Less than a month is left at the start of the ODI World Cup 2023. While some teams have announced their preliminary squads, some others have yet to do so. Talking about the tournament, the same format will be followed that was in place during the 2019 event. 10 teams will take part in this and will play each other once during the league stage.
For the first time, West Indies won’t feature in this tournament. Meanwhile, the teams that have qualified have faced some injury concerns ahead of the tournament. In this listicle, we will discuss those concerns that might end up hurting the team in the tournament.
Five players whose injuries will hurt teams during ODI World Cup 2023
1. Naseem Shah
During the ongoing Asia Cup 2023, Shah got injured and was ruled out of the tournament. Ahead of the tournament, he had shoulder trouble during the Lanka Premier League. During the continental tournament and the league, he played with a strapped shoulder. During the India game in the Super Four round, the 2021 CPL winner left the field and didn’t bat.
He was replaced by Zaman Khan in the virtual semifinal against Sri Lanka. After the game, skipper Babar Azam made it clear that Shah might not play a few games in the World Cup. Now, as reported by ESPNcricinfo, the Quetta Gladiators player in the PSL might be ruled out of the World Cup.