India ODI World Cup squad announcement live: India will announce its 15-man squad for WC today.© AFP
India World Cup 2023 squad announcement LIVE: Skipper Rohit Sharma and BCCI chief selector Ajit Agarkar will be addressing the press conference and revealing India’s 15-member squad for the upcoming World Cup on Tuesday. The Indian cricket team hasn’t won any ICC trophy since 2013 and the ODI World Cup 2023 at home is their biggest chance to end that drought. The World Cup commences on Thursday, October 5 when 2019 finalists England and New Zealand clash at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, with the event culminating in the final at the same venue on Sunday, November 19.
Here are the Live Updates of Team India’s squad announcement for the ODI World Cup 2023, straight from Earl’s Regency, Kandy:
India ODI World Cup squad Live: Rohit-Agarkar to announce the squad
Just like the Asia Cup, skipper Rohit Sharma and BCCI chief selector Ajit Agarkar will be addressing the press conference and revealing India’s 15-member squad for the upcoming World Cup on Tuesday.
India ODI World Cup squad Live: Less than an hour to go
In less than one hour, we will get to know the names of the 15 players who will be playing for India in the most-awaited ODI World Cup 2023. The marquee even will kick-start from October 5 in Ahmedabad with defending champions England squaring off against New Zealand.
India ODI World Cup squad Live: Here’s what Wasim Jaffer predicted about the squad
Wasim Jaffer’s picks for India’s ICC World Cup 2023 squad:Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Tilak Varma, Ishan Kishan, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj. Read here.
India ODI World Cup squad Live: Who will bat at No 4?
It will be interesting to see that who will be given the No 4 position in Team India as there are many contenders for it. The main fight will be between Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer and the selectors will have a daunting task.
India ODI World Cup squad Live: No place for Yuzvendra Chahal?
Among the biggest absentees, Yuzvendra Chahal, who wasn’t picked in the Indian squad for the Asia Cup too, found no place in the World Cup squad either. Suryakumar Yadav, despite his struggles in the 50-over format, retains his spot in the squad.
India ODI World Cup squad Live: Will Tilak Varma find himself a place?
It has been learned that the two members who would be excluded from the roster are Tilak Varma and Prasidh Krishna. While Varma was handed his maiden ODI call-up for the Asia Cup, Krishan was included in the roster after a long injury layoff. Among the returning players, all three of Jasprit Bumrah, Shreyas Iyer, and KL Rahul have earned a spot in India’s squad for the World Cup.
India ODI World Cup squad Live: 15-member squad
When Ajit Agarkar announced the Indian squad for the Asia Cup, he suggested that the ODI World Cup roster would be on similar lines. The Asia Cup squad, however, was a 17-member unit, with Samson being included as a backup for Rahul. Since the World Cup squad is to contain only 15 players, 2 members from the main squad had to be removed.
India ODI World Cup squad Live: Here’s what Gautam Gambhir predicted about the squad
Gautam Gambhir’s ICC World Cup 2023 squad for India: Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, Axar Patel, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Prasidh Krishna, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami. Read here
India ODI World Cup squad Live: Will Sanju Samson find a place?
According to NDTV sources, KL Rahul has been included in the squad while Tilak Varma and Sanju Samson have failed to find themselves a place in the team. Read here.
India ODI World Cup squad Live: Here’s what Rohit Sharma said about the squad
“When we came here, in the back of our mind we knew what our [World Cup] 15 would look like, except maybe one or two spots. We cannot really look too much into these two games, one was washed out, but luckily we got to bat in the first game and bowl in this one. We have not been at our best. But a few guys are coming out after months out of the game. Once we move ahead in the Super Fours, there’s no room for complacency. First game, under pressure, Hardik and Ishan got us into a good position. Today our bowling was okay, but fielding was below par.”
India ODI World Cup squad Live: Will KL Rahul find himself a place?
India wicketkeeper-batter KL Rahul has found some himself stuck in injuries, resulting which he missed out on India’s World Test Championship final against Australia and an all-format series against West Indies. However, he recovered from the injury and was named in the Asia Cup squad but eventually ruled out of the first two games due to a niggle. It is highly likely that Rahul will be named in the squad for the upcoming World Cup.
India ODI World Cup squad Live: Hello
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Team India’s squad announcement for the upcoming ODI World Cup in October. Stay tuned for all the live updates.
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