ICC World Cup 2023
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All the squads for the ICC World Cup 2023 were finalized by the teams on Thursday, September 28, which was kept as the deadline for teams to make changes to their World Cup squads, as per the ICC’s regulations.

The ICC World Cup 2023 is scheduled to be held from October 5 to November 19 in India. This is the first time India will be hosting an ICC Cricket World Cup alone. They previously co-hosted the World Cups with other countries in 1987, 1996, and 2011.

A total of 10 teams will take part in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. Eight teams qualified for the 46-day event through the Cricket World Cup Super League standings while the rest of the two spots were decided after the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe.

India, South Africa, Pakistan, Afghanistan, England, Bangladesh, Australia, and New Zealand qualified based on Cricket World Cup Super League standings while Sri Lanka and the Netherlands qualified after the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier.

The ICC World Cup 2023 is set to be played across 12 different venues in the country. Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Chennai, Delhi, Dharamsala, Mumbai, Pune, Guwahati, and Thiruvananthapuram are the 12 venues for matches. Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram will only host warm-up matches.

ICC World Cup 2023: 4 Teams Make Changes To Their Squad

A total of 4 teams made at least one change to their squad for the ICC World Cup 2023. Starting from the hosts, India included Ravichandran Ashwin in their 15-man ICC World Cup 2023 squad on 28 September as a replacement for spin-bowling all-rounder Axar Patel, who got ruled out of the tournament due to a left quadriceps strain he suffered during India’s Asia Cup Super Four clash against Bangladesh.

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Australia National Cricket Team, who recently lost to India in a three-match ODI series, also made one forced change to their ICC World Cup 2023 squad on 28 September. Spinner Ashton Agar was ruled out of the tournament with a calf injury and Marnus Labuschagne was added to the team as a batting cover as Travis Head, who is in the squad is carrying an injury and will be unavailable for the first half of the ICC World Cup 2023.

South Africa National Cricket Team also faced injury concerns and they were forced to make two changes to their squad as Anrich Nortje and Sisanda Magala got ruled out of the tournament due to their respective injuries.

South Africa named Andile Phehlukwayo and Lizaad Williams as replacements on 21 September. The fourth and final team to make a change to their final squad from the provisional squad was England. The defending champions brought in Harry Brook as a replacement for Jason Roy on 17 September. Brook’s inclusion had nothing to do with injury issues in the squad and he was included purely based on his good form.

Here’s The Full List Of Changes Made To ICC World Cup 2023 Final Squads From Provisional Squads:

India squad: 

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Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya (vc), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav.

  • In – Ravichandran Ashwin
  • Out – Axar Patel

Pakistan squad (Unchanged): 

Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Rizwan, Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Salman Ali Agha, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Wasim.

Traveling reserves: Mohammad Haris, Abrar Ahmed and Zaman Khan.

South Africa squad: 

Temba Bavuma (c), Gerald Coetzee, Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Lizaad Williams.

  • In – Andile Phehlukwayo and Lizaad Williams
  • Out – Anrich Nortje and Sisanda Magala

Netherlands squad (Unchanged):

Scott Edwards (c), Max O’Dowd, Bas de Leede, Vikram Singh, Teja Nidamanuru, Paul van Meekeren, Colin Ackermann, Roelof van der Merwe, Logan van Beek, Aryan Dutt, Ryan Klein, Wesley Barresi, Saqib Zulfiqar, Shariz Ahmad, Sybrand Engelbrecht.

New Zealand squad (Unchanged): 

Kane Williamson (c), Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitch Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Will Young.

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Bangladesh squad (Unchanged):

Shakib Al Hasan (c), Litton Kumer Das, Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Najmul Hossain Shanto (vc), Tawhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nasum Ahmed, Shak Mahedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud, Shoriful Islam, Tanzim Hasan Sakib.

England squad: 

Jos Buttler (c), Moeen Ali, Gus Atkinson, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, David Willey, Mark Wood, Chris Woakes.

  • In – Harry Brook
  • Out – Jason Roy

Afghanistan squad (Unchanged): 

Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhil, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Abdul Rahman, Naveen ul Haq.

Australia squad: 

Pat Cummins (c), Steve Smith, Alex Carey, Josh Inglis, Sean Abbott, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitch Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc.

  • In – Marnus Labuschagne
  • Out – Ashton Agar

Sri Lanka Squad (Unchanged):

Dasun Shanaka (c), Kusal Mendis (vc), Kusal Perera, Pathum Nissanka, Lahiru Kumara, Dimuth Karunaratne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Maheesh Theekshana, Dunith Wellalage, Kasun Rajitha, Matheesha Pathirana, Dilshan Madushanka, Dushan Hemantha

Traveling reserve: Chamika Karunaratne

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