ICC CWC 2023: The Asia Cup 2023 is just around the corner and after that the world’s biggest cricket tournament, the ICC World Cup 2023 will begin. The full schedule has been released by the ICC and the teams are awaited to be announced. The first game of the World Cup will be played on October 5th. The opening ceremony takes place the day before, on October 4th. Exactly one month before the first game, i.e. by September 5th, all participating teams have to announce their squads according to the ICC rules. Another thing is that even after that teams can make minor changes in their roster if they want. Meanwhile, Team India for the Asian Cup has been announced, but what the Indian team for the World Cup could be is a big question and fans also want to know when Team India will be announced.
India’s World Cup team will be similar to the 2023 Asian Cup
The team selected for the Asian Cup was chosen by India. Most of these players will also be featured at the World Cup. Although 17 players have been selected for the Asian Cup and one reserve player, the main squad for the World Cup will consist of 15 players and two to three players may be kept in reserve. Meanwhile, media reports claim that the India-Pakistan match at the Asian Cup will be played on September 2nd and India’s squad can be announced the next day, on September 3rd. However, the BCCI has not yet said anything about this. If the teams wish, they can make team changes until September 28th, seven days before the start of the World Cup in Ahmedabad. After the Asian Cup, India will play a three-game ODI series against Australia from September 21-27. It is understood that only one roster will be selected for this ODI series and World Cup and only one or two players here and there may be included.
The fitness of Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul is the biggest question for Team India
Meanwhile, it is also about the fitness of KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer. Because these two players are returning to the team after a long break of six months and only after arriving on the field will it be known whether they are fully fit again or not. In such a situation, some reserve players, i.e. stand-by players, can also join the team. India has announced its 17-man squad for the 2023 Asian Cup. Meanwhile, Chief Selector Ajit Agarkar revealed that KL Rahul had some issues, prompting India to add Sanju Samson to the team as cover for KL Rahul. Although he is a reserve player.
A decision can be made about the famous Krishna and Tilak Verma
As for the Asia Cup and World Cup teams, Krishna and Tilak Verma, famous for the Asia Cup, were also added to the team. But these players will be able to take part in the World Cup, at the moment their chances are less. The players have just one game before the team’s announcement, which will be against Pakistan on September 2nd. Due to the good and bad performance of a game, it is difficult to tell if the World Cup ticket will be available or cut. In such a situation, it is expected that, in addition to the famous Krishna and Tilak Verma, the remaining 15 players can be included in the main squad of the World Cup, and Tilak Verma can also be included as a reserve player in addition to the famous Krishna. This means that Sanju Samson, who was selected as a substitute for the Asian Cup, can be completely excluded from the World Cup team. However, these are all possibilities and speculation. Of course, the cards will not be played until the team is officially announced by the BCCI.
Team India’s squad for the 2023 World Cup could look like this: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya (Vice Captain), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Akshar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Jaspreet Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohd. Siraj.
reserve player: Tilak Verma, Prasidh Krishna.
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