54 fast bowlers set to play as we look at the complete pacers list for all 10 teams for ICC ODI World Cup 2023.
The ICC ODI World Cup 2023 is scheduled to take place in India in just a week’s time, and all teams are busy preparing for the showdown. All teams will play two Warmup matches starting September 29 before the events officially start on the 5th of October with England taking on New Zealand.
Every team has a total of 15 players in their side with every team accommodating around 4-7 pacers in their squad. India is a place where you will find pitches that favour pace as well as spin bowling. Grounds like Wankhede, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Dharamsala, etc. have traditionally been supporting pacers. So, pacers are going to play a crucial role throughout the tournament.
The 2023 WC shall see a total of 54 pacers participating in the event. While 41 are right-handed pacers, 13 are left-handed pacers. So, with the official squad for all 10 teams already out, how about we take a look at the official pacers or fast bowlers list for all 10 teams for the ODI World Cup 2023?
The Afghanistan team has selected a total of 4 pacers for the ODI World Cup 2023. Fazalhaq Farooqi shall be the leading pacer of the squad with support from Abdul Rahman, Azmatullah Omarzai, and Naveen ul Haq. Of the four pacers, only Fazalhaq Farooqi is a left-arm pacer.
ODI World Cup 2023 Official Pacers for Afghanistan:
Abdul Rahman, Azmatullah Omarzai, Fazalhaq Farooqi & Naveen ul Haq
Australia alongside England have selected 7 pacers, which is the maximum number of pacers for any team in the ODI World Cup 2023. Of the selected 7 pacers, three are pace-all-rounders and four are frontline pacers. While Cameron Green, Marcus Stoinis, and Mitchell Marsh are pace All-rounders, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, and Sean Abbott are frontline pacers.
ODI World Cup 2023 Official Pacers for Australia:
Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Starc, Mitch Marsh, Pat Cummins & Sean Abbott
The Bangladesh team has selected a total of 6 pacers for the ODI World Cup 2023. While Hasan Mahmud, Mahmudullah Riyad, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, and Taskin Ahmed are right-handed pacers, Mustafizur Rahman and Shoriful Islam are left-handed pacers.
ODI World Cup 2023 Official Pacers for Bangladesh:
Hasan Mahmud, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Tanzim Hasan Sakib & Taskin Ahmed
England as shared above have selected a total of 7 pacers for the ODI World Cup 2023. Mark Wood shall lead the pace duties for England with Chris Woakes, Sam Curran, and Ben Stokes being the primary pacers in the squad. Whereas David Willey, Reece Topley, and Gus Atkinson will play a crucial role as backup pacers.
ODI World Cup 2023 – Official Pacers for England:
Ben Stokes, David Willey, Mark Wood, Reece Topley, Chris Woakes, Gus Atkinson & Sam Curran
Coming to the crowd favourites, India, there are a total of 5 pacers in Team India’s squad. Jasprit Bumrah shall lead the pace duties for India with Mohammed Siraj and Hardik Pandya as the two front-line pacers. In case of additional requirements, India have Mohammed Shami and Shardul Thakur. Surprisingly, India do not have a single left-arm pacer in the squad.
ODI World Cup 2023 Official Pacers for Team India:
Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj & Shardul Thakur
Coming to the Netherlands team, there are only four pacers in the squad in the form of Bas de Leede, Logan van Beek, Paul van Meekeren, and Ryan Klein. All four pacers are right-handed for the Netherlands, and Bas de Leede is the only pace all-rounder in the squad.
ODI World Cup 2023 Official Pacers for Netherlands:
Bas de Leede, Logan van Beek, Paul van Meekeren & Ryan Klein
#7: New Zealand
The Kiwis have selected their regular group of pacers for the ODI World Cup 2023. Similar to the 2019 World Cup, New Zealand have repeated all six names in 2023. Trent Boult shall lead the pace duties for New Zealand with Tim Southee and Lockie Ferguson being the primary pacers. Whereas Matt Henry, Jimmy Neesham, and Daryl Mitchell shall play the role of key pace backups.
ODI World Cup 2023 Official Pacers for New Zealand:
Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Tim Southee & Trent Boult
Quite surprising, but Pakistan have selected only four pacers for ODI World Cup 2023. In the absence of Naseem Shah, who has been ruled out, Pakistan have got in Hasan Ali. Overall, the Pakistan pace attack shall be led by Shaheen Afridi with support from Haris Rauf and Mohammad Wasim.
ODI World Cup 2023 Official Pacers for Pakistan:
Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Wasim & Shaheen Afridi
#9: South Africa
The South African team has selected a total of 6 pacers in the squad for the ODI World Cup 2023. The team shall have Kagiso Rabada as the leader of the pace attack with frontline support from Marco Jansen and Lungi Ngidi. With Anrich Nortje ruled out, South Africa have Andile Phelukwayo, Gerald Coetzee, and Lizaad Williams as backups.
ODI World Cup 2023 Official Pacers for South Africa:
Andile Phehlukwayo, Gerald Coetzee, Kagiso Rabada, Lizaad Williams, Lungi Ngidi & Marco Jansen
#10: Sri Lanka
Finally, talking about Sri Lanka, there are a total of 5 pacers in the squad for the ODI World Cup 2023. Matheesha Pathirana shall lead the pace duties for Sri Lanka with primary support from Dilshan Madhushanka and Lahiru Kumara. Whereas for Backups, Sri Lanka have Dasun Shanaka and Kasun Rajitha.
ODI World Cup 2023 Official Pacers for Sri Lanka:
Dasun Shanaka, Dilshan Madushanka, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara & Matheesha Pathirana
So, that’s about the official pacers list for all 10 teams for ODI World Cup 2023.
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