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ICC World Cup 2023: After the Asia Cup 2023, the eyes of all Indian fans are on the ICC World Cup 2023 to be held in India. The first match of the Cricket World Cup to be held in India will be played on October 5 between defending champions England and New Zealand, while the final match of the tournament will be played on November 19 at the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in Gujarat.

The Indian team had achieved a spectacular victory against Sri Lanka in the final match of the Asia Cup 2023, after which the expectations of all the Indian fans increased even more. In the ICC World Cup 2023, the Indian team will play its first match against five-time ICC World Cup-winning team Australia, while Rohit Sharma and Company will play the last match of the league against Ireland.

The Indian team will start the ICC World Cup 2023 with a match against Australia; this will also be the first match of the tournament for the team in yellow. While Rohit Sharma and Company would like to take advantage of home conditions and start the tournament with a win against the Australian team, Pat Cummins and Company would also try to start the tournament with a win against India.

In the recently played three-match ODI series between Australia and India, India won the series 2-1. The first match of the series was played at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali, where India won by five wickets. The second match was played at Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore, where the team won by 99 runs under the DLS method. The last match of the series was played at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot, where the Australian team won by 66 runs.

Because this year’s Cricket World Cup 2023 is going to be held in India, all the cricket fans and experts are calling India a strong contender for the World Cup. Based on the opinions of all the cricket experts and current players performances, Team India’s strongest playing 11 against Australia has been guessed below.

ICC World Cup 2023: Team India Strongest Playing 11 against Australia

Opener: Rohit Sharma and Shuman Gill

Middle Order: Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer

Wicket-Keeper: KL Rahul

All Rounder: Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja

Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami and Kuldeep Yadav

ICC World Cup 2023: India Squad

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

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