Australia recently won the World Test Championship. Their next target would be the ODI World Cup, a competition in which they have been the most successful side. Although different formats, the form in Ashes could play a vital role for a few players in the lead-up to the mega event. On that note, here, we take a look at two Aussies whose Ashes form could affect their chances to play in the 2023 ODI World Cup.
1) David Warner
David Warner was in a similar kind of touch back in 2021. However, he ended the 2021 T20 World Cup as the Player of the Series. While he is likely to be backed, the chances that he gets may not be much because of the difficult form that he is in the ongoing Ashes.
Australia has quite a few solid options in the top order in the ODI format. The likes of Mitchell Marsh and Travis Head recently did well together as the opening combination. Therefore, if Warner does not improve his form in the next games, his chances to play in the ODI WC might reduce.
2) Marnus Labuschagne
Marnus Labuschagne is one of the Aussies whose Ashes form could affect their chances to play in the 2023 ODI World Cup. Labuschagne has actually struggled travelling away from home. This could impact him when it comes to playing in the ODI World Cup.
He is a player similar to Steve Smith when it comes to the ODI format, at least when we talk about what they offer to the side. In the current era, even the ODI sides need some strong hitters and Australia have plenty of them. A few of them could be ready to play at No.3 or No.4. Therefore, Marnus might struggle if he does not do well in the ongoing Ashes series. Therefore, the Aussie cricketer features on this list.