This year’s most important tournament will be the ODI World Cup 2023. In 2023, the ODI World Cup will take place in October and November. India hosts the tournament, and all the games will take place at various locations. The BCCI has finalized its list of 13 potential ICC event sites.
The ODI World Cup in 2023 will include 10 teams. Round-robin play will be used during the tournament. One game will take place between each club. After the regular season, the top four clubs in the standings advance to the playoffs. The final match will include the two advancing teams from the semis. Indian squad for ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 is as follows.
Indian Squad For ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 (Probable)
Here is the probable Indian squad for ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023:
Openers- Rohit Sharma (C) and Shubman Gill
Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill are two openers likely to be included in the Indian squad for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. Rohit Sharma will lead India’s squad. The right-handed batsman has scored 371 runs in 8 ODIs this year, with 2 centuries and 1 half-century, for a strike rate of 46.37.
So far in 2023, Shubman Gill has also been an outstanding batter. He has an impressive batting average of 78.0 after scoring 624 runs in 9 ODIs. Gill has demonstrated his current peak fitness with a lift of 3 tonnes and 1.5 kilograms. Against New Zealand, he also scored a double-century.
Middle Order- Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav
Virat Kohli’s batting skills in the middle of the order will be key. The right-handed batsman has hit two hundred in one-day internationals in 2018. Kohli has scored 427 runs in 9 ODIs at a staggering average of 53.37.
Shreyas Iyer will be out of commission as he recovers from back surgery. The ODI World Cup 2023 will begin in October, but he will likely return by then. With three One-Day Internationals under his belt this year, he scored 94 runs. Suryakumar Yadav might give India another option in the middle of the order. The right-handed batsman has put up 433 runs in 23 ODIs.
Wicketkeepers- KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant
KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant are two possible choices for wicketkeeper in the Indian squad for ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. KL Rahul’s batting position will be in the middle order. The right-handed batsman has scored 226 runs at a 56.50 batting average in 6 ODIs in 2018.
Rishabh Pant could make a comeback after a few months of rest and rehabilitation. Therefore, he can be chosen for the ODI World Cup in 2023. Pant will likely start as wicketkeeper for the team.
All-Rounders- Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel
Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, and Axar Patel are some potential all-rounders for the Indian squad for ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. Pandya will bowl at a medium pace, while Jadeja and Patel can bowl with either hand. Each of these players shined in the most recent ODI series between India and Australia.
Spinners- Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal
Possible spinner selections include Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal. Yadav, who returned to the Indian team following a stellar showing in IPL 2022, has taken 15 wickets in 21.13 overs thus far in 2023. Chahal has only played in 2 ODIs this year, but he has already taken 3 wickets.
Pacers- Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj
India’s ODI World Cup 2023 success depends heavily on Jasprit Bumrah’s performance as a bowler. Since September 2022, Bumrah has been sidelined due to injury but is working hard to return to the field in time for the ODI World Cup. He just had back surgery and will be out of commission for at least four to five months.
India will also use pacers, Mohammed Siraj and Mohammed Shami. These two bowlers have been the driving force behind this year’s ODI pace attack. Shami has taken 10 wickets in 8 ODIs this year, while Siraj has taken 19 at an average of 13.21.
The final roster of Indian squad for ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 includes a few unexpected names. However, we were prepared for some curveballs from the BCCI. For all details on the Indian team participating in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, head over to the Cricket Asia website.