Usually, a cricketer gets a chance to lead a side in only one World Cup edition. Unless, of course, he wins it, he will get to captain in more than one campaign. In recent times, there is hardly any example of a captain getting two opportunities to have a crack at the trophy. That said, in the upcoming 2023 ODI World Cup, we do have two instances. These players can consider themselves lucky for getting more than one chance. Here, we take a look at two captains who failed to win the World Cup in previous editions but will still be a captain in the 2023 ODI WC.
1) Kane Williamson – 2019 ODI World Cup
Kane Williamson was the captain of New Zealand in the 2019 ODI World Cup. It was by a whisker, but the Kiwis lost the final in the most dramatic fashion. Although he has been injured for the last few months, he has still been named as the skipper of the Kiwis for the upcoming World Cup.
Kane did a great job in 2019. Since then, he also helped New Zealand win the World Test Championship. Hence, it is not a surprise to see him get one more opportunity.
2) Shakib Al Hasan – 2011 ODI World Cup
Shakib Al Hasan is one of the captains who failed to win the World Cup in previous editions but will still be a captain in the 2023 ODI WC. The Bangladesh all-rounder is the only player who was the captain in the 2011 World Cup and will also be the skipper in the 2023 ODI World Cup.
Tamim Iqbal had to resign from the post recently. Bangladesh management did not have a lot of options and hence, they had to choose Shakib. The team has a good core and if their spinners can step up consistently, they will have a chance to go far in the tournament.