The ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 will begin in India on October 5. This tournament will have the top ten teams playing against each other, and one team will end up winning the biggest cricket tournament. England will defend their title and will face New Zealand in the tournament’s opener. A total of 48 games will be played, including the final on November 19.
This tournament will be the last World Cup for some of the biggest names in the game. Some players who are in their 35s or older will be playing in their last World Cup. There are a number of players who have been playing for a long time. And here we will talk about the oldest players that will be featured in the World Cup 2023.
Oldest Players to Play Cricket World Cup 2023
|Wesley Barresi||Netherlands||39y 127d||Batter|
|Roelof van der Merwe||Netherlands||38y 250d||All-rounder|
|Mohammad Nabi||Afghanistan||38y 255d||All-rounder|
|Ravichandran Ashwin||India||36y 353d||Bowler|
|David Warner||Australia||36y 314d||Batter|
|Shakib Al Hasan||Bangladesh||36y 186d||All-rounder|
|Dimuth Karunaratne||Sri Lanka||35y 158d||Batter|
|Mushfiqur Rahim||Bangladesh||36y 140d||Wicketkeeper|
|Rohit Sharma||India||36y 128d||Batter|
|Moeen Ali||England||36y 59d||All-rounder|
5. Ravichandran Ashwin (India) – 36 years 353 days
Veteran Indian off-spinner Ravi Ashwin made an entry after Axar Patel suffered an injury and was ruled out. And now he is on the team. Ashwin will probably play his last World Cup as he is 36 years and 353 days old at the moment. The off-spinner will be very important for the team with his experience. He has played 115 ODIs and taken 155 wickets as well.
4. Mahmudullah (Bangladesh) – 37 years 234 days
Former Bangladeshi captain Mahmudullah made a later entry into the squad. A few months ago, he was not part of Bangladesh’s scheme of things, but the selectors showed faith in him and picked him on the basis of his experience. Mahmudullah is 37 years and 234 days old and has played 221 ODIs. He has scored 5020 runs at 35.35 and also taken 82 wickets.
3. Mohammad Nabi (Afghanistan) – 38 years 255 days
Noor Ahmed from Afghanistan, who is just 18 years old, is the youngest in the World Cup 2023. Then, in his team, Mohammad Nabi (38 years, 255 days) is one of the oldest in this tournament. Nabi has been the backbone of his team with both the bat and the ball. He has played 147 ODIs, scored 3153 runs at 27.18, and taken 154 wickets as well.
2. Roelof van der Merwe (Netherlands) – 38 years 250 days
Veteran all-rounder Roelof van der Merwe is one of the oldest in the World Cup 2023. The spin all-rounder has also played for South Africa but switched to the Netherlands to pursue his cricket career. He is currently 38 years and 250 days old and has played 16 ODIs. Van der Merwe has scored 465 runs at 21.13 and also taken 56 wickets with the ball.
1. Wesley Barresi (Netherlands) – 39 years 127 days
The oldest player in the World Cup 2023 is Dutch top-order batter Wesley Barresi. He is 39 years and 127 days old, and he was also part of the 2011 World Cup in India for the team. Barresi is one of the most experienced batters on the team. He has played 45 ODIs and scored 1193 runs at 30.58 with a best of 137 not out.