ICC Cricket World Cup: Lineup changed due to injury (part 2)

There are many consecutive injuries happening at the ICC World Cup 2019.

South Africa

The fast players Kagiso Rabada and Dale Steyn are the South Africans who have the biggest problems before the 2019 ICC World Cup. Both players were injured in the IPL and were eliminated from the tournament midway through the group stage.

However, Protis Gibson’s coach, Proteas has revealed that both Rabada and Steyn are fully monitoring the proper recovery before the World Cup begins. As a result, South Africa did not adjust their squad.

Previously, Anrich Nortje was initially included in the 15-man squad but on May 7, 2019, he was eliminated from the tournament with a hand injury and was replaced by Chris Morris.


England’s original 15-man squad included batsman Alex Hales, who later withdrew from the team following a ban on him for use of recreational drugs.

The British cricket council (ECB) chose not to name the replacement. They can move forward with a 14-man squad or wait for the Pakistani series to end before finding another player to complete the squad.

New Zealand

New Zealandist Tom Latham was injured in a recent practice match against Australia. The wicket keeper bat is likely to miss the opening match Kiwis, against Sri Lanka on June 1.

Therefore, New Zealand chose a backup wicket holder in the form of Tom Blundell. Remarkably, Blundell has not yet played his first ODI and so we can witness the rare occasion of an international debut player during the World Cup.

Besides Blundell, BJ Watling and Tim Seifert are also on standby for Kiwis, according to their main choice.


Australia announced their 15-man squad on April 15. The original squad consisted of speed jogger Jhye Richardson, who subsequently suffered a dislocated shoulder.

On May 8, 2019, Cricket Australia (CA) recruiters announced that Kane Richardson would replace him in the squad.