As the countdown for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 begins. All teams are looking to finalize their 15-member squads as soon as possible. ICC has kept 5th September as the cut-off date for announcing the squad for the mega event. There is great anticipation around the fans about the probable squads, a topic of great debate. Former BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and Former Chief Selector MSK Prasad has picked their 15-member squad for the World Cup.
Former BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, in his squad picked 5 pace bowlers with Hardik Pandya and Shardul Thakur as all rounders. Yuzvendra Chahal doesn’t find a place in his World Cup squad. He picked Ishan Kishan as the back-up wicket keeper. However, the former chief selector, MSK Prasad picked R. Ashwin in place of Shardul Thakur and had an option between Kuldeep/Chahal.
Sourav Ganguly’s 15-member India ODI World Cup 2023 squad:
Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk) Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya (vc), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur.
MSK Prasad’s 15-member India ODI World Cup 2023 squad:
Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya (vc), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav/Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah.
However, seeing at the squad the selectors picked for the Asia Cup. It’s unlikely that they have somebody like R. Ashwin in their scheme of things. Ashwin hadn’t played ODI cricket for a long time and you can’t expect somebody to be picked all of a sudden before the World Cup. Altogether, Indian Team has a great mix of Youth and Experience in the team.
In the last 3 World Cups been won by the home team. Fans are expecting Team India to do the same and end their drought for an ICC Trophy for over a decade now. Indian team do have a great chance, all the experts are picking India as favourite’s to make the top 4 of the World Cup.
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