ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 India’s Squad announced by BCCI.

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The BCCI, under the leadership of Ajit Agarkar, has unveiled the highly anticipated 15-man squad for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 on 5th Sept.’2023, scheduled to begin in October 2023 in India. The selection process resulted in both expected and unexpected inclusions.

Openers: Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill

At the top of the order, Rohit Sharma, the team captain, and Shubman Gill are poised to take on the role of opening batsmen for Team India. Their recent partnership in Kandy, where they secured a dominant 10-wicket win over Nepal, demonstrated their prowess. Both have a history of scoring double centuries in the ODI format, promising strong starts for India in the World Cup.

Middle-Order: Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, and Suryakumar Yadav

Virat Kohli’s inclusion was a given, but there were doubts surrounding Shreyas Iyer and Suryakumar Yadav. Iyer, who recently returned from injury, needs to regain his form quickly after a modest comeback performance against Pakistan. Suryakumar Yadav’s X-factor qualities earned him a spot despite some underwhelming performances in 50-over cricket.

Wicket-Keepers: Ishan Kishan and KL Rahul

Ishan Kishan’s 82-run knock against Pakistan demonstrates his ability to be a key player. He has four straight half-centuries in ODIs and will face off against either KL Rahul or Shreyas Iyer for a spot in the starting XI. Rahul adds stability and game awareness to the middle order, but there are still some doubts about his form after a protracted injury layoff.

All-Rounders: Hardik Pandya (Vice-Captain), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, and Axar Patel

The all-rounder category presents some surprises. Shardul Thakur’s superior batting skills have secured his spot at No. 8, adding depth to the lineup. Axar Patel’s inclusion offers flexibility, especially on slower pitches when an additional spinner might be required. Hardik Pandya assumes the role of vice captain.

Spinner: Kuldeep Yadav

The only specialist spinner in the team, Kuldeep Yadav, defeated Yuzvendra Chahal in the selection process. His leg-break skills will be crucial for India, especially during the middle overs, where spinners often make the difference.

Fast Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami, and Mohammad Siraj

In the ICC Men’s ODI Bowling Rankings, Jasprit Bumrah, the top-ranked Indian pacer, will be in charge of the pace attack. Mohammad Shami secures his place for the third consecutive ODI World Cup appearance.

In Summary:

The Indian squad for the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023 combines experience, emerging talents, and strategic surprises. With Rohit Sharma at the helm, this lineup hopes to make a name for itself on the international stage, and cricket fans around the world are eagerly awaiting their performance.


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