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There are not even 100 days left in the World Cup

By Vipin - August 7, 2023 - Last updated on Aug 07, 2023 03:06 PM
There are not even 100 days left in the World Cup

Such praise from the mouth of Lara, one of the greatest batsmen of the world, is very special for Indian cricket because India's performance in the West Indies series has been mixed. The 1-0 win in the two-match Test series and the 2-1 win in the 3-match ODI series definitely gives peace of mind, but she does not believe that this team can beat any team anywhere.

By the way, if we analyze Lara's statement closely, then the question also arises whether this reservoir of talent is preventing the team from settling And the bigger question is, can BCCI really field three teams together


Maybe in T20, but it is difficult in ODIs and in Tests, there are no options for seniors in the first team itself. Although the cycle of Test World Championship has just started but the ODI World Cup is right in front.

Doubt on the appearance of the team

Two months later, the World Cup of ICC one-day matches will be held in India. In 2011, the Indian team became the champion on the home ground itself. Team India is considered to be favorite this time too, but there is still doubt on how the outline of the Indian team will be.


The main reason for this is the continuous changes in the Indian team for some time. In such a situation, the team has not been able to settle down like a strong unit. At least for the last one year, the priority of the Indian selectors should be the ODI World Cup.

In the last two World Cups, the Indian team has not been able to reach the finals and this situation ruins their claim that Team India is the top team in the world. There are only six superpower teams in cricket and if you remain at number 3 or 4 then it is a shameful thing for a cricket crazy country like India. Hope to fix it. The selectors must have also geared up but their pick and drop policy is not working.

Why not Tilak Verma in the ODI team

For example, see the election of Tilak Verma in the last T20 match.

After a good performance in IPL, he was selected in the team and he played well. But what is the need of the Indian ODI team right now Many experts have said that there is a need for left-handed batsmen in the team – Gambhir, Yuvraj and Raina did not allow the opposition bowling to settle in the 2011 world winning team.


If Tilak Verma had to be tried, then he should have got a chance in ODIs as well. And if we look at the Indian teams of the last six months, then there is only a famine of left-handed batsmen. Yashasvi Jaiswal was selected in the Test itself and another candidate Shivam Dubey will also play in Ireland for the T20 team only.

Constant change is not free from danger

If we look at the statistics of this year, we will find that whether it is T20 or ODI, changes have been made continuously in the Indian team. If you take a look, you will find that in the last 6-7 months, the Indian team has tried a total of nine batsmen in ODIs and T20s.


Among them, there were many players who got to play only one or two matches or were only part of the team as a traveler – sometimes Prithvi Shaw, sometimes Rituraj Gaikwad, sometimes Rajat Patidar. Neither the selectors showed full faith in these players, nor did they secure their places in the few matches they got.

Selection issues in bowling and keeping

Anyway, like the openers, many changes have also been seen in Indian bowling and keeping. Shivam Mavi, who used to bowl express pace till some time ago, has suddenly disappeared from the radar. Like Bumrah, Mohammed Shami is also used to injury. Umesh Yadav is on a career decline and Arshdeep Singh or Umran Malik have not been able to bring maturity to their bowling beyond IPL.


In such a situation, once again Avesh Khan is given a place in the team knowing that his recent game has not been anything special. On the other hand, if we look at the keepers, Ishaan Kishan, KL Rahul, Sanju Samson, Shrikar Bharat and Jitesh Sharma have got a place in the teams during this period.

It is up to one to choose – and there is also a hint to solve this first one – the players who were given continuous opportunities by the selectors, the same players seem ready. Ishaan Kishan in Keepers and Mukesh Kumar in Bowlers have been fed continuously and both have shown good game. At least Ishaan Kishan's place seems confirmed.

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