Predicted India Playing XI for World Cup 2023
Predicted India Playing XI for World Cup 2023

Predicted India Playing XI for World Cup 2023 Debut Match against Australia. Skipper Rohit Sharma has put together the best possible team for the upcoming World Cup 2023. With the added advantage of the World Cup being hosted in India, there is a great chance for Team India to lift the trophy after 12 years. The India Playing 11 in the Australia tour to India ODI match series has performed excellently. However, if you look at the playing 11, several key players like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, and Kuldeep Yadav are missing. Therefore, selecting the playing 11 for India’s debut match against Australia on 8th September will be a tough decision. In this article, we will delve deep and present the Predicted India Playing XI for the World Cup 2023 Debut Match against Australia!

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Let’s take a look at the India XI for the first 2 ODIs in the Australia tour of India: “KL Rahul (c), Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Prasidh Krishna, R Ashwin.”

For the 3rd ODI in the Australia tour of India, the playing XI should be “Rohit Sharma (Captain), Hardik Pandya (VC), KL Rahul (c), Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, R Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, and Mohd. Siraj.”

Here, Rohit Sharma needs to consider how many spinners are needed at the MA Chidambaram Stadium when India plays its first match against Australia. MA Chidambaram Stadium is dry and favorable for spin bowlers. Rohit might be looking for depth in batting; in that case, R Ashwin and Jasprit Bumrah have the capability to add a few runs as well. R Ashwin’s performance against Australia is also very impressive.

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Considering Axar Patel’s injury, Shardul Thakur can continue playing in his place. Choosing between Mohd. Siraj and Mohammed Shami will be a significant challenge for skipper Rohit Sharma. If India goes with three fast bowlers, both of them can play; otherwise, Mohd. Siraj could be the better choice, as frequent changes in the playing 11 are not always beneficial.

Don’t forget about King Kohli; he is currently resting after his excellent performance in the Asia Cup 2023 and is set to join the team for the World Cup 2023.

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Predicted India Playing XI for World Cup 2023

Team India is currently in the golden era of cricket. All the key players are fit, and their performances are excellent. If you look at the ICC rankings, India is on top in all three formats of cricket. Based on the above discussion and the ODI match scenario, here is the best-predicted India Playing XI for the World Cup 2023. I’ve included both Shreyas Iyer and Suryakumar Yadav in the list, leaving it for Captain Rohit to choose between them.

Rohit Sharma (Captain), Hardik Pandya (VC), Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, KL Rahul (c), Shreyas Iyer/Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, and Mohd. Siraj.

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