In the Cricket World Cup 2023 most of the teams have already finalised their squads for the big upcoming event. However, considering the Indian conditions teams might want to do some mixup with their lineups. The experienced players who have been out of the team might get a chance to feature in the tournament. Here are 3 Out-of-favour Stars who can make a Surprising Return.
The ODI world cup is regarded as the prime cricket trophy which the best teams in the world win after every 4 years.
Considering the current form the defending champions England along with their arch-rivals Australia are looking for the strongest contenders to lift the trophy. However, the hosts India will also have a fair amount of chances to lift the trophy but their playing style while being under pressure is still questionable.
In addition, the spin-friendly pitches of India are also going to prove to be a decisive factor in selecting the right squad. The experienced players who have already played in India are also going to be in consideration for the selectors.
3 Out-of-favour Stars who can make a Surprising Return to Cricket World Cup in 2023
The players who have been out of the spotlight for a few years might also have their chance to feature in the team considering their past performances.
1. Martin Guptill
The Kiwi-destructive opening batsman who has loads of experience playing in Asia might get a chance to play on the biggest stage for his national team once again. He played his last international game in 2022 which was against Australia.
After the injury of Kane Williamson, it will be important for New Zealand to find an experienced head in the team which they might see in Guptill.
The 36-year-old is only 2 matches shy of playing his 200th ODI for New Zealand.
2. Ravichandran Ashwin
The veteran Indian off-spinner has been out of the mix for a long time now. The World Cup scheduled in India would be a great opportunity for the world’s number 1 test bowler to showcase his skill. Indian selectors will be pondering the thought of using Ashwin’s experience in the dusty pitches of Chennai and Lucknow.
3. Joe Root
One of the best batsmen in the world Joe Root has been sidelined from the white ball team of England since July 2022. He played his last One day game against South Africa.
The batter his having a splendid average of 50.0 with 158 ODI caps on his name.
Joe Root will be playing a very key role in this English side as he is the only batter who can anchor the innings and all the other batters can play around him