Steve Smith and Mitchell Starc Ruled out of ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Due to Injury

Steve Smith and Mitchell Starc ruled out of ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 due to injury. While Mitchell Starc has been given the captaincy of the one-day international and Twenty20 formats, Steve Smith and Mitchell Starc have been disqualified from Australia’s upcoming white-ball tour to South Africa.

Starc (groyne) and Smith (wrist) were taken out of the team on Friday, but they should be okay for the ODI World Cup in India, which starts in October.

Smith will be out for an additional four weeks due to a tendon injury to his left wrist. Ashton Turner, the captain of the Perth Scorchers, enters the T20 squad in place of Marnus Labuschagne, who will represent his nation of birth in the ODI team.

Starc played in the World Test Championship final and four of the five Ashes Tests against England in the United Kingdom. Cricket Australia said that Starc has experienced “groyne soreness” since his return. Starc suffered a shoulder issue late in the tour, but CA claimed that it is unrelated to his absence.

National selection panel chair George Bailey said, “The compressed Ashes series and the World Test Championship was a heavy load for the group, and we are taking a conservative approach to the build-up to the World Cup.”

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According to recommendations, it was decided that it was best for Steve because the World Cup was the team’s first priority.

Spencer Johnson, a left-arm paceman without any experience who was already selected for the T20 team, will now also play in the ODI team.

Pat Cummins is rehabilitating from a damaged wrist, thus Starc, who was already named the T20 captain, will also serve as the team’s ODI captain.

Since coming back from the UK, where he participated in the WTC final and four of the five Ashes Tests, Starc has been dealing with groyne pain. Spencer Johnson will be able to continue on for the ODI phase of the tour and maybe make his international debut in both white-ball formats thanks to his absence.

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