In anticipation of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, Star Sports experts have curated a list of eleven players who are poised to make a significant impact during the tournament.
The 13th edition of the ODI World Cup will begin with defending champions England taking on New Zealand at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on October 5. The ten-nation competition will take place in a round-robin format, with all teams playing against each other once during the group-stage matches.
Star Sports India unveils the list of 11 players to watch out for in ODI World Cup 2023
Star Sports, the official broadcaster of CWC 2023 in India, has unveiled the list of 11 players to watch out for in the marquee event.
The selected players have showcased exceptional skills and consistency in recent times, making them the ones to watch out for on the world stage.
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Here’s the complete list:
- Shubman Gill: The young Indian sensation is known for his elegant strokeplay and has already made a mark in international cricket.
- Rohit Sharma: The Indian captain is one of the most prolific run-scorers in limited-overs cricket, with a plethora of records to his name.
- Virat Kohli: The former India skipper needs no introduction, as he continues to be a batting maestro and a leader who leads by example.
- Babar Azam: Pakistan’s captain and batting talisman, Babar Azam, is renowned for his consistent performances and stylish strokeplay.
- Heinrich Klaasen: The South African wicketkeeper-batsman has the ability to anchor the innings and accelerate when needed.
- Jos Buttler: The English wicketkeeper and captain is a game-changer with his explosive batting and exceptional glove work behind the stumps.
- Hardik Pandya: India’s dynamic all-rounder is a force to be reckoned with, contributing with both bat and ball in crucial moments.
- Rashid Khan: The Afghan leg-spinner is a master of deception and can single-handedly turn the game in his team’s favour.
- Kuldeep Yadav: India’s spin wizard, Kuldeep Yadav, has the knack of picking up vital wickets and providing breakthroughs.
- Jasprit Bumrah: The Indian fast bowler is known for his lethal yorkers and impeccable control in death overs.
- Shaheen Afridi: Pakistan’s tall left-arm pacer has the ability to generate pace and bounce, making him a formidable threat to opposition batsmen.
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As the cricketing world eagerly awaits the World Cup, these eleven players are expected to shine and leave an indelible mark on the tournament with the grand finale scheduled for November 19 at the the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.