In a press conference held on Tuesday, India’s cricket captain, Rohit Sharma, along with BCCI chief selector Ajit Agarkar, announced the 15-member squad for the upcoming ODI World Cup 2023. Notably, all-rounder Hardik Pandya has been named as Rohit Sharma’s deputy, emphasizing his role in the team’s leadership.
The squad includes KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer, both of whom have recently returned from injuries, showcasing their importance to the team. However, Sanju Samson and Tilak Varma were left out of the final selection.
One interesting aspect of the squad is the inclusion of three left-arm spinners, indicating the team’s strategy for spin bowling. Additionally, the team has opted for three specialist pacers to bolster the fast-bowling department.
With Rohit Sharma leading the squad, expectations are high for India’s performance in the 2023 ODI World Cup, and fans will be eagerly awaiting their matches on the world stage.
India’s World Cup 2023 squad:
Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya (vice-captain), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav
Question: Possibility of playing Ishan & Rahul in the X1?
Rohit said “Yes, there is every possibility – Ishan was brilliant in the last game, we consider all factors before making playing 11 – I want everyone to be fit on the day & then we make the decision…