New Delhi (Uttam Hindu News)- After winning the Asia Cup, Team India is now eyeing the ODI World Cup 2023. This tournament is starting in India from 5th October and Team India is trying to capture an ICC trophy after 10 years. Just before the World Cup, India has to play a 3-match ODI series against Australia, in which Ravichandran Ashwin has been included in the team. There are speculations that a path has been opened so that Ashwin can be included in the World Cup squad in the future, captain Rohit Sharma himself has indicated this. If Ravichandran Ashwin is included in the World Cup team, will he be a part of the playing-11? If this happens, then which player will have to show them the way out?
Actually, Axar Patel has just suffered a minor injury, if someone is brought in his place in the World Cup squad, then this name could be Ashwin. Anyway, there is not a single off-spinner in the team selected for the World Cup. Here Ashwin has the upper hand, because he also bats to some extent.
BCCI has already announced the squad for the World Cup, based on the performance in the Asia Cup, it was believed that the playing-11 was almost confirmed. But now with the entry of Ravichandran Ashwin, the game is getting a bit disturbed, here a lot will depend on the team combination and pitch. Because right now the team has two spinners in the form of Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja. In such a situation, it is certain that these two will play in the playing-11, that is, if Ashwin’s entry happens, then one of them will be eliminated. Here the combination of the team has to be seen because it seems difficult if Team India plays with three spinners, in such a situation there will be 3 fast bowlers and 2 spinners in the field, here only one of Jadeja and Ashwin will get a place in the playing-11. hopefully. However, one advantage of Hardik Pandya bowling is that Team India can get the freedom to play one more all-rounder by playing one less fast bowler. In such a situation, along with two fast bowlers, Hardik Pandya, then Shardul Thakur or Ravichandran Ashwin can be in the team. Here Jadeja-Kuldeep can also remain in the playing-11.
First formula of playing-11: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin/Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah.
Second formula of playing-11: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur/Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah.
Team India’s squad for World Cup 2023: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya (vice-captain), Shardul Thakur, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep. Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah.