5 cricketers who couldn't play World Cup matches due to these strange reasons

Here, we’ll have a look at five players who had to miss out on the World Cup matches tournament due to some strange reasons and they had to...

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Dreaming to play the World Cup for the national side of the country is the dream every aspiring cricketer nurture in his heart for his whole cricketing career. But sometimes, there are a few incidents that force them to withdraw their names or get them ruled out of the marquee tournament.


These kinds of incidents used to happen either after the announcement of the squad or only two days ahead of the commencement of the tournament. So, here we’ll have a look at five players who had to miss out on the tournament due to some strange reasons.

Shimron Hetmyer – Missed the Flight

Even after the change of schedule, West Indies batter Shimron Hetmyer couldn’t reach on the time for the flight to Australia. Eventually, Cricket West Indies went on to drop him from the squad for the eighth edition of the 20-20 World Cup.


He could have been the vital element for the Caribbean side but this error made at the last moment hampered their preparations for the tournament.

Ravindra Jadeja – Adventure just ahead of the tournament

Indian cricket Board was seeming unhappy with the news when they came to know that senior all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja sustained an injury during an adventure activity on a beach during the Asia Cup 2022.


He played a crucial role in India’s win against the arch-rivals Pakistan in the first match of India during the continental tournament. It was a major blow for the men in blue ahead of the big tournament as they missed their very important player due to some nonsense reasons.

Devon Conway – Injured himself ahead of the final in 20-20 World cup 2021

The star New Zealand opener Devon Conway played a very crucial role in his team’s journey to the final in last year’s World Cup in 2021. In the semi-final, Conway got out and he punched the bat out of frustration after losing the wicket.

This activity resulted in his exclusion from the playing XI of the title clash that New Zealand played against Australia. Eventually, the Aussies lift the title after beating the Kiwis in the Final.

Johny Bairstow – Accident during Golf

Senior English batter was included by the Australian selectors in the squad for the 20-20 World Cup 2022. But later on, he had to pull out from the marquee tournament as he sustained an accident while he was playing Golf.

Missing the senior opener in a major international tournament might be a major setback for the English team as they’ll be eyeing to end their title-win drought since 2010.

Jofra Archer – Injured by the fish tank

Star English speedster Jofra Arched couldn’t be a part of the national team’s squad in last year’s 20-20 World Cup. It was because he happened to indulge in a fish tank accident while he was cleaning it.

After sustaining an injury in the elbow, he had to pull out from the seventh edition of the 20-20 World Cup.

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