India is hosting the Cricket World Cup 2023 as favorites to win CWC2023. All players are performing before the Big Tournament. It’s a good headache for team management regarding the inclusion of Suryakumar Yadav in India’s playing 11. If Surya comes in, what position will he play and whom will he replace? The last series which India is playing is against Australia. Two warm-up matches will be against the Netherlands and England. The first match of the World Cup campaign is against Australia on 8th, October 2023.
India’s Playing 11 for World Cup 2023
Probable playing 11 is:
- Rohit Sharma (Captain)
- Shubman Gill
- Virat Kohli
- KL Rahul
- Suryakumar Yadav/ Ishan Kisan/ Shreyas Iyer
- Hardik Pandya
- Ravindra Jadeja
- Kuldeep Yadav
- Mohammad Shami/ Shardul Thakur/ Axar Patel
- Mohammad Siraj
- Jasprit Bumrah
Opening and Middle-order
As India has to play matches in different venues and with different teams, the Squad will change according to the situation. However, the CORE of the team will remain the same. The opening pair is fixed with Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill. Virat Kohli will play one down. Here comes the dilemma for the number 4 and 5 positions. Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, and Ishan Kisan have to fill these two spaces. Rahul and Ishan are 2 wicketkeeping options for India. All four of them performed really well in the middle order. The inclusion of Ishan would depend on the opponent bowler’s quality.
All-Rounders and Bowlers
India is most likely to go with 3 main bowlers and 3 all-round options. Medium pace all-rounder options are Hardik Pandya and Shardul Thakur while Spin all-rounder options are Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel. The World Cup is in the month of October-November. During this time due will play an important factor. It is not going to be easy for bowlers to bowl under lights. choosing the correct combination of bowlers and allrounders according to the opponent team, pitch, conditions, and match situation is a tricky task.
Xfactor Suryakumar Yadav
Surya is definitely a game-changer. He can turn the match in a few overs and can be lethal in scoring runs. His ability to play 360-degree shots gives an advantage to the Indian team and worries to Opponent team. His ODI records are not up to the level. Definitely, SKY is an explosive batsman in the T20 format but needs to improve in the 50-over game. Recently he has played according to the situation and given headaches to coaches and staff. Suryakumar Yadav is definitely not the first choice in number 4th and 5th position but his performance in India can’t be ignored.