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India’s ODI World Cup 2023 Squad Announced: Rohit Sharma Will Lead As Captain, Hardik Pandya In Vice Captain Role

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India’s ODI World Cup 2023 Squad : Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, In Team. Some prominent players like Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, and Tilak Varma didn’t make the cut. The squad reflects a mix of experienced players and youthful talent

New Delhi,05 September (City Times): India’s ODI World Cup 2023 Squad : India’s much-awaited 15-member squad for the ODI World Cup 2023 has been revealed. In a press conference held by India’s skipper Rohit Sharma and BCCI chief selector Ajit Agarkar, the team was unveiled. Some notable inclusions and exclusions have caught the cricketing world’s attention.

Key Squad Highlights India’s ODI World Cup 2023 Squad includes:

  • Captain: Rohit Sharma
  • Vice-Captain: Hardik Pandya
  • Batsmen: Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav
  • Wicketkeepers: KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan
  • All-rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Axar Patel
  • Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur

However, some prominent players like Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, and Tilak Varma didn’t make the cut in India’s ODI World Cup 2023 Squad. The squad reflects a mix of experienced players and youthful talent, with a particular focus on all-round capabilities.

Rohit Sharma’s Determination

India’s captain Rohit Sharma emphasized the team’s focus on winning the gold and brushed off any external criticism. He stated, “Our focus is on the gold. I hope nobody asks me again on the outside noise during the World Cup PCs because I’m not gonna answer those questions anymore. We’re professionals, all our boys know what to do.”

Gautam Gambhir’s Selections In a parallel development, former Indian opener and cricket pundit Gautam Gambhir revealed his version of India’s squad for the 2023 World Cup during a commentary session for the Asia Cup. Gambhir’s choices deviated in some areas from the official selection.

One notable exclusion from Gambhir’s squad was Shreyas Iyer, despite his impressive recent performances. The omission raised eyebrows, especially considering Iyer’s suitability for the number four position.

Gambhir’s squad included a potent top-order featuring Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, and Suryakumar Yadav. The wicketkeeping duties were shared between KL Rahul and Ishan Kishan, while the all-rounder roles were occupied by Ravindra Jadeja and Hardik Pandya.

India’s bowling attack in Gambhir’s lineup comprised pace bowlers Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, and Mohammed Siraj. In the spin department, Kuldeep Yadav got the nod.

Debate and Anticipation

Gambhir’s selections have sparked lively debates among cricket enthusiasts, particularly his decision to exclude Shreyas Iyer. As the ODI World Cup 2023 draws near, anticipation and excitement are running high in cricket-loving India. Under Rohit Sharma’s leadership, fans are hoping for a repeat of India’s World Cup glory from 2011.

The last ICC trophy India clinched was in 2013, and with the talented squad announced, the nation is eagerly awaiting the chance to bring home the gold once more. The World Cup is approaching fast, and the cricketing world will be watching India’s journey closely.

Stay tuned for more updates on India’s preparations and performance in the upcoming ODI World Cup 2023.

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