10 Pakistan players who played in the 2019 ODI WC but may not feature in the 2023 ODI World Cup

Pakistan is one team that has been consistent in recent times in the ICC events. Hence, there would be a lot of expectations in the upcoming ODI World Cup. However, there have been a lot of changes in the core of the squad since the last edition. On that note, here, we take a look at ten Pakistan players who played in the 2019 ODI WC but may not feature in the 2023 ODI World Cup.

Pakistan players who won’t feature in the 2023 ODI World Cup

As many as 10 players from the previous edition are unlikely to take part in the 2023 ODI World Cup. A few of them have retired and that includes prominent names such as Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Wahab Riaz and Mohammed Amir. Rest, the likes of Sarfaraz Ahmed, Hasan Ali and Asif Ali have lost their spots due to form while some others have completely come out of the picture right now.

A team that can go all the way

Despite not many rating them too high, Pakistan did well in the last two editions of the T20 World Cup. In the upcoming ODI WC in India, as well, Pakistan is one of the teams that will be expected to perform strongly.


The bulk of the responsibility will lie on the shoulders of Babar Azam and Shaheen Afridi, both of whom will form the power centres of the batting and the bowling departments respectively. While Shadab Khan and Mohammad Nawaz will act as all-rounders, there are some fine youngsters in the setup, too. Naseem Shah, Mohammad Rizwan and Imam Ul Haq are also important components in this setup. All of them, if in good form, can help Pakistan reach the finals.

Nesara V Jagannatha

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