Australia has already announced the prelim squad for the 2023 ODI World Cup. It will be interesting to see which three cricketers will miss out on a World Cup chance from the already-announced 18-member squad. There could be surprises with the final squad like they were when the preliminary squad was named. On that note, here, we take a look at the list of two Australia players who might surprisingly feature in the 2023 ODI World Cup.
1) Tanveer Sangha
Tanveer Sangha was a surprise name in the squad that was announced by Australia. However, without having gone through the pros and cons, the management would not have come to this decision. Hence, all factors are pointing towards having Sangha in the squad.
Despite his inexperience, Australia might consider his name. This would be a bold statement especially because of the stature of the competition. Nevertheless, on pitches such as in Chepauk, it may not be a bad idea to rest someone like Josh Hazlewood. An extra spinner would do that job and it will be great if it’s a specialist spinner. Even if Ashton Agar is not in form, it may not be a big worry if Tanveer is in the squad. These factors might make Australia surprisingly consider the uncapped cricketer.
2) Nathan Ellis
Nathan Ellis is one of the Australia players who might surprisingly feature in the 2023 ODI World Cup. Sean Abbott is a strong contender for the fourth seamer’s spot. It may not be a surprise if Australia brings someone like Spencer Johnson from outside the prelim squad.
In this context, Nathan Ellis does not have a great chance. However, his skill set is something that is unique from the others in the group. The 28-year-old can hit the deck and also offers good pace. Moreover, having played in the IPL, his knowledge of Indian conditions could help. Hence, he is on this list.