Usually, a big show in an ICC event must give an opportunity for a player in the next event, as well. However, if the format is different, a lot of dynamics could change. Therefore, some of the best performers in the 2023 ODI World Cup might not even play in the next ICC white-ball event. Here, we take a look at three superb performers in the 2023 ODI World Cup who might not play in the 2024 T20 World Cup.
1) Mohammed Shami
After the 2021 T20 World Cup, Shami did not play a single T20I game until he was named as the replacement for Jasprit Bumrah for the 2022 T20 World Cup. During this phase, the management had moved on from Shami as a T20 bowler.
Although his performance might have been great, India could go with the newer pacers for the mega-event next year. For his fitness sake, also, keeping Shami for only Tests and ODIs might be a better idea.
2) Rassie van der Dussen
Rassie van der Dussen is one of the superb performers in the 2023 ODI World Cup who might not play in the 2024 T20 World Cup. The South African batter has done well in the World Cup but has struggled to accelerate when required.
It is possible that Aiden Markram might opt to bat at No.3 in T20Is. There is also the possibility of Dewald Brevis coming in here. Talents like Tristan Stubbs are waiting for their chances. Hence, we might not see Rassie in the USA and West Indies next year.
3) Dilshan Madushanka
Unless Sri Lanka’s ban is not lifted by the ICC, it is unlikely that they will play in the 2024 T20 World Cup. It would be a massive disappointment for the side, which has many special talents.
Dilshan Madushanka is one of them. One of the best left-arm pacers right now, he might not get to play in the next year’s World Cup. For the fans, as well, this is a disappointment, to see a player who collected 21 wickets in the 2023 ODI World Cup not play next year.