The ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 is almost here, and cricket fans worldwide are eagerly looking forward to the 13th edition of this prestigious tournament.
The defending champions, England, will kick off the competition against New Zealand on October 5 in the World Cup 2023.
Meanwhile, all ten participating teams of ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 are busy with their preparations, including warm-up matches. Team India is getting ready to start their campaign against Australia on October 8.
— ICC (@ICC) October 4, 2023
One of the exciting things about World Cup 2023 is that it features many experienced players who have had long and successful international careers.
For some of these seasoned cricketers, World Cup 2023 could be their last appearance on such a big stage. Despite their age, these players are still incredibly valuable assets to their respective teams.
1. Wesley Barresi (Netherlands)
DOB: May 3, 1984
Age: 39 years, 149 days
ODI debut: July 1, 2010 vs Scotland
Wesley Barresi, who is 39 years and 149 days old, is the oldest player gearing up for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. He’s a seasoned Dutch batsman with over a decade of experience, and his skills and know-how will be crucial for the Netherlands in the upcoming tournament.
Barresi started his international cricket journey back in 2010 and has played 45 ODIs for the Dutch team. His long-standing career is a testament to his unwavering dedication and love for the game.
This won’t be Barresi’s first time on the World Cup stage. He was part of the Netherlands’ squad in the 2011 World Cup. Returning to this prestigious event after more than a decade, Barresi brings a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of the challenges and pressures that come with representing his country in a global competition.
2. Mohammad Nabi (Afghanistan)
DOB: January 1, 1985
Age: 38 years, 271 days
ODI debut: April 19, 2009 vs Scotland
3. Mahmudullah (Afghanistan)
DOB: February 4, 1986,
Age: 37 years, 237 days
ODI debut: July 25, 2007 vs Sri Lanka
4. Ravichandran Ashwin (India)
DOB: September 17, 1986
Age: 37 years, 12 days
ODI debut: January 5, 2010 vs Zimbabwe
5. David Warner (Australia)
DOB: October 27, 1986
Age: 36 years 337 days
ODI debut: January 18, 2009 vs South Africa
6. Moeen Ali (England)
DOB: June 18, 1987
Age: 36 years, 103 days
ODI debut: February 28, 2014 vs West Indies
7. Dimuth Karunaratne (Sri Lanka)
DOB: April 21, 1988
Age: 35 years, 161 days
ODI debut: July 9, 2011 vs England
8. Tim Southee (New Zealand)
DOB: December 11, 1988
Age: 34 years, 292 days
ODI debut: July 15, 2008 vs England
9. Rassie van der Dussen (South Africa)
DOB: February 7, 1989
Age: 34 years, 234 days
ODI debut: January 19, 2019 vs Pakistan
10. Iftikhar Ahmed (Pakistan)
DOB: September 3, 1990,
Age: 33 years 26 days
ODI debut: November 13, 2015 vs England