Captain to announce Indian team for Cricket World Cup 2023 on Tuesday Rohit Sharma and main selector Ajit Agarkar And the 15-member team included only two wicketkeeping options, Ishan Kishan and KL Rahul. Sanju Samson has not been given a chance in the team, the team combination will depend a lot on who the management includes in the final eleven. Kishan and Rahul benefit the team in different ways. Ishan Kishan played both of India’s matches in the ongoing Asia Cup 2023 but with the return of KL Rahul, the competition is truly on. Today, in the match between India and Pakistan, KL Rahul has been given place in place of Shreyas Iyer.

Kishan got the benefit of Rahul’s absence

In the absence of Rahul in Asia Cup 2023, Kishan got the advantage of playing two matches. Ishaan made good use of the opportunity he got against Pakistan and played a brilliant inning of 82 runs in 81 balls. His innings pleased fans and experts and earned him praise. After playing as an opening batsman against West Indies, his presence at number 5 raised many questions. But he proved his critics wrong by playing a brilliant innings at this number also. In the match played with Nepal, Ishaan kept for more than 45 overs. He dropped a catch early in the game, but made up for it with some good efforts behind the stumps.

Rahul has not played a single match since IPL

Rahul has not played cricket since the Indian Premier League 2023. Rahul got injured in his leg while fielding, after which he stayed away from cricket. He also had leg surgery. However, he has proved his worth over time and his record at No. 5 makes him an attractive option for the selectors. With Rahul being a better wicketkeeper, he can play the role of an additional batsman to strengthen the batting order in the team.

Rishabh Pant has been out of the team for a long time due to injury.

Rishabh Pant has been out of the team for a long time after getting injured in a road accident, hence India is looking for a wicketkeeper batsman who can prove to be an explosive batting option with better wicketkeeping. Indian wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant is now slowly recovering after a car accident. Rishabh had undergone some surgeries including ligament. Pant was a victim of a car accident on 30 December 2022. Since then Pant is away from cricket. It is believed that he will soon make a full recovery and return to the team.

Ishaan proves to be ace of spades in times of need

If we talk about Ishaan, Ishaan has proved to be the ace of spades for India many times. Many times Ishaan has performed better in the middle order. Kishan had played a brilliant inning of 82 runs in the last India-Pakistan match. If needed, Ishan can also form an opening partnership with Rohit Sharma or Shubman Gill. He also provides India with the option of a left-handed batsman in the middle order.

2023 world cup india squad

  • Rohit Sharma (Captain)

  • Hardik Pandya (Vice-Captain)

  • Shubman Gill

  • Virat Kohli

  • Suryakumar Yadav.

  • Ishaan Kishan

  • KL Rahul

  • Shreyas Iyer

  • Ravindra Jadeja

  • Shardul Thakur

  • Jasprit Bumrah

  • Mohammed Siraj

  • Kuldeep Yadav

  • Mohammed Shami

  • Akshar Patel

Team India’s match schedule

  • 08 October India vs Australia, Chennai

  • 11 October India vs Afghanistan, New Delhi

  • 14 October India vs Pakistan, Ahmedabad

  • 19 October: India vs Bangladesh, Pune

  • 22 October India vs New Zealand, Dharamsala

  • 29 October India vs England, Lucknow

  • 02 November: India vs Sri Lanka, Mumbai

  • 05 November: India vs South Africa, Kolkata

  • 12 November: India vs Netherlands, Bengaluru

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