ICC ODI Cricket World Cup is the most exciting and awaited event in cricket. The 2023 World Cup will be the 13th edition of the CWC and will commence on the 5th of October and the penultimate match will be played on the 19th of November in Ahmedabad. After 12 long years, India will host the World Cup again and will eye to break the trophy draught at home.
In 2011, India won their 2nd ODI World Cup title under MS Dhoni’s leadership. Afterward, the Men in Blue played semi-finals in the 2015 and 2019 WC. For the last 10 years, India has been struggling to win knockout games in the ICC events, so this is the perfect time for them to turn the table and bring the trophy back home.
The coveted World Cup has ignited the fire in fans like every year and they are eager to get an idea about India’s probable squad for World Cup 2023. Considering the current form and performance of the players, our team has sorted out 15 players for the upcoming WC.
Skipper Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill should open the innings for India following their great run with the bat in 2023. Sharma averages 47.87 while Gill possesses an impressive average of 68.18 and is the 4th highest run-getter this year with 750 runs in 12 games.
At no.3, Virat Kohli should come as he is extraordinary at that position and has amassed 427 runs at 53.37 so far in 2023, including 2 centuries. India’s 4th down has created a lot of noise lately amid the injury of Shreyas Iyer. In the absence of Iyer, India tried mostly Suryakumar Yadav but he failed miserably, getting 127 runs in 10 matches at a poor average of 14.11. So if Iyer gets back in the groove he can fill the void again.
The wicket-keeper of the Indian cricket team in the non-appearance of talented Rishabh Pant should be KL Rahul if he is fit to play. The ace batter has been in terrific touch in 2023, getting 226 runs at a captivating average of 56.50. Hardik Pandya will follow Rahul down the order as the top potential fast-bowling all-rounder in the team currently. With the bat, the charismatic batter has amassed 280 runs at a 31.11 average while bagging 10 wickets with the ball in hand this year.
Now if we talk about the spin bowlers in playing xi in India’s squad for the World Cup 2023, Ravindra Jadeja is a must-have player with exquisite bowling and batting skills. He has amassed 113 runs and bagged 5 wickets at a stunning economy rate of 4.72 in the ongoing season. The other spinner would be the special chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav who has spun his web amazingly to claim 22 wickets in 11 games at a stunning average of 17.18 this season.
The three go-to fast bowlers in the squad would be Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj, and Mohammad Shami. Being India’s most successful pacer in 2023, Siraj has made the ball talk with the new ball and old ball equally and grabbed 19 wickets in 8 games. On the other hand, Bengal pacer Mohammad Shami’s journey has been decent enough as he has picked up 10 wickets in 8 games. Unfortunately, Bumrah has not played any ODIs this year due to injury issues however, he would definitely be a part of the playing XI subject to his fitness and previous ICC tournament experiences.
Apart from these 11 players, the other four players of India’s squad for the 2023 World would be Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Ishan Kishan, and Surya Kumar Yadav.
Among the mentioned players, everyone’s favorite Shardul Thakur has impressed the fans the most with 14 wickets in 7 matches, although he has failed to deliver with the bat this season. Moreover, he will surely replace Bumrah in the playing XI if Bumrah does not become match-ready.
Team India Squad for the ICC ODI Cricket World Cup 2023 (Expected)
Here is our prediction for complete India Cricket team squad in ODI World Cup 2023 –
Rohit Sharma ©, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (WK), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, MD Siraj, MD Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Ishan Kishan (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, and Axar Patel.
Here Cricket Skyblogs’s research team has given the probable structure for Team India 2023 ODI World Cup Squad which includes Rohit Sharma as captain, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul as wicket kipper, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, MD Siraj, MD Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Ishan Kishan (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, and Axar Patel.
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