Best XI that might not play the World Cup 2023

All these players are playing cricket at the moment and hardly anyone of them announced retirement as yet.

MS Dhoni dismissal
MS Dhoni dismissal. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Four years from now, there’ll possibly be about ten teams fighting hard for a World Cup. It is a long-cherished dream for any cricketer to want to lift the glorious trophy. Right from a very young age, cricketers impression the idea of playing at this stage and performing well for their respective team. However, there is a huge fix here.

Age is usually a massive factor and in between every two World Cups, a cricketer gets four years older. Thus, for the players who are already in their mid-30s, it is tough to keep up with the demands of the sport. As a result, for the upcoming edition of the tournament that will be played in India, we might miss a few legends of the game.

Here is the Best XI formed by the players who might possibly not play the World Cup 2023:

1. Mohammad Hafeez | Pakistan

Mohammad Hafeez
Mohammad Hafeez of Pakistan (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Mohammad Hafeez has been serving Pakistan cricket for quite a long time now. The Punjab-born cricketer has been quite handy both with the bat as well as the ball. Hafeez adapts to different situations really well and has got immense experience.

He has also retired from Test cricket now and is possibly looking to extend his career in limited-over formats. However, he is already 38-years-old now. Moreover, Hafeez did not have the best of times in the World Cup 2019 and it is quite tough to fit him into the opening slot in ODI cricket.

His retirement is just around the corner and there is no chance that he’d play the World Cup 2023. He’d be 42-years-old by then and it will get tough for him to play that tournament. At most, Hafeez might play the T20 World Cup in 2020 and then bid adieu to the game.


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