s/50s: 4/5
  • Average/Strike Rate: 345.48/85.93

Mahela Jayawardene List of World Cup Hundreds

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Cricketers with 3 Centuries in the ODI World Cup: Joe Root, Aaron Finch, Matthew Hayden, Vivian Richards, Saeed Anwar, Sanath Jayasuriya

Final Thoughts

All of these players have etched their legacy in stone with hundreds in the ODI World Cup.

Can Rohit Sharma and David Warner add to the list? What about Virat Kohli, Joe Root, and Kane Williamson?

Will we see a new generation of cricketers like Babar Azam & Shubman Gill take over in the 2023 Cricket World Cup?

Only time will tell. Until then, let’s enjoy what we have.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Who has scored the most centuries in ODI Cricket World Cup?

Rohit Sharma & Sachin Tendulkar have scored 5 hundreds in the ODI Cricket World Cup.Most Centuries in ODI Cricket World Cup. Pictures of cricketers celebrating their hundreds (from left to right): Ricky Ponting, Rohit Sharma, Sachin Tendulkar, Kumar Sangakkara, and David Warner

Which active cricketers have the most World Cup hundreds?

Rohit Sharma (6), David Warner (5), and Joe Root (3) are the active cricketers with most ODI World Cup centuries to their names.

How many World Cup centuries did Sachin Tendulkar hit?

Sachin Tendulkar hit 6 hundreds in the ODI Cricket World Cup – two in 1996, 1 in 1999, 1 in 2003, and two again in 2011.

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Bangladesh Cricket Schedule 2023 Cricket World Cup (The Complete Guide): ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Bangladesh’s Fixtures

Bangladesh Cricket Schedule 2023 Cricket World Cup—The Complete Guide.

2019 was probably Bangladesh’s best ODI World Cup with Shakib Al Hasan’s all-round performance. However, they fizzled out at the end. Does their schedule allow them to play high intensity cricket all the way through?

Let’s find out together.

Key Takeaways from Bangladesh’s World Cup Schedule

  • Bangladesh begin their opening match against Afghanistan on October 7, 2023 and play their last group stage match against Australia on November 11, 2023.
  • Bangladesh play three 3-day games, more than any team in the tournament.
  • The Tigers will play two games at Dharamsala, Kolkata, and Pune. They also have one game scheduled in Mumbai (Wankhede), Chennai, and Delhi.

Cricket World Cup 2023 – Bangladesh Fixtures

FixtureOppositionDate (Local Time)Venue
Bang vs Afg AfghanistanOctober 7, 2023 (10:30 AM)Dharamsala
Bang vs Eng EnglandOctober 10, 2023 (10:30 AM)Dharamsala
Bang vs NZ New ZealandOctober 13, 2023 (2 PM)Chennai
Bang vs Ind IndiaOctober 19, 2023 (2 PM)Pune
Bang vs SA South AfricaOctober 24, 2023 (2 PM)Mumbai
Bang vs Ned NetherlandsOctober 28, 2023 (2 PM)Kolkata
Bang vs Pak PakistanOctober 31, 2023 (2 PM)Kolkata
Bang vs SL Sri LankaNovember 6, 2023 (2 PM)Delhi
Bang vs Aus AustraliaNovember 11, 2023 (10:30 AM)Pune

Also Read: Bangladesh Asia Cup 2023 Squad Breakdown: Which of the 19-men will make the Bangladesh 2023 World Cup Squad?, Gentleman’s Game No More: Shakib Al Hasan & Ollie Robinson Highlight Larger Disciplinary Issue, Why Shakib And Co are the True Fab 5 of this Era

Bangladesh Cricket Schedule 2023 Cricket World Cup: List of Bangladesh’ World Cup Fixtures

1. Bangladesh vs Afghanistan – Oct 7, 2023

Bang vs Afg 2023 ODI World Cup Details

  • Venue: Dharamsala
  • Stadium: Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium
  • Time: 2:00 PM Local (8:30 AM GMT)

Bang vs Afg 2023 Preview

In Dharamsala, Bangladesh’s new energized pace attack will have an upper hand.

Check Out: Afghanistan Cricket Schedule 2023 Cricket World Cup (The Complete Guide): ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Afghanistan’s Fixtures

2. Bangladesh vs England – Oct 10, 2023

Bang vs Eng 2023 ODI World Cup Details

  • Venue: Dharamsala
  • Stadium: Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium
  • Time: 2:00 PM Local (8:30 AM GMT)

Bang vs Eng 2023 Preview

England 2023 and England 2015 are miles apart. That’s all you need to know between an Eng-Bangladesh WC match.

Check Out:

3. Bangladesh vs New Zealand – Oct 13, 2023

Bang vs NZ 2023 ODI World Cup Details

  • Venue: Chennai
  • Stadium: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk
  • Time: 2:00 PM Local (8:30 AM GMT)

Bang vs NZ 2023 Preview

Bangladesh’s spin might suffocate New Zealand in a low scoring thriller. Look out for Shakib, Mehidy Hasan, and Mahedi Hasan bowling in tandem.

Check Out: New Zealand Cricket Schedule 2023 Cricket World Cup (The Complete Guide): ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 New Zealand’s Fixtures

4. Bangladesh vs India – Oct 19, 2023

Bang vs Ind 2023 ODI World Cup Details

  • Venue: Pune
  • Stadium: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium
  • Time: 2:00 PM Local (8:30 AM GMT)

Bang vs Ind 2023 Preview

India has the edge on paper, but Bangladesh’s spin and middle order experience of Mushfiqur & Shakib might make this a close battle.

Check Out: India Cricket Schedule 2023 Cricket World Cup (The Complete Guide): ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 India’s Fixtures

5. Bangladesh vs South Africa – Oct 24, 2023

Bang vs SA 2023 ODI World Cup Details

  • Venue: Mumbai
  • Stadium: Wankhede Stadium
  • Time: 2:00 PM Local (8:30 AM GMT)

Bang vs SA 2023 Preview

South Africa’s batting is too explosive to struggle on a Wankhede pitch.

Check Out: South Africa Cricket Schedule 2023 Cricket World Cup (The Complete Guide): ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 South Africa’s Fixtures

6. Bangladesh vs Netherlands – Oct 28, 2023

Bang vs Ned 2023 ODI World Cup Details

  • Venue: Kolkata
  • Stadium: Eden Gardens
  • Time: 2:00 PM Local (8:30 AM GMT)

Bang vs Ned 2023 Preview

Shakib & Liton Das have played IPL for KKR. At Kolkata, expect home support for the Tigers.

Check Out: Netherlands Cricket Schedule 2023 Cricket World Cup (The Complete Guide): ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Netherlands’ Fixtures

7. Bangladesh vs Pakistan – Oct 31, 2023

Bang vs Pak 2023 ODI World Cup Details

  • Venue: Kolkata
  • Stadium: Eden Gardens
  • Time: 2:00 PM Local (8:30 AM GMT)

Bang vs Pak 2023 Preview

With back-to-back matches at the Eden Gardens, Bangladesh holds a slight edge.

Check Out: Pakistan fixtures

8. Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka – Nov 6, 2023

Bang vs SL 2023 ODI World Cup Details

  • Venue: Delhi
  • Stadium: Arun Jaitley Stadium
  • Time: 2:00 PM Local (8:30 AM GMT)

Bang vs SL 2023 Preview

Both teams have spin experts, and Delhi may be the perfect conditions for both sides. Could be one of the closest matches of the tournament.

Check Out: Sri Lanka Cricket Schedule 2023 Cricket World Cup (The Complete Guide): ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Sri Lanka’s Fixtures

9. Bangladesh vs Australia – Nov 11, 2023

Bang vs Aus 2023 ODI World Cup Details

  • Venue: Pune
  • Stadium: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium
  • Time: 2:00 PM Local (8:30 AM GMT)

Bang vs Aus 2023 Preview

Depending on how the tournament turns out, this match could either be a closely fought intense match or a one-sided no consequence match.

Check Out: Australia Cricket Schedule 2023 Cricket World Cup (The Complete Guide): ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Australia’s Fixtures

Final Thoughts

Bangladesh have had a steady few years in ODI cricket. They have been rising since 2015 and ended in the Top 2 of the ODI Super League. However, their fortunes have dipped this year with the batting not pulling their

Also Read: ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Schedule (Complete Guide): What is the Schedule of Each Team for the 2023 ODI World Cup?

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) – Bangladesh Cricket Schedule 2023 Cricket World Cup

When is Bangladesh’s first match in the 2023 cricket World Cup?

Bangladesh’s first match is on October 7th, 2023 against Afghanistan.

Can Bangladesh defeat India in the 2023 Cricket World Cup?

Bangladesh surely have the potential to defeat India. It will be tough, but with spin conditions in Pune, Bangladesh may have a chance in a low scoring thriller.

When will Bangladesh play Sri Lanka in the 2023 Cricket World Cup?

Bangladesh will play archrivals, Sri Lanka, on November 6, 2023.Bangladesh Cricket Schedule 2023 Cricket World Cup

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Pakistan World Cup 2023 Squad Breakdown: Which of these 15-men will make the Pakistan 2023 Cricket World Cup XI?

Let’s breakdown Pakistan World Cup 2023 squad, which is basically Pakistan’s 18-member preliminary World Cup 2023 squad.

Here is a quick preview: Pakistan is banking on youth to help them go all the way in this upcoming World Cup.

Let’s dive right in.

Key Takeaways from Pakistan’s World Cup 2023 ODI Squad Announcement

  • The average age of Pakistan World Cup 2023 squad is 26.9. Pakistan is going with a young squad, especially in the pace department. They have youngsters like Naseem Shah (20), Mohammad Wasim (21), Mohammad Haris (22), and Shaheen Shah Afridi (23). Fakhar Zaman is the oldest member of squad at just 33.
  • The 18-member Pakistan’s preliminary World Cup squad has average ODI match experience of only 41 ODIs (607 ODIs among 15 players). Babar Azam (108), Fakhar Zaman (78) & Imam-ul-Haq (66) are their most experienced players.
  • Pakistan’s squad composition is as follows: 6 proper batters (1 part time), 4 all-rounders, and 5 proper bowling options. In total, Pakistan has 10 bowling options (2 off spin, 1 left arm pace, 2 left arm spin, 2 leg spin, and 3 right arm pace) in their squad if absolutely needed.
  • Pakistan has 4 left-handed batting options (Imam, Fakhar, Saud Shakeel, Nawaz) and one wicketkeeping option.

Pakistan Cricket World Cup Team at a Glance

PlayerRoleAge
Imam-ul-HaqBatter27
Fakhar ZamanBatter33
Babar Azam (C)Batter28
Iftikhar AhmedAll-Rounder/Off Spin33
Abdullah ShafiqueBatter23
Agha SalmanAll-Rounder/Off Spin29
Mohammad RizwanBatter/Wicketkeeper31
Saud ShakeelBatter, part time left arm spin27
Shadab KhanAll-Rounder/Leg Spin24
Mohammad NawazAll-Rounder/Left Arm Spin29
Faheem Ashraf**All-Rounder/Medium Pace29
Haris RaufFast Bowler29
Shaheen Shah AfridiFast Bowler23
Naseem Shah*Fast Bowler20
Hasan AliFast Bowler 29
Mohammad WasimFast Bowler22
Usama MirRight Arm Leg Spin27
Mohammad Haris***Right Hand Bat/Wicketkeeper22
Tayyab Tahir**Right Hand Bat30

*ruled out of the World Cup

**did not make it to the final World Cup squad

***reserve

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Pakistan Cricket World Cup 2023 Potential XI

  1. Imam-ul-Ha
  2. Fakhar Zaman
  3. Babar Azam
  4. Mohammad Rizwan (WK)
  5. Iftikhar Ahmed
  6. Agha Salman
  7. Shadab Khan
  8. Mohammad Nawaz
  9. Hasan Ali
  10. Shaheen Shah Afridi
  11. Haris Rauf

Injury News

  • Naseem Shah has been ruled out of the World Cup due to injury in the Asia Cup.
  • 20-year old pacer, Ihsanullah has been in Pakistan’s plans but has been out with an elbow injury recently.

7 Pakistan Players Who Were Unlucky to Miss Out

  • Naseem Shah, Shan Masood, Imad Wasim, Haider Ali, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Hasnain

2 Surprise Picks for Pakistan’s World Cup Squad

  • Usama Mir, Hasan Ali

Pakistan World Cup 2023 Squad – Complete List of Players

1. Imam-ul-Haq

Role: Left-Hand Bat (Opener)

  • Matches/Innings: 66/65
  • Runs: 2719, Best: 151
  • Average/SR: 51.30/82.99
  • 100/50: 9/16

Recent ODI Form: 11, 6, 60, 24, 90

Last ODI: May 3, 2023

Age: 27

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2. Fakhar Zaman

Role: Left-Hand Bat (Opener, #3)

  • Matches/Innings: 78/77
  • Runs: 3148, Best: 210*
  • Average/SR: 48.43/93.27
  • 100/50: 10/15

Recent ODI Form: 101, 117, 180*, 19, 14, 33

Last ODI: May 7, 2023

Age: 33

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3. Babar Azam (C)

Role: Right-Hand Bat

  • Matches/Innings: 108/105
  • Runs: 5089, Best: 158
  • Average/SR: 59.17/89.24
  • 100/50: 18/26

Recent ODI Form: 49, 65, 54, 107, 1

Last ODI: March 7, 2023

Age: 28

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4. Iftikhar Ahmed

Role: Right-Hand Bat/ Right Arm Off spin

  • Matches/Innings: 19/16
  • Runs: 246, Best: 94*
  • Average/SR: 41.00/101.65
  • 100/50: 0/1
  • Wickets: 8, Best: 5/40
  • Economy: 5.38

Recent ODI Form: 2, 8*, DNB, 28, 94* & 1/36, 0/38, 1/38, 0/21

Last ODI: May 7, 2023

Age: 33

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5. Abdullah Shafique

Role: Right-Hand Bat

  • Matches/Innings: 4/4
  • Runs: 28
  • Average/SR: 9.33/66.66
  • 100/50:0/0

Recent ODI Form: 2, 7, 19

Last ODI: May 3, 2023

Age: 23

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6. Agha Salman

Role: Right-Hand Bat/Right Arm Off spin

  • Matches/Innings: 11/10
  • Runs: 337, Best: 58
  • Average/SR: 48.14/108.7
  • 100/50: 0/3
  • Wickets: 3, Best: 2/42
  • Economy: 5.57

Recent ODI Form: 7, DNB, 31, 58, 57 & 0/15, 0/34, 1/42, 0/49, 0/60

Last ODI: May 7, 2023

Age: 29

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7. Mohammad Rizwan (WK)

Role: Right-Hand Bat/Wicketkeeper

  • Matches/Innings: 65/59
  • Runs: 1408, Best: 115
  • Average/SR: 34.34/88.22
  • 100/50: 2/9
  • Catches/Stumpings: 52/2

Recent ODI Form: 77, 42*, 54*, 32, 24, 9

Last ODI: May 7, 2023

Age: 31

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8. Saud Shakeel

Role: Left-hand Bat/Left Arm Spin

  • Matches/Innings: 6/5
  • Runs: 67, Best: 56
  • Average/SR: 22.33/66.33
  • 100/50: 0/1

Recent ODI Form: 5, 56, 3*, 3, DNB

Last ODI: March 21, 2022

Age: 27

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9. Shadab Khan (VC)

Role: Right Arm Leg spin/Right-Hand Bat

  • Matches/Innings: 64/39
  • Wickets: 73, Best: 4/28
  • 4-fer/5-fer: 4/0
  • Economy: 5.13
  • Runs: 631, Best: 86
  • 100/50: 0/4

Recent ODI Form: 86, 48*, DNB, DNB, 21*, 14 & 4/62, 0/47, 1/41, 1/56, 0/45, 2/67

Last ODI: May 7, 2023

Age: 24

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10. Mohammad Nawaz

Role: Left Arm Spin/Left-Hand Bat

  • Matches/Innings: 32/24
  • Wickets: 37, Best: 4/19
  • 4-fer/5-fer: 3/0
  • Economy: 4.94
  • Runs: 283, Best: 53

Recent ODI Form: 4/38 1/53, 0/55, 0/40. 0/26 & 3,8,8*, DNB, 11*

Last ODI: May 3, 2023

Age: 29

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11. Hasan Ali

Role: Right Arm Fast

  • Matches/Innings: 60/58
  • Wickets: 91, Best: 5/34
  • 4-fer/5-fer: 1/4
  • Economy: 5.75

Last ODI: June 12, 2022

Age: 29

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12. Haris Rauf

Role: Right Arm Fast

  • Matches/Innings: 28/28
  • Wickets: 39, Best: 4/65
  • 4-fer/5-fer: 3/0
  • Economy: 5.85

Recent ODI Form: 0/41, 2/65, 4/78, 2/37, 1/45

Last ODI: May 7, 2023

Age: 29

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13. Mohammad Wasim

Role: Right Arm Fast

  • Matches/Innings: 14/7
  • Wickets: 24, Best: 4/36
  • 4-fer/5-fer: 1/0
  • Economy: 5.32

Recent ODI Form: 0/46, 2/35, 2/50, 3/40, 1/24

Last ODI: May 7, 2023

Age: 22

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14. Shaheen Shah Afridi

Role: Left Arm Fast

  • Matches/Innings: 44/43
  • Wickets: 70, Best: 6/35
  • 4-fer/5-fer: 5/2
  • Economy: 5.52

Recent ODI Form: 1/17, 2/63, 2/53, 1/34, 3/46

Last ODI: May 7, 2023

Age: 23

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15. Usama Mir

Role: Right Hand Leg spin

  • Matches/Innings: 8/8
  • Wickets: 10, Best: 4/43
  • 4-fer/5-fer: 1/0
  • Economy: 5.29

Recent ODI Form: 2/42, 1/42, 1/61, 0/66, 4/43, 2/53

Last ODI: May 7, 2023

Age: 27

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16. Naseem Shah*

*ruled out of the final World Cup squad due to injury

Role: Right Arm Fast

  • Matches/Innings: 8/8
  • Wickets: 23, Best: 5/33
  • 4-fer/5-fer: 0/2
  • Economy: 4.73

Recent ODI Form: 5/57, 3/58, 2/29, 1/49, 2/42

Last ODI: May 3, 2023

Age: 20

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17. Faheem Ashraf**

**not picked in the final World Cup squad

Role: Left-Hand Bat/Right Arm Medium

  • Matches/Innings: 31/30
  • Wickets: 23, Best: 5/22
  • 4-fer/5-fer: 0/1
  • Economy: 5.11
  • Runs: 218, Best: 28

Recent ODI Form: 11, 1, 5, 1, 10 & 1/62, 0/30, 0/33, 0/45, 0/34

Last ODI: July 13, 2021

Age: 29

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18. Tayyab Tahir**

**not picked in the final World Cup squad

Role: Right Hand Bat

*Has debuted in T20Is, but not ODIs yet.

List A Record:

  • Matches/Innings: 53/53
  • Runs: 53/53, Best: 169
  • 100s/50s:4/16
  • Average/SR: 44.23/90.83

Age:

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19. Mohammad Haris***

***reserve

Role: Right Hand Bat/Wicketkeeper

  • Matches/Innings: 5/4
  • Runs: 27, Best: 17*
  • 100/50: 0/0
  • Average/SR: 9.00/103.84
  • Catches/Stumpings: 4/2

Recent ODI Form: DNB, 6, 0, 4, 17*

Last ODI: May 5, 2023

Age: 22

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Final Thoughts

Pakistan’s fast bowling unit has always been good, but this time they also have a stable top order, an in-form keeper, variety of spin options, and a Babar Azam.

Oh yes, and in Shadab Khan, they have one of the best fielders going around.

Take Pakistan lightly at your own peril.

What do you all think? How far can Pakistan go in the upcoming Asia Cup and the 2023 ODI World Cup?

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average age of Pakistan’s 2023 Cricket World Cup squad?

The average age of Pakistan Asia Cup 2023 squad is 26.9. Pakistan is going with a young squad. They have youngsters like Naseem Shah (20), Mohammad Wasim (21), Mohammad Haris (22), and Shaheen Shah Afridi (23). Fakhar Zaman is the oldest member of squad at just 33.

Who is selected for Pakistan’s 2023 Cricket World Cup squad?

Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (C), Iftikhar Ahmed, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim, Mohammad Haris, Tayyab Tahir, Saud Shakeel, Agha Salman, Abdullah Shafique, and Agha Salman are selected for Pakistan’s 2023 Cricket World Cup squad.

Who is selected for Pakistan Asia Cup 2023 squad?

Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (C), Iftikhar Ahmed, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim, Mohammad Haris, Tayyab Tahir, Saud Shakeel, Agha Salman, Abdullah Shafique, and Agha Salman are selected.

Can Pakistan win the 2023 ODI World Cup?

Yes, Pakistan have it in them to win the 2023 ODI World Cup. They have a strong core that has been playing since the 2017 Champions Trophy as well as some new faces. Their pace bowling is as good as it gets, and this time they have the batting to back it up.

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