5 New captains who might lead teams in World Cup 2023
Due to various different factors, teams might look to bring in new skippers before the next edition of the World Cup.
Updated - Nov 2, 2019 7:28 pm
Four years is the time every team has got to prepare and get ready for a 50-over World Cup event. While this might seem to be a long duration, time usually flies by. It is in this interval that all the teams have got to identify the potential candidates for the upcoming event and groom them accordingly. Also, it is this time when a captain’s performance is analysed and decisions are taken.
While some of the current captains might retire, some fail to live up to the expectations. Otherwise, there might also be a situation where the present skipper is replaced by another as a part of a strategic move. Thus, we see a few different captains in comparison with the World Cup 2019 in the World Cup 2023. If that is the case, here are the potential candidates for the same.
Five new captains you might see in the World Cup 2023:
1. Nicholas Pooran | Windies
When he was just 23 years old, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) named Jason Holder the captain of the ODI team. Thus, he became the youngest ever to lead the side in the format when he took over the reins from DJ Bravo. In the last four years, Jason Holder got an extended run as the skipper of the side.
However, the all-rounder has largely failed to live up to the expectations. In 84 ODIs where he led the side, he only managed to win 24 which isn’t really encouraging. Therefore, the management might not give him a chance for another four years and will look for alternatives. While Rovman Powell has led the side in between in the absence of Holder, Nicholas Pooran seems to be a better alternative.
He was the vice-captain of the Windies U19 team during the U19 World Cup 2014. While the team didn’t perform as well, Pooran showed great maturity at such a young age. He could be a long-term prospect as the captain of the side. Pooran has already established himself to be one of the most important members of the batting line-up at the moment and these additional responsibilities will definitely bring the better out of him.