World Cup 2023: The Indian cricket team has started preparations for the 2023 World Cup with the ODI series against New Zealand. The first match of this series between the two teams was played in Auckland today in which Team India lost by 7 wickets. Team India’s star players are mostly on break in the ODI series being played against New Zealand. India has to play 21 ODIs against different teams before the 2023 World Cup. During this, 31 players will present their claim for the World Cup team. Out of these, India has to select players for the World Cup team. India has tried 44 players since the 2019 Cricket World Cup. 31 players are currently in the queue out of which 14 cricketers are in New Zealand. Let us tell you how many players are presenting their claim for which place.
claim the top spot
Many players are presenting their claim for the top order of the Indian team. If seen in the top order, there are cricketers like Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Ishaan Kishan, Prithvi Shaw. All these cricketers will present their claim for the top order in the 2023 World Cup team. The recent performance of some of these cricketers has been impressive.
middle order scramble
If KL Rahul does not get a place in the top order, then he will present a challenge in the middle order. Apart from them, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Rahul Tripathi and Rajat Patidar will also present their claim. Although Rahul Tripathi and Rajat Patidar are yet to make their ODI debut.
All-rounders will increase the challenge
Hardik’s place as an all-rounder for the World Cup team is confirmed. Apart from them, players like Washington Sundar, Akshar Patel, Deepka Hooda, Shardul Thakur, Shahbaz Ahmed will stake claim as all-rounders in the World Cup team. However, the selection of many of these players will also depend on their fitness.
These spinners will be contenders
For the Cricket World Cup 2023, many spinners will present their challenge for selection in the Indian team. If R Ashwin stays fit then he is sure to be played on Indian pitches as he has many years of experience. Apart from him, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav and Washington Sundar will also present their claim.
Which of the fast bowlers will get a chance
Many fast bowlers will knock on the door of the Indian team for the World Cup 2023. If Shami remains fit then he can be given a chance on the basis of experience. Apart from them, bowlers like Jasprit Bumrah, Deepak Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, famous Krishna, Shardul Thakur, Umran Malik and Mohammad Siraj will give full strength to make a place in the World Cup team.