The three-match ODI series between India and Australia, which also acts as the final warm-up for the Cricket World Cup 2023 that starts on October 5, will feature some of the critical moments for India to pay attention to.
It will be head coach Rahul Dravid's last opportunity to test the bench strength because the Indian batting line-up's main players, including captain Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, will be rested for the first two games, along with star spinner Kuldeep Yadav and star all-rounder Hardik Pandya.
The Indian cricket team will want to make the most of the ODI series in order to best position themselves for the Cricket World Cup 2023.
After winning a record-breaking eighth Asia Cup championship, the Indian cricket team will be determined to continue its winning streak during the Australia series. In the 2023 Asia Cup, the squad captained by Rohit Sharma had only lost one game.
His goal is to completely dominate Australia in the series and carry this momentum into the next Cricket World Cup. Dravid will also be able to evaluate the performance of the players warming up during the Asia Cup.
Players like Mohammed Shami, Shreyas Iyer, and Suryakumar Yadav will be recognised for their styles. Washington Sundar and Ravichandran Ashwin will also be put to the test. Ashwin is anticipated to replace the injured Axar Patel on the World Cup squad.
Axar Patel's return from injury and the performance of the recently recovered Shreyas Iyer will be monitored. Recently, India has been glad to witness several of its important players recovering from their ailments, KL Rahul back in the game with a blast, but a new wave of injuries has once again threatened their Cricket World Cup preparations.
Based on the fact that the Cricket World Cup 2023 would be held in India in October-November, dew is likely to play an important role. For India, it would be an excellent opportunity to put their skills to the test in difficult conditions. While batting becomes much easier in such conditions, moisture makes protecting a total difficult. India must be eager to put their bowling, particularly their spin, to the test in the second innings.
India squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya (vc), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Axar Patel, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav.