The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) declared the 15-man Indian squad for the ICC World Cup 2023 on Tuesday. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) unveiled the squad, which features Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya, Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, and captain Rohit Sharma. SKY, Ishan, and Rahul secured their spots in the squad. KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer will be the middle order’s pillars, with SKY as a backup. Fast bowlers Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, and Mohammed Siraj have all secured their spots. Kuldeep Yadav is the only specialist spinner, suggesting that the management did not have confidence in Yuzvendra Chahal. R Ashwin, an off-spinner, wasn’t selected, leaving India with three options for spin bowlers: Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, and Ravindra Jadeja.
The Indian squad for the ICC World Cup 2023 came to light through the BCCI.
KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, and Suryakumar Yadav got the nod, but Prasidh Krishna, Sanju Samson, and Yuzvendra Chahal did not.
BCCI announced 15-man Indian team for World Cup 2023
The 15-man Indian team for the ICC World Cup 2023, which will start on the 5th of the following month (October), came to light by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday. There were no surprises in the squad, which came to light with BCCI chief selector Ajit Agarkar and captain Rohit Sharma at Earl’s Regency in Kandy. KL Rahul got a spot after the National Cricket Academy (NCA) deemed him in good health.
Rahul, SKY, and Ishan secured their spots
Rahul will likely go to Sri Lanka with the rest of the Indian team for the Super 4 round of the 2023 Asia Cup. Sanju Samson, a backup in India’s Asia Cup team, has been left out as Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav secured their spots.
Sanju Samson lost the chance once more
Samson has come potentially close to earning a spot in the World Cup twice in the past two years but has come up short both times. He was in the same situation last year, as India chose Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik over him for the T20 World Cup, despite a three-way competition for the wicketkeeper position.
Indian squad in detail
It was relatively simple to fill the squad’s open positions. Rohit Sharma will lead the Indian side in the World Cup. Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, and Shubman Gill will appear in it. Fast bowlers Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, and Mohammed Siraj have all secured their spots, while Shardul Thakur, a medium pacer, got the nod due to his capacity to support the lower-order.
KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer will be the middle order’s pillars, with SKY as a backup. The only specialist spinner in the team is Kuldeep Yadav, which suggests that the management didn’t have confidence in Yuzvendra Chahal after all. There was no room for R Ashwin, an off-spinner, either, leaving India with three options for spin bowlers: Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, and Ravindra Jadeja.
India World Cup 2023 squad: Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma (captain), Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), KL Rahul (wicketkeeper), Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya (vice-captain), Shardul Thakur, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Mohammed Siraj