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The ODI World Cup is to be played in India only in October-November this year. Only Rohit Sharma will be seen handling the command of Team India in this tournament. At the same time, the selection of players like Virat Kohli and opening batsman Shubman Gill is almost certain.
1. Rohit Sharma (Captain), 2. Shubman Gill, 3. Virat Kohli, 4. Shreyas Iyer, 5. Ishan Kishan, 6. KL Rahul, 7. Hardik Pandya (Vice-captain), 8. Suryakumar Yadav, 9. Ravindra Jadeja, 10. Axar Patel, 11. Shardul Thakur, 12. Jasprit Bumrah, 13. Mohd. Shami, 14. Mohd. Siraj, 15. Kuldeep Yadav
|Openers||Middle Order||All Rounders||Fast Bowlers||Spinners|
|Rohit Sharma||Virat Kohli||Hardik Pandya||Jasprit Bumrah||Yuzvendra Chahal|
|Shubman Gill||Shreyas Iyer||Akshar Patel||Mohammed Shami||Kuldeep Yadav|
|Ishaan Kishan||Suryakumar Yadav||Ravindra Jadeja||Mohammed Siraj||Ravi Bishnoi|
|Shikhar Dhawan||KL Rahul||Washington Sundar||Arshdeep Singh||-|
|Rituraj Gaikwad||Sanju Samson||Deepak Hooda||Prasidh Krishna||-|
|-||Rishabh Pant||Aunders||Umran Malik||-|
The BCCI had told that 20 players have been decided for the ODI World Cup, which will be rotated from time to time. Also, the National Cricket Academy will work closely with the selectors on their workload management. However, the board did not reveal the names of those 20 players. However, fans have started speculating about the shortlist of 20 players from Team India for the ODI World Cup 2023.
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Team India squads in ODI World Cup 2023, We are telling you the list of 28 players, out of which players can be rotated for different ODI series. From these, the Indian squad can be selected for the ODI World Cup. There are five openers in these 28 players. There are six middle-order batsmen, while five are finishers or rather all-rounders. Nine fast bowlers have also been included in this list. At the same time, there are three players as specialist spinners.
Captain Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Ishaan Kishan, Shikhar Dhawan and Rituraj Gaikwad are the prominent names as openers for the World Cup. Though Rohit, Shubman, Ishaan and Dhawan would be favorites for the role, Dhawan was not named in Team India for the ODI series against Sri Lanka. In such a situation, it will be a matter to be seen whether the selectors call back Dhawan for the upcoming series or not. Shubman and Ishaan are in excellent form.
Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav and KL Rahul are almost certain to be selected in the squad for batting in the middle order. Apart from these, Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson will also be in the eyes of the selectors. However, Pant met with a car accident last month. Also he was not selected for the ODI series against Sri Lanka. In such a situation, Pant's return before the ODI World Cup is considered difficult.
Finishers and all-rounders are the lifeblood of any team. India won the 2011 World Cup because Team India had many bowling options. In such a situation, India will need all-rounders in this World Cup as well. India will need bowlers in the lower order who can hit big. The names of Hardik Pandya and Akshar Patel are believed to be fixed in the squad. It will be a matter to be seen when Ravindra Jadeja, who has been out of Team India since September, returns and how his form is. Jadeja is one of the best all-rounders in India and his presence can be very beneficial for the team. Apart from these three, Washington Sundar and Deepak Hooda will also be the target of the selectors as all-rounders.
The Indian team has built up a whole pack of pace batteries over the years. Injuries to veteran fast bowlers like Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami have also benefited other fast bowlers. During this, bowlers like Siraj, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik emerged. If Bumrah stays fit then his, Shami, and Siraj's selection in the squad is almost certain. The legendary Krishna will also be in the sights of the selectors, but he is currently injured. Apart from these, Arshdeep, Umran, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar and Kuldeep Sen can be included in the squad.
This year the World Cup is to be held in India, in which the role of spinners will be important. In such a situation, the selection of Yuzvendra Chahal and chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav is almost certain. Kuldeep is in excellent form at the moment. At the same time, Chahal is also proving to be economical. Apart from these, Ravi Bishnoi will also be included in the list of selectors.