The ODI World Cup is scheduled to be played in India this year. Almost most of the teams have been announced for this tournament. Many star players are battling injuries ahead of this tournament, which runs from October 5th to November 19th. Because of this, his team management is facing major problems. Let’s take a look at the players who are either recovering or sidelined with injury ahead of the World Cup.
These players are injured before the World Cup
- Australian batsman Steve Smith suffered a wrist injury and missed the South African ODI series. He is expected to be fit for India’s ODI games before the World Cup.
- Shreyas Iyer was unable to play a few games in the Asia Cup due to back spasms.
- Due to a back injury, Jason Roy was unable to play in three games against New Zealand. There is also a risk that he will be excluded from the World Cup team.
- Australian captain Pat Cummins has suffered a broken hand. But hopefully he will be fit again by the World Cup.
- South African fast bowler Enrique Norkhia has also sustained a back injury. He did not play the third ODI against Australia.
- Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell suffered an ankle injury just before the start of the South Africa series. He is fighting to get fit for the World Cup.
- Kane Williamson is still recovering from the ACL injury he sustained during IPL 2023. He is part of New Zealand’s World Cup squad and is expected to be fit for the tournament.
- Mitchell Starc also missed the South Africa tour due to a groin injury.
- New Zealand’s Michael Bracewell has suffered a right heel injury and is ruled out for the 2023 World Cup.
- Rishabh Pant met with an accident in December 2022. He suffered many injuries and is still recovering. He will also miss the World Cup.
- Wanindu Hasaranga suffered a hamstring strain during the Lanka Premier League (LPL) and missed the Asia Cup. He should also be fit by the World Cup.
- Dushmantha Chameera suffered a shoulder injury and missed the Asia Cup. It remains to be seen whether he will be fit for the mega event in India or not.
- Tamim Iqbal’s recurring back injury forced him to resign as captain of Bangladesh and also miss the Asia Cup. He is also working hard to be fit for the World Cup.