In the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, we have all the top teams – India, Pakistan, Australia, England, South Africa, New Zealand, West India, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh – competing for Cricket’s biggest prize, in the global tournament.
All teams are ready to travel to England, where the tournament will be held starting May 30. It is an honor for a player to represent his country at the Cricket World Cup 2019, but some people were unlucky to miss due to injury.
Different teams have the option to replace injured players who are about to join the tournament. Let’s take a look at some of the squad changes that can be made or have been made.
In the case of India, it was the midsize batsman and right-hand crank Kedar Jadhav, who was prepared to miss the Cricket World Cup 2019 due to injury. The talented player hurt his left arm while defending Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the recent Indian Premier League (IPL) final against Mumbai Indians. He was immediately taken off the pitch, and scans showed he would have to rest for a while before playing again, at least as a precaution.
The latest update on his situation shows he is suitable for playing the World Cup, however, according to reports, top boxer Ambati Rayudu, Axar Patel, global player, spinner, Saini ball holder and Ishant Sharma was provided in standby mode.
Pakistani speed racer Mohammad Amir was injured when he was called to his team’s Cricket World Cup 2019 squad. However, the recruiters were forced to rethink after a series of poor performances against England, in the ongoing ODI series.
It has been reported that a full medical examination will be conducted for Amir shortly after the series of matches in England. The Pakistan cricket council (PCB) selector tools revealed that a final call on the Amir issue will be made after they review the test results of the above tests.
Fast-paced players Kagiso Rabada and Dale Steyn are the South Africans who have the biggest problems before the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Both players suffered injuries during IPL and were eliminated from the tournament midway through the group stage.
However, Protis Gibson’s coach, Proteas has revealed that both Rabada and Steyn are fully monitoring the proper recovery before the World Cup begins. As a result, South Africa did not adjust their squad.
Previously, Anrich Nortje was initially included in the 15-man squad but on May 7, 2019, he was eliminated from the tournament with a hand injury and was replaced by Chris Morris.
England’s original 15-man squad included batsman Alex Hales, who later withdrew from the team following a ban on him for use of recreational drugs.
The British cricket council (ECB) chose not to name the replacement. They can move forward with a 14-man squad or wait for the Pakistan series to end before finding another player to complete the squad.
New Zealander Tom Latham was injured in a recent practice match against Australia. The wicket-keeper bat is likely to miss the Kiwis opening match, against Sri Lanka on June 1.
Therefore, New Zealand chose a backup wicket holder in the form of Tom Blundell. Remarkably, Blundell has not yet played his first ODI and so we can witness the rare occasion of an international debut player during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
Besides Blundell, BJ Watling and Tim Seifert are also on standby for Kiwis, according to their main choice.
Australia announced their 15-man squad for ICC cricket Wolrd Cup 2019 on April 15. The original squad consisted of speed jogger Jhye Richardson, who subsequently suffered a dislocated shoulder.
On May 8, 2019, Cricket Australia (CA) recruiters announced that Kane Richardson would replace him in the squad.