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World Cup 2023: ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023 is just around the corner. In less than 30 hours, the most anticipated ICC marquee event of the year awaits. Each team has had their warm-up matches successfully played but India got both of them washed out. Though India is all set to take and win fights. Here are the Five Key Indian players to watch out for in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023.

India recently won the Asia Cup 2023 humiliatingly defeating Sri Lanka by 10 wickets. India played 6 matches in that tournament and won 5 of them. KL Rahul made a stellar comeback with an astonishing century, Kohli showed his diligence and responsibility, and Shubman Gill ended the tournament as the highest run-getter.

On the bowling section, Jasprit Bumrah was on the money with his first ball after a long injury break, Mohammed Siraj was ruthless and Kuldeep was also at the top of his bowling.

The Australia tour of India worked as a perfect warm-up and gave good game time to all the players that management wanted to test. The injury of Axar Patel opened the doors for Ravi Ashwin in that series and now he is in the World Cup Squad.

Nevertheless, Indian batters and Indian bowlers are looking in great shape and strong mindset. Discussions regarding the key Indian players to keep an eye on in the competition are hot topics among cricket analysts and aficionados. Given the spin-friendly conditions in India, batsmen and spin bowlers are anticipated to be key players in the 2023 event.

Down below are the five key Indian players to watch out for in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023:

Five Key Indian Players to Watch Out in ICC ODI World Cup 2023

Virat Kohli

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Modern Day Master, Run Machine Virat Kohli is the first name when you think of the key Indian Player in any cricket main event. Virat has built his image as the best savior of the team in the past decade. In ODIs, Virat has one of the best stats in the history of International cricket.

Virat has played a total of 281 ODI matches in which he has amassed 13,083 runs including 47 centuries. He is very close to breaching the highest ODI centuries record of Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar(49).

Rohit Sharma

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Rohit Sharma, the Indian Skipper, has been in good form in the recent past and definitely will play a big role for the team if they win the CUP. In ODIs, Sharma has played in 251 matches and scored over 10,000 runs. He has scored double-hundred a total of 3 times along with his 30 centuries and 52 half-centuries.

KL Rahul

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Rahul made a sounding comeback with a century in the recently held ACC Asia Cup 2023. While Rohit and Virat handle the top, a huge responsibility on Rahul is to maintain consistency and run rate in the middle overs and finish the game with momentum.

In his 61 ODIs, Rahul scored 2291 runs including six hundreds. His average is over 47 and that is too good to be a number 4 batter. He surely is the key Indian player in the upcoming main event.

Kuldeep Yadav

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Kuldeep Yadav has been an immovable force in the middle overs in recent times. His accuracy and magical wrist are going to be vital if India seek to lift the title for 3rd time.

He has played 90 ODI matches for India where he picked up 152 wickets. His economy is just above 5 and his bowling average is 25. These are his career stats but he has come out as one of the most threatening spinners in the past year.

Jasprit Bumrah

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Making a list of Key Indian players for any tournament and leaving Bumrah behind, not gonna happen! Bumrah has been the spearhead of the Indian Bowling attack for the past 5 to 6 years and he has been more impressive since his return from back injury.

In a total of 87 ODIs, he scalped 127 wickets averaging just below 25. He is a death-over bowler and still, he is economical, leaking just 4.6 runs per over.

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