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Five Cricketers Who Became World Champions Before Making Their Debut in that Particular Format

Winning a cricket championship brings prestige and recognition to the team, the players, and the nation they represent. It showcases their skills, dedication, and ability to perform under pressure.

It establishes them as champions and earns respect from fans, cricket experts, and the cricketing community as a whole. Individual players who perform exceptionally well in a championship often receive increased recognition and opportunities. 

Their market value rises, leading to better contracts, endorsements, and career prospects. Winning a championship can significantly boost a player's reputation, opening doors for further achievements and international recognition. The cricket betting sites cover all major cricket tournaments. The cricket betting sites have international odds with them.

A cricket team, consisting of eleven players on the field, is supported by additional players who become part of the team and support the team in the nets. In the past, we have witnessed some players who were not part of the playing XI but became World Champions without making their debut for the team in that particular format.

Piyush Chawla

Piyush Chawla, the former spin maestro of Team India, won the T20 World Cup in 2007 without making his debut for the team in that format. Piyush Chawla made his international debut for India in an ODI match against Bangladesh in 2007, a few months before the T20 World Cup held in September 2007.

Piyush Chawla eventually made his T20 debut for India in 2011 against the Netherlands. The leg spinner had to wait for three years to make his debut in the shortest format of the game for the country. However, when he finally made his debut, his talent for spin bowling was showcased to the world.

Josh Inglis

Josh Inglis is the most recent addition to this list. Australia emerged as World Champions in the Test format by defeating India in the recently held World Test Championship final at the Oval. Cricket Australia included Josh Inglis as a reserve wicket-keeper in case Alex Carey was not fit for the game.

However, Carey was fully fit for the match, and Inglis is still waiting for his Test debut. Nevertheless, Inglis is gaining popularity in the limited-overs format of the game for the Australian cricket team. He made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka in 2022 and his T20 debut against India in the same year.

James Tredwell

Tredwell made his international debut for England in a One Day International (ODI) against Sri Lanka in November 2006. He went on to play 45 ODIs for England, taking 57 wickets at an average of 31.29. Known for his accuracy and ability to restrict the flow of runs in the middle overs, Tredwell had already become a T20 World Champion as part of the England team that won the T20 World Cup in 2010. It was two years later, in 2012, that James Tredwell made his debut in the T20 format against India.

Sunil Valson

Valson is best known for his participation in the historic 1983 Cricket World Cup. He was a member of the Indian cricket team that won the tournament under the captaincy of Kapil Dev. Although Valson did not play any matches in the tournament, he played a crucial role behind the scenes as a reserve player and a member of the squad. Valson's inclusion in the playing XI during the World Cup was uncertain until the final match against the West Indies due to team strategy and pitch conditions, but he never made his international debut.

Lawrence Rowe

Rowe is regarded as one of the most talented batsmen to have represented the West Indies. He was a stylish right-handed batsman known for his elegant stroke play and ability to score runs at a brisk pace. Rowe made his international debut for the West Indies in 1972, playing his first Test match against New Zealand. However, he became an ODI World Cup champion without making his ODI debut, as the West Indies won the 1975 World Cup before he had the opportunity to play in the format.

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