Here are five big names missing out on the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup:
Rishabh Pant (India)
Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka)
Dushmantha Chameera (Sri Lanka)
Naseem Shah (Pakistan)
Jason Roy (England)
All five of these players are world-class cricketers and would have been valuable assets to their respective teams at the World Cup. However, they have all been ruled out of the tournament due to injury.
Pant suffered a serious car accident in December 2022 and is still recovering from his injuries. Hasaranga and Chameera are both struggling with hamstring injuries, while Shah is sidelined with a shoulder injury. Roy has been ruled out of the World Cup with a torn calf muscle.
The absence of these five players will be a blow to their respective teams. However, it is an opportunity for other players to step up and shine. The World Cup is always a competitive tournament, and even the best teams can be beaten on any given day.
It is also worth noting that all five of these players are relatively young and should be able to come back stronger from their injuries. They will be hoping to play a role in the next World Cup, which is scheduled to be held in the United States and the West Indies in 2027.