The ICC World Cup is one of those tournaments in cricket where the performances of the star players in a team matter for the success of the team in the tournament. Apart from the star performers of a team who are going to participate in the World Cup, the respective teams include some of the lesser-known faces who have the potential to do something incredible in the matches. Here we are going to talk about some of those dark horses who have the potential to change the expected outcome of the match with their performances, and the names of those World Cup dark Horses are as follows:
This Afghani right-handed batter has some serious talent in him in the 19 ODIs he has played so far. He has already hit 4 centuries and 4 fifties, amassing 911 runs with a batting average of 53.58 in the 19 ODIs he has played, and now that he is in Afghanistan’s squad for the World Cup 2023, the batting line-up of the Afghanistan’s team looks strong, and it would be a task for the bowlers to stop this batter from scoring runs in the upcoming ODI World Cup.
Australia’s all-rounder Cameron Green is a complete package for Australia, as he can bat at any position the team wants him to and bowl right arm fast with both new and old ones, which is an added advantage for the five-time World Cup champions. Though he is a known player in India due to his IPL stint with the Mumbai Indians, he played some explosive innings to win some of the matches for MI during the IPL 2023, but we are yet to see his best in the ODIs, and this time he has the chance to name himself as an ODI player as well.
The Netherlands all-rounder won praise when his superb ton helped the Dutch secure a victory over the West Indies during the qualifying matches of the 2023 ODI World Cup. Tej Nidamanuru will be an ace in the Netherlands lineup for the team and he will definitely a player to
Glenn Phillips(New Zealand):
The wicketkeeper batter of New Zealand, Glenn Phillips, will be one of the batters in the New Zealand team that can provide strength to the middle order and can change gears whenever needed. He has so far been utilized in the white ball format, and with his explosive hitting power, he can de-settle the bowlers of the opposition quite easily, and this time the opposition bowlers need to be careful in front of him.
The left-arm batter Saud Shakeel has impressed everyone with his batting skills, especially in test cricket, where the batter has amassed 875 runs in just 7 matches. His last outing against Sri Lanka was one of his best performances so far for Pakistan, due to which he has been named in the team for the ICC World Cup 2023.
Indian selectors have shown a lot of confidence in the Indian bowler, as he has been named in the squad for the World Cup 2023. He has the opportunity to prove himself in both the bowling and batting departments, as he can stick for India in dire situations.
Marco Jansen(South Africa):
South Africa’s bowling all-rounder has been a great asset for the team as the bowler is extensively utilized by the team management in all three formats of cricket, and as the 23-year-old bowler is pretty handy with the bat as well, he could provide an extra edge to the team in the lower batting order, plus his left arm bowling attack with both new and old balls can cause problems for the opposition.
The 21-year-old all-rounder of the Sri Lankan team has been an emerging player from the Sri Lankan side, and he showed a glimpse of his talent during the Asia Cup 2023 when he took his maiden five-wicket haul in international cricket against India. Sri Lanka inducted him into the World Cup squad, and it would be interesting to see him on the field.
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