5 Players who missed World Cup matches due to weird reasons

Most recently, West Indian star batter Shimron Hetmyer missed his flight for the T20 World Cup 2022 and was removed from the squad.

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4. Jofra Archer - Missed World Cup due to a fish tank

England's star pacer is going through a tough period due to injuries and hasn't played international cricket since March 2021. Archer is currently struggling due to the recurrence of a stress fracture to his lower back. But before that he had to undergo two surgeries to repair his elbow.

But in an oddity of sorts, he injured a tendon in his right hand while cleaning a fish tank in January 2021. During the scans, England's medical team found a small glass fragment and it was later removed after performing a surgery.  

After the surgery, Archer played in the County Championship in July. But the issue with his right elbow was not over as it eventually ruled him out of the T20 World Cup 2021 in UAE and the Ashes 2021-22. Archer has returned to net practice recently and is likely to make his comeback during England's ODI tour to South Africa in February-March 2023.

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