3 players who were vice-captains in the 2015 ODI WC but will captain the squad in the 2023 ODI WC
ODI World Cup 2023 will be a big opportunity for many cricketers to show their leadership skills. While it will be a chance for some from the 2019 edition to have another crack at the event, for the others, it will be a new experience. On that note, in this article, we take a look at 3 players who were vice-captains in the 2015 ODI WC but will captain the squad in the 2023 ODI WC.
1) Jos Buttler - England
It is interesting that despite being in the leadership group, it is after 8 years that Buttler is getting a chance to lead in the World Cup. Of course, this has much to do with the superb influence of Eoin Morgan on the England white-ball setup. Nevertheless, it will be a big challenge for Buttler to do well in the 2023 edition. Most teams will be prepared against them while England themselves have some issues, be it form or injury.
2) Kane Williamson - New Zealand
Kane Williamson is one of the players who were vice-captains in the 2015 ODI WC but will captain the squad in the 2023 ODI WC. The Kiwi skipper was Brendon McCullum's deputy when they reached the finals in 2015. Kane was the skipper when the Kiwis reached the finals again in 2019. This time around, Williamson will be desperate to go all the way and give that elusive trophy to New Zealand.
3) Andrew Balbirnie - Ireland
Ireland has still not confirmed their spot in the World Cup but the squad will be a part of the qualifiers. Top-order batter Balbirnie, who was the vice-captain of the side in 2015 ODI World Cup will lead the squad in the upcoming edition.