46 spin bowlers set to play in India as we look at the official final official spinners list for all 10 teams for ICC ODI World Cup 2023.
There is no doubt that spinners will play a crucial role in the ODI World Cup 2023. Pitches like Chennai, Lucknow, Delhi, Pune and somewhat Ahmedabad will have a lot of assistance for spin bowlers. With that in mind, every team is filled with potential spinners to exploit these conditions.
Spinners as we all know come in different varieties. While some are Wrist spinners, some are Off spinners, some are slow left-arm spinners, some are Chinaman, and some are Mystery spinners. So, in this article, we take a look at the official list of spinners for all 10 teams for the ODI World Cup 2023.
Afghanistan have 5 spinners in their squad for ODI World Cup 2023. Wrist spinner Rashid Khan and off-spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman are the best spinners for Afghanistan. Off-spinner Mohammad Nabi is a regular spin all-rounder for Afghanistan. At the same time, Rahmat Shah and Noor Ahmad are good backups for Afghanistan.
ODI World Cup 2023: Official List of Spinners for Afghanistan
Mohammad Nabi, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Rahmat Shah & Rashid Khan
Australia have 5 spinners for the ODI World Cup 2023. Unfortunately, except for Wrist spinner Adam Zampa, who is a benchmark spinner for the World Cup, all the other five spinners are more of part-time spinners. Off-spinner Maxwell is their second-best spinner. Whereas Smith, Labuschagne, and Head are more of part-timers.
ODI World Cup 2023: Official List of Spinners for Australia
Adam Zampa, Glenn Maxwell, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith & Travis Head
For Bangladesh, there are only 4 spinners in their squad for ODI World Cup 2023. Fortunately, all four are quality spinners, and three of them namely Shakib Al Hasan, Mahedi Hasan, and Mehidy Miraz shall feature in all the matches.
ODI World Cup 2023: Official List of Spinners for Bangladesh
Mahedi Hasan, Mehidy Miraz, Nasum Ahmed & Shakib Al Hasan
England have England, just like Australia have only one good spinner in their squad, and that is Wrist spinner, Adil Rashid. Other than Rashid, off-spinner Moeen Ali is a decent bowler, and Livingstone and Root are more of part-time bowlers.
ODI World Cup 2023: Official List of Spinners for England
Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Liam Livingstone & Moeen Ali
Coming to India, they have the least number of spinners in their squad. Fortunately, there is quality in all three of them, and all three can feature on spin-friendly pitches. Left-arm Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav is India’s best spinner. Whereas All-rounders Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin are equally potent.
ODI World Cup 2023: Official List of Spin Bowlers for Team India
Kuldeep Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin & Ravindra Jadeja
#6: New Zealand
Coming to New Zealand, they have a well-potent spin attack with 5 names to select from. Slow Left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner and Wrist spinner Ish Sodhi remain New Zealand’s best spinners. They have solid support from spin all-rounders, Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, and Rachin Ravindra.
ODI World Cup 2023: Official List of Spin Bowlers for New Zealand
Glenn Phillips, Ish Sodhi, Mark Chapman, Mitch Santner & Rachin Ravindra
The Netherlands are a team with the maximum number of spinners to choose from. They have as many as 7 names in their spin rooster. Of the seven names, Van der Merwe, Aryan Dutt, Colin Ackermann, and Teja Nidamanuru are the ones to look out for.
ODI World Cup 2023: Official List of Spin Bowlers for Netherlands
Aryan Dutt, Colin Ackermann, Roelof van der Merwe, Saqib Zulfiqar, Shariz Ahmad, Sybrand Engelbrecht, Teja Nidamanuru
Coming to Pakistan, there are 5 spinners on their side for the ODI World Cup 2023. Wrist spinner Shadab Khan remains Pakistan’s best spinner with Usama Mir as his backup. In addition, Pakistan have three spin all-rounders Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, and Salman Agha.
ODI World Cup 2023: Official List of Spin Bowlers for Pakistan
Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Salman Ali Agha, Shadab Khan & Usama Mir
#9: South Africa
Just like India, South Africa have only 3 spinners for the ODI World Cup 2023. Wrist spinner Tabraiz Shamsi and Left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj remain South Africa’s best spinners. With Markram as the third spinner, South Africa can potentially play all three spinners in their playing 11 for all spin-friendly matches.
ODI World Cup 2023:Official List of Spin Bowlers for South Africa
Aiden Markram, Keshav Maharaj & Tabraiz Shamsi
#10: Sri Lanka
Finally, for Sri Lanka, there are 5 spinners on their side for the ODI World Cup 2023. In the absence of Wanindu Hasaranga, Mystery spinner Maheesh Theekshana remains the best spinner for Sri Lanka. While Dushan Hemantha is a good backup for Theekshana, the team also has all-rounders Asalanka, Dhananjay, and Dunith Wellalage as good backups.
ODI World Cup 2023: Official List of Spin Bowlers for Sri Lanka
Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dunith Wellalage, Dushan Hemantha & Maheesh Theekshana
So, that’s about the official spinners list for all 10 teams for ODI World Cup 2023.
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