All Teams Set to Have a New Captain in ODI World Cup 2023
For the first time in ODI World Cup history, no side will be led by the same captain that led them in the previous tournament. All teams will play under the leadership of new captains. This is the first in the history of the ODI World Cup where all teams are set to have a new Captain in ODI World Cup 2023.
Not even a captain from the previous edition of the World Cup 2019 will lead the team in the ODI World Cup 2023 to be held in India later this year. The 2023 ICC ODI World Cup is going to witness an exceptional record. None of those who captained the 2019 World Cup will be captaining the upcoming tournament.
Bangladesh played in the 2019 World Cup under Mashrafe Bin Mortaza. Mashrafe has not been in ODIs for a long time, and Bangladesh has Tamim Iqbal in place of retired Mashrafe Mortaza.
Similarly, Pakistan’s Sarfraz Ahmed was in charge of the last tournament, this time Babar Azam took charge. Babar Azam has been the captain of Pakistan in ODIs since May 2020, replacing Sarfraz Ahmed.
Virat Kohli was in charge of India in the Cricket World Cup. Rohit Sharma will lead this season at home. Australia is now led by Pat Cummins, with Aaron Finch retiring from international cricket.
Eoin Morgan retired from international cricket last year as white-ball captain, leading England to the 2019 World Cup trophy – Jos Buttler is now in charge. South Africa is now led by Temba Bavuma, with Faf du Plessis currently out of the team.
New Zealand was the only team to have the same captain as the previous edition. But with Ken Williamson set to miss the World Cup due to a knee injury picked up in the IPL, Tom Latham could captain the Kiwis. Having led the team many times in Williamson’s absence, he is most likely to lead the way.
Afghanistan has been led by Hashmatullah Shahidi for some time now. Afghans will go to the World Cup by making him responsible. Dasun Shanaka and Shai Hope will manage the team if Sri Lanka and West Indies qualify for the World Cup. In the previous edition, the Lankans played under the leadership of Dimuth Karunaratne. And West Indies captain was Jason Holder.
The 2023 ICC ODI World Cup is likely to start on October 5 and end on November 19. Meanwhile, the qualifying event will be held in Zimbabwe from June 18 to July 9.
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