ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 is going to be held in India from 5 October to 19 November 2023. Huge speculations are around Indian World Cup Squad as in recent years lot of contenders have come up for different positions in Indian Team. This World Cup is going to be very crucial for the Indian team as India has not won any ICC Tournament in the past 10 years. The last ICC Tournament India won was Champions Trophy held in England where MS Dhoni captained Indian Team.
Recently in World Test Championship 2023, Australia beat India by 209 Runs, securing a comfortable win. Before the start of WTC 2023, Australia was the favorite to win. From India’s perspective only positive was Anjikya Rahane’s performance. He made a comeback in the Indian squad after performing well in Domestic and IPL. The change seen in him was a positive attitude.
From June 18 to July 9, 2023, World Cup Qualifiers are going to be played between 10 teams divided into 2 Groups. GROUP A – West Indies, Zimbabwe, Netherlands, Nepal, and USA. In GROUP B – Sri Lanka, Ireland, Scotland, Oman, and UAE. Only 2 teams from this will Qualify for the World Cup 2023. Indian CWC Schedule draft has also come. India vs Pakistan will be on 15 October 2023 in Narendra Modi Stadium.
What is the Best Indian World Cup Squad 2023?
As World Cup is in India it’s more likely that spinners will be given priority. But many things also need to be considered like small boundaries, venue, and weather conditions during that months. Toss and dew will play a crucial role. Keeping these things in mind All teams will try to make a balanced team. The last ODI series India played was with Australia before IPL and lost that series. India is continuously experimenting with playing 11. Before World Cup 2023, India does not have many ODI’s to play so they should try to make stable Playing 11.
Indian World Cup Squad
Probable Contenders for Indian World Cup Squad
Yuzvendra Chahal, Shardul Thakur, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Washington Sundar, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi
Currently, many players who are injured who are contenders for Indian World Cup Squad like Rishab Pant, KL Rahul, Jasprit Bumrah, Shreyas Iyer, and Hardik Pandya do not bowl regularly. The team requires him to contribute in bowling and batting, India’s number 4 and 5 position has many contenders like Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik, and Rishab can also play in that position or KL Rahul can also be utilized for that position like previous Cricket World Cup 2019.
The bowling department is also not stable as the team is experimenting a lot. Medium pacers like Mohammad Shami and Siraj are confirmed till they are fit. In spinners, Jadeja seems to have confirmed his place. Now it’s a headache to go with Ravi Bishnoi, Ravichandran Ashwin, or Yuzvendra Chahal or give Kuldeep Yadav a chance.
After WTC 2023, the Indian team has a break of 1 month after that they will tour West Indies for 3 ODIs and 5 T20s. They have ample to rethink and decide on future aspects. But instead of 5 T20s, more ODIs should have been included as World Cup is near.
Indian CWC Schedule 2023
|India vs Australia||Chennai||8 October 2023|
|India vs Afghanistan||Delhi||11 October 2023|
|India vs Pakistan||Ahmedabad||15 October 2023|
|India vs Bangladesh||Pune||19 October 2023|
|India vs New Zealand||Dharamsala||22 October 2023|
|India vs England||Lucknow||29 October 2023|
|India vs Qualifying Team||Mumbai||2 November 2023|
|India vs South Africa||Kolkata||5 November 2023|
|India vs Qualifying Team||Bengaluru||11 November 2023|
- When will be India vs Pakistan match? India vs Pakistan will be on 15 October 2023 in Narendra Modi Stadium.
- How many matches will India play in World Cup 2023? Total 9 matches will be played by Indian Cricket Team.
- Who is the captain of the Indian team for the Cricket World Cup 2023? Rohit Sharma
- How many teams are there in Cricket World Cup 2023? 10 teams, India, Pakistan, England, Australia, South Africa, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, New Zealand, West Indies, and Sri Lanka.