July 19, 2024
Indian Cricket Team for ICC men's cricket world cup

The Indian Cricket Team: A Force to Reckon With

Indian Cricket Team

The Indian cricket team is one of the most successful and popular teams in the world, with a rich history and a passionate fan base. The team has won two World Cups, in 1983 and 2011, and has reached the semi-finals or finals six times. The team is currently ranked second in the ICC Men’s ODI Rankings for Teams, behind England.

The Indian cricket team is all set to participate in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, which will be hosted by India from October 5 to November 19. The team, led by Rohit Sharma, has a balanced and talented squad, with some experienced players and some young stars. In this blog post, we will look at India’s squad, schedule, performance in the previous edition, and their chances of winning the trophy for the third time.

India Squad for ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023

India have announced a 15-member squad for the World Cup, with some changes from the one that reached the semi-finals in 2019. Here is the full list of players:

  • Rohit Sharma © (opening batter)
  • Hardik Pandya (vc) (allrounder)
  • Shubman Gill (opening batter)
  • Virat Kohli (top-order batter)
  • Shreyas Iyer (middle-order batter)
  • Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper-batter)
  • KL Rahul (wicketkeeper-batter)
  • Suryakumar Yadav (middle-order batter)
  • Ravindra Jadeja (allrounder)
  • Axar Patel (allrounder)
  • Shardul Thakur (bowler)
  • Jasprit Bumrah (bowler)
  • Mohd. Shami (bowler)
  • Mohd. Siraj (bowler)
  • Kuldeep Yadav (bowler)

Some of the notable inclusions are Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, and Mohd. Siraj, who have performed well in the recent series against England and Sri Lanka. Some of the notable exclusions are Rishabh Pant, who was dropped due to poor form, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who was rested due to injury concerns, and Yuzvendra Chahal, who was replaced by Kuldeep Yadav.

Here is a table for the team players using name and type:

PlayerType
Rohit SharmaOpening batter
Hardik PandyaAllrounder
Shubman GillOpening batter
Virat KohliTop-order batter
Shreyas IyerMiddle-order batter
Ishan KishanWicketkeeper-batter
KL RahulWicketkeeper-batter
Suryakumar YadavMiddle-order batter
Ravindra JadejaAllrounder
Axar PatelAllrounder
Shardul ThakurBowler
Jasprit BumrahBowler
Mohd. ShamiBowler
Mohd. SirajBowler
Kuldeep YadavBowler

India Schedule for ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023

India are placed in Group B along with Australia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, New Zealand, England, Sri Lanka, and Netherlands. They will play eight matches in the group stage, with the top four teams advancing to the semi-finals. Here is India’s schedule for the World Cup:

DateOpponentVenueTime
October 8AustraliaMA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai08:30 UTC
October 11AfghanistanArun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi08:30 UTC
October 14PakistanNarendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad08:30 UTC
October 19BangladeshMaharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune08:30 UTC
October 22New ZealandHimachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala05:00 UTC
October 29EnglandBharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow08:30 UTC
November 2Sri LankaWankhede Stadium, Mumbai08:30 UTC
November 5South AfricaEden Gardens, Kolkata08:30 UTC

India Performance in ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019

India had a stellar performance in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019, finishing at the top of the table in the group stage with seven wins and one loss. They faced New Zealand in the semi-final and lost by 18 runs in a rain-affected match. India were chasing 240 runs and were reduced to 92 for 6 at one stage. Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni tried to revive the innings with a 116-run partnership, but both fell in the final overs and India were bowled out for 221.

Some of the key players for India in the 2019 World Cup were Rohit Sharma, who scored 648 runs and became the first player to score five centuries in a single edition, Virat Kohli, who scored 443 runs and became the first captain to score five consecutive fifties in a World Cup, Jasprit Bumrah, who took 18 wickets and had the best economy rate of 4.41 among bowlers who bowled more than 50 overs, and Mohammed Shami, who took 14 wickets in four matches and became the second Indian to take a hat-trick in a World Cup.

India Chances of Winning ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023

India have a strong chance of winning the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, as they have a formidable and balanced team that can adapt to any conditions. They have a formidable batting line-up that can score big runs and chase down any target. They have a versatile bowling attack that can exploit the different pitches and grounds in India. They also have some quality all-rounders who can contribute with both bat and ball. They have a proven record of winning in India, as they won the World Cup in 2011 and the Champions Trophy in 2013.

However, India also face some challenges and threats in their quest for glory. They have to cope with the pressure of expectations and the home advantage, as they will be playing in front of their home crowd and will be expected to perform well. They have to deal with some tough competition from other teams like England, Australia, New Zealand, and Pakistan, who have their own strengths and ambitions.

India will have to play their best cricket and overcome all the obstacles to achieve their dream of becoming the third team to win three World Cups. It will be a fascinating and exciting journey for them and their fans.

I hope you enjoyed reading this blog post about the Indian cricket team for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. Please share your thoughts and comments below. Thank you for your time and attention. 😊

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