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The ICC World Cup 2023 is here and we already witnessed a spectacular tournament opener between England and New Zealand in Ahmedabad. The wait however is now to see India in action. The day is not so far as Men in Blue will be seen in action on 8th October against Australia in Chennai. 

ICC World Cup 2023: India Playing 11 for the game against Australia in Chennai Prediction

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There’s no doubt that India will start ICC World Cup 2023 as favourites. The crowd will be behind them and will be eager to take the field. The Men in Blue would be hoping to kick start their campaign on high and then take the confidence ahead into the tournament. 

Coming to the playing 11, there’s no brainer that Rohit Sharma will be there at the top to open. However, there have been few reports that Shubman Gill has been tested positive for dengue. Therefore in his absence, Ishan Kishan is expected to open the innings. 

Virat Kohli is expected to bat at No.3 with Shreyas Iyer at No.4. The duo is expected to play crucial role for the team in the middle order for the team. They have been in the terrific form and would be vital for team’s chances in the ICC World Cup 2023. 

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KL Rahul has locked his place in the team as keeper-batter. Therefore he’s expected to bat at No.5 for team. Hardik Pandya along with Ravindra Jadeja are likely to be the two front line all-rounders in the team against Australia in the ICC World Cup 2023 game. 

With Chennai surface offering spin more, it is likely that Ravichandran Ashwin might get nod ahead of Shardul Thakur. India is likely to play three spinners with Kuldeep Yadav being the leg-spinner. Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj are expected to be the two pacers. 

Here’s Indian XI for the game against Australia: 

Ishan Kishan 

Rohit Sharma (c) 

Virat Kohli 

Shreyas Iyer 

KL Rahul (wk) 

Hardik Pandya 

Ravindra Jadeja

Ravichandran Ashwin 

Kuldeep Yadav 

Mohammed Siraj 

Jasprit Bumrah 

ICC World Cup 2023: India squad for the ICC World Cup 


Here’s India’s squad for the ICC World Cup 2023

Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj.