ICC recently announced the list of commentators who will call the games at the 2023 ODI World Cup. It includes an elite list of popular former cricketers who themselves were superb at the World Cup. Now, we comprise an ODI playing XI using this list of commentators. We focus on the balance and also pick players who are more in tune with the way the ODIs are played now. On that note, here, we take a look at the best ICC World Cup 2023 Commentators Men’s XI.
Openers: Matthew Hayden and Shane Watson
Matthew Hayden and Shane Watson will be the openers for this XI. The duo could not get a lot of chances to don this role for Australia. However, it would have been an explosive one if there was an opportunity.
The likes of Sunil Gavaskar miss out because Hayden and Watto belong to the recent generation of cricketers. ODIs are now played aggressively and this duo set the perfect pathway for the current cricketers.
Middle-Order: Ricky Ponting (C), Eoin Morgan, Nasser Hussain and Dinesh Karthik (WK)
Ricky Ponting will lead the side of the best ICC World Cup 2023 Commentators Men’s XI. The captain of several trophy-winning sides, it is not a surprise that Ponting is here at No.3.
Eoin Morgan makes it to this list courtesy of his stunning show in 2019. In the middle-order, we feel the best options available from the list of commentators were that of Nasser Hussain and DK.
All-Rounders: Ravi Shastri
Ravi Shastri is the all-rounder in this best ICC World Cup 2023 Commentators Men’s XI. One of the famous voices of the game, the former India all-rounder finds a mention here.
It is likely that Ravi will be one of the commentators who will have the mike in his hand on the final day of the competition in Ahmedabad.
Bowlers: Shaun Pollock, Waqar Younis, Ian Bishop and Samuel Badree
Shaun Pollock, Waqar Younis and Ian Bishop are the pacers in this squad. Ian Bishop is popular for his commentatory. His fans will be looking forward to some good entertainment from him.
In the spin department, we did not have a lot of options. Hence, former No.1 T20I bowler Samuel Badree from West Indies comes in as the leg-spinner.
Best ICC World Cup 2023 Commentators Mens XI:
Ricky Ponting (C)
Dines Karthik (WK)
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