Seven players who might be playing their last ODI World Cup in 2023

Here are the seven superstar cricketers who could be playing the ODI Cricket World Cup for one final time.

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Seven players who might be playing their last ODI World Cup in 2023

Virat Kohli and Steve Smith (source-twitter)

The 2023 ODI World Cup is just 3 days away and the anticipation and excitement is reaching a crescendo. Ten teams vie for the biggest trophy in ODI Cricket history. This year there are several new stars who are set to embark on a journey to etch their name in history.

Then there are players who are in the sunset of their playing careers. This 2023 ODI World Cup could very well be the last time these players could wear their national colours. Some of these players have brought laurels for their national side.

Here’s a list of seven players who could don their national jersey for the last time.

publive-image Virat Kohli and Steve Smith (source-twitter)

Rohit Sharma – India

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The Indian skipper is one of the best players in cricket right now. The 36-year-old will be leading India for the first and perhaps only time in World Cup history. By the time the next World Cup comes through in 2027 in South Africa, Rohit Sharma will be 40 years old. It is unlikely the current Indian skipper will be playing cricket for India by that time.

David Warner – Australia

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Regarded as one of the greatest batters of this era, David Warner has done it all in cricket. The 36-year-old was part of the team that won the ODI World Cup in 2015. The 2023 ODI World Cup could be the last time we see David Warner in a global event donning the yellow jersey.

Virat Kohli – India

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While many fans may want him to be part of the 2027 ODI World Cup, Virat Kohli may think otherwise. The former Indian skipper is one of the two surviving members from the 2011 World Cup. If India goes on to win the tournament, the 34-year-old may want to bow out on a high.

Steve Smith – Australia

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The former Australian skipper is known to be one of the greatest batters of this era. Smith just like David Warner has a World Cup under his belt. The 2023 ODI World Cup in India may be the last time we see Steve Smith and his unorthodox batting on the global stage. World Cup number six may just be the ideal swansong for the man from Sydney.

Shakib Al Hasan – Bangladesh

publive-image Shakib Al Hasan (source-twitter)

The Bangladeshi skipper has signalled his intention to call time on his career in the ODI format. Shakib is the best all-rounder Cricket has seen and the 36-year-old is riding off into the sunset after playing five World Cups.

Kane Williamson – New Zealand

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Considered an artist with the bat, Kane Williamson at 33 years old has achieved great things for his nation. The Kiwi captain has played two World Cup finals and fallen short each time. This may very well be the last time we see the genial Kane Williamson wield the bat like a paintbrush.

Mushfiqur Rahim – Bangladesh

publive-image Mushfiqur Rahim (source-twitter)

Yet another Bangladeshi great who could sing his swansong during the 2023 ODI World Cup. Mushfiqur Rahim has been the architect of many big wins for Bangladesh both as a player and captain. The diminutive wicket-keeper at 36 years old is out for a final hurrah during the upcoming event.

ODI World Cup 2023 Shakib Al Hasan Kane Williamson Mushfiqur Rahim Rohit Sharma Virat Kohli David Warner Steve Smith