Usually, after an ODI World Cup, teams tend to kickstart a new era. As a part of this, the captaincy role could go to a different player. Depending on the performance of a skipper, he could get the sack even if he has the age to captain the team for a few more years. On that note, here, we take a look at three captains who could get sacked after the 2023 ODI World Cup.
1) Babar Azam
Babar Azam has been underwhelming as a skipper in the 2023 ODI World Cup. As a captain, he has failed to make crucial decisions and his body language has also been off the mark.
It would be better for both parties if Babar could resign from his captaincy. Pakistan does have some solid contenders. Babar is one of the best batters in the game right now. Pakistan would need this batter to come out on top and help his side win some trophies.
2) Pat Cummins
Pat Cummins is one of the captains who could get sacked after the 2023 ODI World Cup. The Australian skipper holds good respect and command in the dressing room. However, more than calling it a ‘sack’, Cummins could be relieved of his duties in the white-ball formats.
Firstly, his fitness and form are an issue. Next up, he struggles at times to perform as a skipper. Hence, someone like Steve Smith or Mitchell Marsh could take over from him in the future.
3) Dasun Shanaka
Shanaka is already out of ODI WC 2023. It will be surprising to see him come back as a skipper even after he recovers.
Shanaka had a torrid run as a player and a skipper. Sri Lanka has been poor under him in recent months. Hence, the team might look at a player like Kusal Mendis for the future or might even groom someone new.