Men’s ODI World Cup 2023 Welcomes Fresh Captains from 2019 Edition

Men’s ODI World Cup 2023 Welcomes Fresh Captains from 2019 Edition

A remarkable shift in cricket history is observed as all former captains of 2019 are substituted with fresh leadership in the Men’s ODI World Cup 2023. It is the first time that all previous captains have changed due to injuries, retirements, or certain team changes and preferences.

Worldwide Captaincy Transitions:

From England to Australia and India to Pakistan, the Cricket world witnessed a series of captaincy changes. Pat Cummins has taken the reins of Australia’s team following Aaron Finch’s retirement. In addition, Rohit Sharma took Charge of the Indian team in the place of Virat Kohli.

Babar Azam, the number one ODI batsman, became the leader of the Pakistan team replacing Sarfraz Ahmad. Tamim Iqbal retired and Shakib al Hassan received the ODI captaincy.

England, on the other hand, has seen Eoin Morgan step down, with Jos Buttler now at the helm. Sri Lanka also underwent a captaincy transformation as Dasun Shanaka replaced Dimuth Karunaratne.

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South Africa qualified for the main event, with Temba Bavuma leading the charge after Faf du Plessis’s departure. Peter Borren was succeeded by the wicket-keeper SA Edward to lead the Netherlands.

Kane Williamson was the only captain who had the possibility to lead his team in the 2023 World Cup. But his Knee injury brought Tom Latham as his replacement for ongoing matches.

Lastly, Sri Lankan batsman Dimuth Karunaratne represented his team as captain in 2019 but now Dasun Shanaka is fitted in his shoes for the big show.

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Top 5 Dominating Captains for the ODI World Cup 2023:

Rohit Sharma – India

Rohit Sharma known for his explosive batting and fierce captaincy will take charge of the Indian team. His passionate approach brings electrifying force to their team to win against any team in the world.

Babar Azam – Pakistan

Baber Azam has been no. 1 ODI batsman since 2021. His fine batting and cool approach have taken his team to the finale of the Asia Cup 2022 and the T20 World Cup. The best thing he brought to his team was the unity to fight any circumstances.

Jos Butler – England

England’s charismatic wicketkeeper-batsman, Jos Buttler, will spearhead his team’s campaign. Buttler’s innovative playing style, combined with his leadership prowess, is expected to infuse vigor and determination into England’s pursuit of World Cup success.

Pat Cummins – Australia

Australia’s formidable pace bowler, Pat Cummins, takes on the mantle of leadership. Renowned for his speed and accuracy, Cummins’ captaincy adds a new dimension to Australia’s challenge for World Cup supremacy.

Temba Bavuma – South Africa

Temba Bavuma’s composed leadership for South Africa brings stability and strategic planning. His meticulous approach and calm demeanor contributed to shaping South Africa’s aspirations in the tournament.


New Zealand’s Prospective Leader:

Kane Williamson, as a captain, led New Zealand to the final of World Cup 2019. Moreover, he won the player of the tournament title with his incredible performance. Under his captaincy, his team progressed to three consecutive finals of ICC tournaments.

Currently, Williamson’s participation in the World Cup is hanging in balance as he met a knee injury during IPL 2023. His injury cost him his captaincy as Tom Latham led the team in his absence.

Now, Tim Southee, the test captain, and Tom Latham, the regular stand-in, are in the position of becoming the captain of the New Zealand team for the coming Mega event.


As the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023 draws near, the cricketing world braces for a tournament of epic proportions. With captains as dynamic as the game itself, the stage is set for an exhibition of strategic and inspiring leadership, and thrilling cricket. The countdown to witness these exceptional leaders shaping their team’s destinies begins. It will be a promising journey marked by unforgettable moments and fierce competition on the grandest stage.

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