The ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 is just around the corner, set to kick off on October 5 and run for a thrilling 46 days. It promises to bring an exciting cricketing atmosphere to the host country.
For any cricketer, representing their own country in the World Cup is the ultimate achievement. Some achieve this dream early in their careers, while others have to wait for a long time. Interestingly, the World Cup 2023 will feature several players who are 36 years old or older, showcasing their experience and skill on the global stage.
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On the flip side, there will also be some young talents making their mark in this tournament. Let’s take a look at the five youngest players in the World Cup 2023:
Matheesha Pathirana (20 years, 291 days) – Hailing from Sri Lanka:
Matheesha Pathirana is a promising fast bowler. He has already tasted success while playing for the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League and will be eager to replicate that success in the national team.
Dunith Wellalage (20 years, 269 days) – Another Sri Lankan talent:
Dunith Wellalage is a left-arm spinner who is relatively new to international cricket. He has already made a name for himself and performed well in the Asia Cup.
Vikramjit Singh (20 years, 269 days) – Representing the Netherlands:
Vikramjit Singh is a young batsman who is expected to carry the hopes of Canada. With a solid record of 808 runs in 25 ODIs at an impressive average of 32, he will be a key player for the Dutch team.
Aryan Dutt (20 years, 146 days) – Aryan Dutt, also from the Netherlands:
is the second youngest player in the World Cup. He is a right-arm off-break bowler and has already taken 20 wickets for his team.
Noor Ahmad (18 years, 275 days) – Afghanistan’s rising star:
Noor Ahmad, is the youngest player in the tournament. Despite his age, he is set to participate in the biggest tournament of his career. Expect to see him on a steep learning curve as he competes on this grand stage.
These young talents alongside the experienced veterans will make the 2023 World Cup an exciting and competitive event to watch.