ODI World Cup 2023: Five debutants to watch out for

In the next few days, the ODI World Cup 2023 will start with 10 teams taking on each other for the another title.

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In the next few days, the ODI World Cup 2023 will start with 10 teams taking on each other for the title. England will be the defending champions while the likes of hosts, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Australia will look to regain their title. On the other hand, South Africa is yet to win the title. Meanwhile, during the tournament, there will be some players who will make their debuts.


Five players to watch out for in ODI World Cup 2023

Matheesha Pathirana Matheesha Pathirana: (Image Source: BCCI/IPL)

5. Matheesha Pathirana


The Sri Lanka pacer will make his debut in the upcoming tournament. He played in the U19 World Cup 2020 before the infamous COVID-19. Meanwhile, after having a decent IPL 2023, the former U19 player made his debut in ODI in June this year.

Pathirana is known for his death bowling although he hasn't done enough to replicate his T20 performance. Meanwhile, the team still has faith in him and would like to see how he does in Indian conditions.   

publive-image Noor Ahmad (Image Credit: Twitter)


4. Noor Ahmad 

The former Afghanistan U19 player from the 2022 batch will be playing his first senior ODI World Cup at the age of 18. A rare player from the left-arm wrist spinner community made an impact during the IPL 2023 for the Gujarat Titans. At the highest level, he has played three T20Is and an ODI.   

publive-image Gus Atkinson (Image Credit: Twitter)

3. Gus Atkinson

The right-arm fast bowler from Surrey made his international debut in white-ball cricket early this month. He has been seen as the replacement for Jofra Archer, who is yet to recover from his long-standing elbow injury. Atkinson is known for cranking up a high pace, a useful commodity in India. 

publive-image Teja Nidamanuru (Image Credit: Twitter)

2. Teja Nidamanuru

The middle-order batter from the Netherlands made his name during the ODI World Cup qualifier game against the West Indies. Chasing 375, the Orange Brigade was struggling at 174/4 in 30 overs. However, his hundred-and-a-long partnership with Scott Edwards helped the team tie the game. The team won the game in the Super Over.     

publive-image Towhid Hridoy (Image Credit: Twitter)

1. Towhid Hridoy

The 22-year-old made his ODI debut in March this year. In 17 games, he has amassed 518 runs averaging 37 including five fifties. He has been one of the most underrated performances in the last few months for the side.

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