The upcoming edition of World Cup will begin from May 30 in England and Wales. Five-times and defending champions Australia will defend the title from favourites like India and England.
The most competitive cricket tournament has once again gone back to the 1992 round robin league format. All the 10 teams have announced their 15-man squad as per the notice from ICC.
Most of the squads announced are the same as predicted. However there are some players who have missed the final call to the World Cup squad. ICC have now picked an unlucky XI squad which have players who have missed the World Cup this year.
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Two Indians in unlucky XI World Cup squad
ICC took to Twitter to announce the unlucky XI squad. From India, they have selected the names of Ambati Rayudu and Rishabh Pant. Both the players were in contention but were left out in the last minute.
Pakistan has decided to go into the tournament without a backup wicketkeeper for Sarfraz Ahmed. As a result Mohammad Rizwan has been named in the unlucky XI squad. Rizwan recently scored two centuries against Australia.
Windies’ Kieron Pollard, Australia’s Peter Handscomb and Sri Lanka’s Niroshan Dickwella are also part of the squad. Another surprise inclusion is England’s Jofra Archer. He is named in upcoming ODI series against Pakistan, but not in WC squad.
Here is ICC’s unlucky XI World Cup squad:
Niroshan Dickwella, Ambati Rayudu, Rishabh Pant, Peter Handscomb, Dinesh Chandimal, Kieron Pollard, Mohammad Rizwan, Asif Ali, Jofra Archer, Akila Dananjaya and Mohammad Amir