The Qualifiers for the world cup started a few days back, and the tournament is in full swing. In the midst of the cricket ICC T20 world cup, there have been a few players who have been really lucky to miss out. For sure this may turn out to be the worst feeling for a player. Each player tries to ensure that their fitness levels are at their peak, but injuries are bound to happen. Normally this tends to occur due to any unexpected move on their part in a cricket field.
Such players are ruled out at the starting stage of the tournament, or otherwise, they could miss a few important matches. Depending upon the extent of the injury, replacement players are named to be part of the tournament. The tournament starts on October 17, with the finals to be played on November 13th. Below is a compiled list of players who have failed to make the elite list due to injuries suffered before the tournament.
Due to a back injury, the player has been ruled out for the entire length of the tournament. His miss will be a great one for the Indian team, and Shami has been named his replacement. But whether he will be able to do the job depends upon his current bowling skills as he is coming back from Covid. Coupled with the fact Deepak Chahar to has gone on to join the injury list who was a handy addition with the bat.
Another player is to miss out on the T 20 world cup, and the reasons are strange. It can be attributed to personal reasons, but the cricket board was livid when he kept on missing flights. The board had no other option apart from removing him from the squad and his place was taken by Shamarh Brooks.
He was supposed to travel to Australia on October 1st, but after his request, his flight was rescheduled to Monday. But the Guyana cricket board went on to inform the West Indies cricket board that he will not be able to make it due to personal reasons. After this incident, he did evoke a fair share of criticism, but his girlfriend stood him for him. She went on to state that there are two sides to a story and the player went on to substantiate the claim.
The player from South Africa was really unfortunate to suffer a thumb injury in the recent series against India. South Africa went on to announce a replacement in the form of left-hand quick Marco Jansen. The extent of the injury is serious and he needs to undergo surgery. This was the one that he suffered during the third T-20 at Indore. The process of normal rehabilitation will follow, and the player is assumed to return back to cricket within the shortest time frame possible. In the few matches that he has played for his country, his contributions have been telling.
One of the notable misses in the present world cup. He is such a versatile cricketer that his performances on the field will lift the sagging spirits of the Indian team. It is really unfortunate that he had to miss the world cup due to a knee injury. Though India is blessed to have a like-for-like replacement in the form of Axar Patel, the presence of Jadeja will be missed. It is for the simple reason that he is a live wire in the Indian cricket team. It has to be said that the purple patch is one area that the team has gone on to solve but no comparison exists when it comes to the fielding skills of the player.
Another notable Indian player may consider himself unlucky to miss the world cup bus. The worst part is that he failed to make it to the T-20 squad against Australia and South Africa held recently. Consistency has always been an issue with the player, and finally, it is coming good in the last few games.
He is on the reserve player list of the Indian team due to the injuries of the fast-bowling unit. In the recently concluded one day series against South Africa, he was adjusted the man of the series. His ability to bowl upfront and at the back end would be appreciated. One of the issues with this bowler is that he has not been able to play consistently in the T-20 team. But his performance in the IPL has been a revelation. He is really unlucky to be sidelined in this bowling quarter and in the limited opportunities he has to showcase his talent.
Some experts have suggested that he would have been the ideal replacement of Bumrah due to the raw bounce and pace on the Australian wickets. His stellar yorker have been a delight, but the Indian team management had different views and put him on the reserve list. Not only his defensive skills are good he can reverse swing with the old ball.
Swing is his weapon, and that too at a good pace. The only problem with this player is that he falls into the same mould as B Kumar, but his batting skills give him a definite injury. In spite of being on the reserve list he could not make it due to the incidence of an injury. One has to state that his career has never taken off due to the list of injuries and the IPL was a testimony to this fact. CSK put all their money on him and he could hardly play due to the injuries.
Regular back injury has been a real cause of concern to him in the last few years. But one thing is for sure he is one of the best talents in the present edition of the world cup.