To become a captain in an ODI World Cup takes a lot of effort. For starters, the player should be a captain in, at least, the premier T20 competition of his country. Of course, it is a different format, but the T20 competition includes many players and the white-ball captain of the country should be leading a side. However, this is not the case for a few. On that note, here, we take a look at three captains in the 2023 ODI World Cup who are not captains in their country’s premier T20 tournament.
1) Temba Bavuma – SA20
When SA20 started, Temba Bavuma was the captain of the South African T20I side. Yet, he did not get picked by any franchise in the tournament. It was a big shock for everyone involved.
Nevertheless, in a later window, Sunrisers Eastern Cape picked Bavuma. The franchise went on to win the tournament. They have now retained him for the next season. However, it will be Aiden Markram who will be leading the side.
2) Pat Cummins – Big Bash League
Pat Cummins is one of the captains in the 2023 ODI World Cup who are not captains in their country’s premier T20 tournament. In BBL, it is hard to witness the premier Australian starts take part in the tournament. This is affecting the viewership and talks are ongoing to address it.
A Sydney Thunder player in the past, Pat has not played in BBL for a while. Hence, it is obvious that he is not the skipper. That said, if he gets a chance, he must do this season, considering there is a T20 World Cup in 2024.
3) Kane Williamson – Super Smash
Like with Australia, New Zealand also does not have a local T20 league in which the local stars participate regularly. Kane, as expected, does not play often here.
While he has led different T20 franchises, he is not a skipper in New Zealand. That said, like with Cummins, he might also want to participate in the upcoming season.