The trio will be honored the ICC Hall of Fame 2023 before the first semi-final of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 between India and New Zealand at the Wankhede Stadium. De Silva, Edulji and Sehwag will join as inductees number 110, 111 and 112 respectively.
Legendary Indian opening batsman Virender Sehwag played a key role in two World Cup wins - 2007 T20 and 2011 ODI. Sehwag is credited with changing batting in Test cricket. Whereas earlier batsmen used to make Test matches obsolete by leaving the ball, Sehwag's formula was to make them obsolete by hitting them. He played 104 Tests, 251 ODIs and 19 T20 matches for India and has scored more than 17,000 runs in international cricket. Viru is among the four batsmen to score two third centuries in Tests. Sehwag also has a double century in ODI. He played his last match for India in 2013.
Former Sri Lankan cricketer and captain, Aravinda de Silva has played 93 Test and 308 ODI matches for Sri Lanka. He announced his retirement after the 2003 ODI World Cup. Aravinda scored 15,645 international runs and took 135 wickets. The former cricketer was an integral part of Sri Lanka's victory in the 1996 World Cup. He scored a half-century against India in the semi-finals of the tournament and an unbeaten century against Australia in the final.
Diana Edulji represented India for 17 years and is the first Indian woman to be inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame. She has played 20 Tests and 34 ODIs for India and has taken 63 and 46 wickets respectively. When Edulji retired after the 1993 World Cup, only Lyn Fullston had taken more wickets in international cricket.