The 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup is less than 10 days away. Who are the players included in the squads playing in the tournament? In this article, we will find out about the complete squads that will join the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023..
According to the rules set by the International Cricket Council (ICC), all teams must announce their squads before September 28, with any replacements after this date requiring approval from the ICC.
Until Tuesday, only eight countries had announced their squads. However, since the squads of Sri Lanka and Bangladesh were also announced on Tuesday, all the teams playing in the tournament have announced their squads now.
How Teams Qualified To The World Cup
As India is the host country of the tournament, they qualified directly for the World Cup.
New Zealand, England, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Australia, Afghanistan and South Africa qualified to the Cricket World Cup via a top eight position in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League.
Sri Lanka and the Netherlands, who finished 10th and 13th in the Super League, qualified for the World Cup by finishing as champions and runners-up in the qualifying tournament.
The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 is the 13th edition of the tournament, and 10 teams will be part of this year’s World Cup.
Each team plays the other nine in a round robin format, with the top four teams going on to the semi-finals.
The Cricket World Cup is scheduled to be held across 10 venues in India from October 5 to November 19.
The first match of the tournament is scheduled to be played between England and New Zealand at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on October 5.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 : Complete squads :
Sri Lanka : Dasun Shanaka (C), Kusal Mendis (VC), Kusal Perera, Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dushan Hemantha, Maheesh Theekshana, Dunith Wellalage, Kasun Rajitha, Matheesha Pathirana, Lahiru Kumara, Dilshan Madushanka
India : Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya (vc), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin*, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav.
Pakistan : Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Rizwan, Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Salman Ali Agha, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Wasim.
Afghanistan : Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhil, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Abdul Rahman, Naveen ul Haq.
Bangladesh : Shakib Al Hasan (C), Litton Kumer Das, Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Najmul Hossain Shanto (Vice Captain), Tawhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nasum Ahmed, Shak Mahedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud, Shoriful Islam, Tanzim Hasan Sakib
England : Jos Buttler (c), Moeen Ali, Gus Atkinson, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, David Willey, Mark Wood, Chris Woakes.
Australia : Pat Cummins (c), Steve Smith, Alex Carey, Josh Inglis, Sean Abbott, Marnus Labuschagne*, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Mitch Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc.
New Zealand : Kane Williamson (c), Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitch Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Will Young.
South Africa : Temba Bavuma (c), Gerald Coetzee, Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Sisanda Magala, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen.
Netherlands : Scott Edwards (c), Max O’Dowd, Bas de Leede, Vikram Singh, Teja Nidamanuru, Paul van Meekeren, Colin Ackermann, Roelof van der Merwe, Logan van Beek, Aryan Dutt, Ryan Klein, Wesley Barresi, Saqib Zulfiqar, Shariz Ahmad, Sybrand Engelbrecht.
Meanwhile, the players of the Sri Lanka squad left for India last night.
The Lankan Lions will begin their World Cup campaign against South Africa on October 7 in Delhi.
Before the tournament, The 1996 World Cup Champions is scheduled to play warm-up matches against Bangladesh and Afghanistan on September 29 and October 3 respectively.
Why is Hasaranga not included in the squad?
Sri Lanka have to play this tournament without their main all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga and fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera due to injuries.
Speaking to the media before leaving Sri Lanka, captain Dasun Shanaka said that Wanindu was not included in the squad as he was unable to play the first five matches of the tournament due to injury.
*Axar Patel and Ashton Agar have been ruled out of the World Cup due to injuries. Ravichandran Ashwin and Marnus Labuschagne replaced them in the squads respectively on September 28.