Best Indian World Cup Squad | Indian CWC Schedule 2023

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.

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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?

India World Cup schedule

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.

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Indian World Cup Squad

Rohit Sharma

Shubman Gill

Virat Kohli

KL Rahul

Ishan Kisan

Hardik Pandya

Ravindra Jadeja

Shreyas Iyer

Kuldeep Yadav

Mohammad Shami

Jasprit Bumrah

Suryakumar Yadav

Mohammad Siraj

Ravichandran Ashwin

Shardul Thakur

Probable Contenders for the 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 the 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.

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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 AustraliaChennai8 October 2023
India vs AfghanistanDelhi11 October 2023
India vs PakistanAhmedabad15 October 2023
India vs BangladeshPune19 October 2023
India vs New ZealandDharamsala22 October 2023
India vs EnglandLucknow29 October 2023
India vs Qualifying TeamMumbai2 November 2023
India vs South AfricaKolkata5 November 2023
India vs Qualifying TeamBengaluru11 November 2023
This India World Cup schedule is a draft version


  1. When will be India vs Pakistan match? India vs Pakistan will be on 15 October 2023 in Narendra Modi Stadium.
  2. How many matches will India play in the World Cup 2023? A total of 9 matches will be played by the Indian Cricket Team.
  3. Who is the captain of the Indian team for the Cricket World Cup 2023? Rohit Sharma
  4. 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.

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