The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced India’s 15-member squad for the upcoming 2023 One-Day International Cricket World Cup, scheduled to be held in India from October 5th to November 19th.
Under the leadership of veteran opener Rohit Sharma, India will be looking to lift the World Cup trophy on home soil after falling agonizingly short in the last two editions.
The squad features a strong batting lineup comprising Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, and Rishabh Pant. Star all-rounder Hardik Pandya also makes the cut after his successful comeback from injury.
Chahal and Ashwin Dropped Ahead of ICC World Cup 2023
Spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Ravichandran Ashwin miss out on selection, while young leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi has been included as a surprise pick. The pace bowling attack will be led by Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami.
BCCI chairman of selectors, Ajit Agarkar, emphasized that the chosen 15 reflected India’s best available talent. He said the team is well-balanced and has all the ingredients required to bring the trophy home.
Agarkar praised Ishan Kishan’s form and ability to perform under pressure. He indicated Kishan could be considered for the number five spot, given his explosive batting style.
According to Agarkar, KL Rahul remains a key player for India given his versatility and experience. His ability to bat anywhere in the order provides flexibility to the team management.
India’s World Cup campaign will begin on October 8
India will kickstart its World Cup campaign against arch-rivals Australia on October 8th at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The much-anticipated clash between the two cricketing giants promises to be an exciting contest.
Cricket experts and fans believe the upcoming World Cup is India’s best chance to clinch the prestigious 50-over title on home soil. The tournament is sure to witness high-stakes action between the top cricketing nations.
With a balanced squad free from injury worries, India will be hoping to seize the moment and create history in front of passionate home crowds.
The cricketing world will be glued to see if India can overcome the final hurdle and emerge victorious this time.
Indian Squad for the ODI World Cup 2023
|Rohit Sharma||Batsman (Captain)|
|Hardik Pandya||All-Rounder (Vice-captain)|
India in 2023 World Cup Full fixtures list
India will play its nine matches across nine different venues. Here is the full fixtures list for India in the 2023 ODI World Cup:
|October 8||India v Australia||Chennai||2:00 pm|
|October 11||India v Afghanistan||New Delhi||2:00 pm|
|October 14||India v Pakistan||Ahmedabad||2:00 pm|
|October 19||India v Bangladesh||Pune||2:00 pm|
|October 22||India v New Zealand||Dharamsala||2:00 pm|
|October 29||India v England||Lucknow||2:00 pm|
|November 2||India v Sri Lanka||Mumbai||2:00 pm|
|November 5||India v South Africa||Kolkata||2:00 pm|
|November 11||India v Netherlands||Bengaluru||2:00 pm|
How to Watch Indian Team Matches in World Cup 2023 Live?
Cricket fans in India will be able to catch all the live action of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 on Star Sports and Disney+ Hotstar.
As the official broadcaster of the tournament in India and the subcontinent, Star Sports will televise the matches across its sports networks.
Fans can also stream the ICC World Cup matches live on Disney+ Hotstar, ensuring a seamless viewing experience across devices.
The OTT platform offers subscriptions at affordable prices, giving cricket enthusiasts flexible viewing options.