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5 Popular Cricketers Who are Dealing with Injuries before ODI World Cup 2023

Injured players who could miss ODI World Cup 2023

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ICC ODI World Cup 2023 is scheduled to start from 5th October 2023 in India with a clash between England and New Zealand at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The tournament will last for 48 days and a total of 48 matches are going to be played in it including the semi-finals and finals. In the group stage each team will play nine matches and the top four will qualify for the semi-finals which are scheduled to be played at Wankhede and Eden Gardens. The final of the tournament will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadiumi in India in 19th November 2023. However, before the ODI World Cup 2023, a few important players are struggling with injuries and could miss the marquee event. If these players miss the Cricket World Cup then definitely a huge section of cricketing fraternity would be disappointed. Here are the five cricketers who may miss the ODI World Cup 2023.

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1. Kane Williamson

Kane Williamson is named in the squad of New Zealand for ODI World Cup 2023 and is also declared as the captain for the upcoming tournament. However, Williamson has already said that he is still not 100% fit and it would be a huge task for him to attain the match fitness before World Cup 2023. If Willy misses out the ODI World Cup then New Zealand are going to be in huge trouble.

2. Shreyas Iyer

The Indian batting stalwart is dealing with a back injury and recently returned to action after a successful back surgery. However, Iyer has again picked up a back problem and that made him miss the last couple of matches in Asia Cup 2023. There is a huge controversy surrounding his match fitness and the way things are moving it seems that Iyer is not going to play the ODI World Cup 2023.

3. Naseem Shah

Naseem Shah is ruled out of Asia Cup 2023 due to a shoulder injury that came back to haunt him in the India vs Pakistan clash in the tournament. The young Pakistani pacer picked up an injury in the recently concluded Sri Lanka Premier League and is still struggling to get over it. He needs proper rest to recover and play for Pakistan in the future. This means that he could miss the ODI World Cup 2023.

Also read: 5 Most Awaited Matches of ICC ODI World Cup 2023

4. Glenn Maxwell

It is already confirmed that Glenn Maxwell will miss a few matches in ODI World Cup 2023 due to injury. However, he hopes to play in the later part of the tournament. The entertaining hitter is dealing a big injury and could be dropped from the Australian ODI World Cup squad due to that. Also, Marnus Labuschagne has shown great form in a recent few matches and that could compel Australia to drop Maxwell.

5. Haris Rauf

Haris Rauf is the backbone of Pakistani pace bowling and according to recent reports he could miss the ODI World Cup 2023 due to a side injury. He was ruled out of the match against India in Asia Cup 2023 due to the same injury and is expected to be ruled out of Asia Cup 2023 as well. It will be a huge blow for Pakistan if Haris Rauf is ruled out of the World Cup 2023.

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