ICC Cricket World Cup 2023: Squads of All 10 Teams Revealed
The squads for all 10 competing teams have been revealed as the cricketing world prepares for the most anticipated event of the year, the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. The final two teams to reveal their 15-player rosters have finally finalized their lineups, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, with less than ten days till the official opener.
All teams were obliged to complete their rosters before September 28 in compliance with ICC rules. Any other alterations will require the ICC board’s permission. The tournament will begin on October 5 with an exciting match between England and New Zealand, the winners of the 2019 Cricket World Cup, scheduled to take place at Ahmedabad’s illustrious Narendra Modi Stadium.
Now, let’s take a closer look at the 15player squads for each of the participating teams:
India World Cup Squad:
India will be led by Rohit Sharma, with Hardik Pandya serving as the vice-captain. The squad also includes stalwarts like Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, and Jasprit Bumrah, along with promising talents such as Shubman Gill and Suryakumar Yadav.
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, Axar Patel, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav.
Pakistan World Cup Squad:
Pakistan’s captaincy rests with Babar Azam, while Shadab Khan takes up the role of vice-captain. With a blend of experience and youth, the team features the likes of Mohammad Rizwan, Hasan Ali, and Shaheen Shah Afridi.
Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan (vc), Abdullah Shafique, Faqar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, ImamUlHaq, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jr., Salman Agha
Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usama Mir.
Australia World Cup Squad:
Australia’s campaign will be led by Pat Cummins, with Steve Smith providing his wealth of experience. The squad includes power hitters like Glenn Maxwell and David Warner, along with potent bowlers such as Mitchell Starc and Adam Zampa.
Pat Cummins (c), Steve Smith, Alex Carey, Josh Inglis, Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Mitch Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc.
England World Cup Squad:
England, under the captaincy of Jos Buttler, have a well-rounded squad. With strong contributions expected from players like Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, and Jonny Bairstow, the team boasts a balanced mix of batting and bowling prowess.
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.
New Zealand World Cup Squad:
Kane Williamson will lead the New Zealand side, with Tom Latham as vice-captain and wicketkeeper. The squad features experienced campaigners like Tim Southee and Trent Boult, along with exciting talents like Devon Conway.
Kane Williamson (c), Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Tom Latham (vc, wk), Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Will Young.
South Africa World Cup Squad:
South Africa’s squad is anchored by Temba Bavuma’s captaincy, and features seasoned players like Quinton de Kock and Kagiso Rabada. The team also showcases emerging talents like Marco Jansen and Lizaad Williams.
Temba Bavuma (c), Gerald Coetzee, Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Lizaad Williams, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen.
Sri Lanka World Cup Squad:
Sri Lanka, led by Dasun Shanaka, have a squad comprising a blend of youth and experience. Players like Kusal Perera and Dimuth Karunaratne provide the backbone, while youngsters like Dhananjaya De Silva add vitality.
Dasun Shanaka (c), Kusal Mendis (vc), Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Dimuth Karunaratne, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya De Silva, Dushan Hemantha, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dunith Wellalage
Kasun Rajitha, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana, Lahiru Kumara, Dilshan Madushanka.
Bangladesh World Cup Squad:
Bangladesh, under the captaincy of Shakib al Hasan, have a balanced squad with experienced campaigners like Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah Riyad. Young talents like Tanzid Hasan Tamim and Shoriful Islam bring fresh energy.
Shakib al Hasan (c), Litton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto (vc), Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Tawhid Hridoy, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mehidy Hassan Miraz, Shak Mahedi Hasan, Tanzim Sakib
Nasum Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Hasan Mahmud, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman.
Afghanistan World Cup Squad:
Afghanistan’s squad is led by Hashmatullah Shahidi, with Rashid Khan spearheading the bowling attack. The team boasts a mix of experienced players like Mohammad Nabi and promising young talents like Rahmanullah Gurbaz.
Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhil, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan
Abdul Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi, NaveenulHaq, Riaz Hassan.
Netherlands World Cup Squad:
Netherlands, captained by Scott Edwards, have a squad that combines international experience with emerging talents. Players like Max O’Dowd and Paul van Meekeren bring stability, while youngsters like Aryan Dutt add flair.
Scott Edwards (c), Max O’Dowd, Bas de Leede, Vikram Singh, Teja Nidamanuru, Paul van Meekeren, Colin Ackermann, Roelf van der Merwe, Logan van Beek, Aryan Dutt, Ryan Klein, Wesley Barresi
Saqib Zulfiqar, Shariz Ahmad, Sybrand Engelbrecht.
Here is a list of the countries that have won the Cricket World Cup, starting from the most recent edition and going back in time:
1. England (2019): The 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup was held in England and Wales, and the host nation emerged victorious by defeating New Zealand in a thrilling final match that went into a Super Over.
2. Australia (2015): The 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup was jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand. Australia clinched the title for the fifth time by defeating New Zealand in the final.
3. India (2011): The 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup was co-hosted by India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. India triumphed by defeating Sri Lanka in the final and secured their second World Cup title.
4. Australia (2007): The 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup was held in the West Indies, and Australia continued their dominance by winning the tournament for the fourth time in a row. They defeated Sri Lanka in the final.
6. Australia (1999): The 1999 ICC Cricket World Cup was hosted by England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and the Netherlands. Australia claimed their second World Cup title by defeating Pakistan in the final.
7. Sri Lanka (1996): The 1996 ICC Cricket World Cup was co-hosted by India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka won their first World Cup by defeating Australia in the final.
8. Pakistan (1992): The 1992 ICC Cricket World Cup was hosted by Australia and New Zealand. Pakistan emerged as champions by defeating England in the final.
9. Australia (1987): The 1987 ICC Cricket World Cup was jointly hosted by India and Pakistan. Australia won their first World Cup title by defeating England in the final.
11. West Indies (1979): The 1979 ICC Cricket World Cup was hosted by England. The West Indies emerged victorious for the second consecutive time by defeating England in the final.
12. West Indies (1975): The inaugural 1975 ICC Cricket World Cup was hosted by England. The West Indies became the first-ever World Cup champions by defeating Australia in the final.