The ICC One Day Cricket World Cup is to be played on Indian soil during October-November. There is bad news emerging for the Australian team before the World Cup. The team’s captain, Pat Cummins, could be out of the series against South Africa and India due to injury.
There’s not much time left before the start of the ICC One Day Cricket World Cup 2023. The One Day World Cup is to be played on Indian soil from 5th October to 19th November this time. All 10 teams are now preparing for the World Cup. Meanwhile, there’s some bad news for the five-time champion Australian team before the mega tournament.
This Player’s Injury is Causing Tension
In fact, the team’s captain Pat Cummins’ wrist injury has not healed and he could be out of the series against South Africa and India before the World Cup. Cricket Australia has not yet given any information about Pat Cummins, but according to the local newspaper ‘Sydney Morning Herald’, the Australian team’s medical staff has not denied the possibility of a fracture.
Pat Cummins had injured his left wrist on the first day of the Oval Test match against England recently. After this, Cummins tied a bandage on his wrist and took part in the remaining game. Although the injury did not cause any problem for Cummins in bowling, he was having trouble while batting. Under Pat Cummins’ captaincy, Australia had won the second season of the World Test Championship against India in the month of June.
The Australian team’s announcement for the matches against South Africa and India can be made next week. Australia has to play three T20 and five one-day matches against South Africa from August 30th. After this, the Australian team will travel to India for a three-match one-day series. The World Cup will start almost a week after the end of the one-day series against India.
This Ace Could Captain the Team
In the absence of right-arm fast bowler Pat Cummins, there are hopes that Mitchell Marsh will lead the Australian team during the One Day series. Mitchell Marsh is also in the race to become the captain of the T20 team. Aaron Finch had retired from international cricket in February this year, after which Australia is looking for a new captain for the T20 format.