BCCI reported, In addition to Samson, Tilak Varma and Prasidh Krishna, have also been omitted from the World Cup squad.
In the opening match of the 2023 World Cup, India is scheduled to face Australia in Chennai on October 8th.
On Saturday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) officially settled on the 15-member squad for the upcoming ICC World Cup 2023, scheduled to commence next month in India. In a display of confidence, the selectors have included KL Rahul, but unfortunately, Sanju Samson did not make the cut.
According to reports, the chief selector, Ajit Agarkar, convened with Indian captain Rohit Sharma and head coach Rahul Dravid on Saturday to conclude the team selection process. This meeting took place following the India vs. Pakistan match in the Asia Cup, which was unfortunately abandoned due to rain at the Pallekele Stadium in Kandy.
Reported India World Cup 2023 squad:
Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (WK), Ishan Kishan (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Akshar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj
“India’s World Cup 2019 Squad: A Blend of Experience and Emerging Talent”
In a significant development for Indian cricket, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has unveiled the much-anticipated 15-man squad for the upcoming ICC World Cup 2023, which is set to kick off next month in India. The squad has drawn similarities to the ongoing continental event, and several key players have earned their spots.
Leading the charge will be the experienced Rohit Sharma, who will captain the team, with Virat Kohli adding another layer of seniority to the lineup. Sharma and Kohli’s leadership and batting prowess will be critical in India’s quest for World Cup glory.
In terms of the squad composition, the selectors have made some noteworthy choices. Wicketkeeper-batter Ishan Kishan and young sensation Shubman Gill have secured their places, demonstrating the team’s commitment to nurturing young talent. Additionally, Shreyas Iyer and Suryakumar Yadav have been selected to bolster the middle-order, providing stability and firepower.
The all-round department remains robust, with Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, and Shardul Thakur retaining their spots. This decision aligns with the selection committee’s emphasis on building a deep batting lineup, ensuring the team’s resilience in various match situations.
Pace Powerhouse and Spin Sensation: India’s Bowling Arsenal for the World Cup
In the fast bowling department, the trio of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, and Mohammed Siraj will lead the charge, offering a formidable pace attack. Furthermore, the inclusion of Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav provides a valuable spin option.
“KL Rahul’s Return Sparks Last-Minute Changes in India’s World Cup 2019 Squad”
One significant omission from the squad is Sanju Samson, who was initially part of the Asia Cup 2023 as the reserve player but has been left out in anticipation of KL Rahul’s return to full fitness. Rahul, despite facing injury concerns, has been given the green light by the medical team at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) and is expected to join the squad in Sri Lanka soon.
The decision to finalize the squad was expedited due to Rahul’s clearance by the medical team, prompting selectors to meet with Indian captain Rohit Sharma and head coach Rahul Dravid. This crucial meeting took place shortly after the India vs. Pakistan match in the Asia Cup, which regrettably ended in a washout due to rain at the Pallekele Stadium in Kandy.
The BCCI initially planned to hold the selection meeting on September 4, just a day before the ICC’s squad announcement deadline. However, Rahul’s medical clearance expedited the process, allowing the selectors to make their final decisions promptly.
As India continues to compete in the Asia Cup 2023, this squad announcement sets the stage for an exciting and highly anticipated ICC World Cup 2023, where India aims to secure another cricketing triumph on the global stage.