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Cricket World Cup 2023: BIG Blow For Australia, THESE Two Cricketers Ruled Out Of Tournament

Cricket World Cup 2023: BIG Blow For Australia, THESE Two Cricketers Ruled Out Of Tournament

On Thursday afternoon, Australia will name their final team for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. 

The five-time ODI World Cup winners have suffered a double blow with the probable elimination of all-rounder Ashton Agar and Travis Head from the ICC Men's ODI Cricket World Cup 2023, which will take place in India next month. Agar, the left-arm spinner, has injured his calf, while Head has fractured his hand.

The Daily Telegraph, an Australian publication, claims that Agar is still recovering from the injury that kept him out of the most recent Twenty20 International series against South Africa.

After just one game against the Proteas, the all-rounder went home to give birth to his first child, hence he was unable to play in this week's ODI series against India.

However, Tanveer Sangha, Marnus Labuschagne, and Matthew Short have been identified as possible replacements for the left-arm spinner, therefore it is not anticipated that he will travel to India with the Australian team.

On the day of the ICC deadline, Australia is anticipated to reveal their final World Cup roster of fifteen players on Thursday afternoon.

Travis Head is hurt, and the Australian national selectors must decide whether to play him through the opening World Cup leg. It's unlikely that the Australian southpaw, who broke his hand in the fourth One-Day International against South Africa, will be fully recovered until late October at the latest.

Head could not be added back into the completed 15-player roster unless there was an injury determined by selectors. If they choose to keep Head in the lineup until he heals, though, no other player can take his place.

On Sunday, October 8, Australia's World Cup debut will take place in Chennai's MA Chidambaram Stadium versus host nation India. In the last ODI in Rajkot, the Pat Cummins-led team triumphed over India, giving Rohit Sharma's Team India a 2-1 series lead.

Prior to the World Cup, Australia had now lost its last two ODI series against South Africa and India. "I have to admit that I prefer bowling at night over in the summer heat. Despite their little playing, Maxwell Four-fer and Starcy appeared to have excellent rhythm. Travis Head won't be ready for the competition to begin.

With a calf injury, Ash Agar has returned home, and Head won't be available for a few weeks. Happy that we had nearly a full-strength crew for the first time, as confirmed by Cummins.