World Cup 2023: Updated India World Cup Squad
World Cup 2023: Updated India World Cup Squad Announced!

World Cup 2023: Updated India World Cup Squad Announced: Ajit Agarkar-led selection committee of the Board of Cricket Council of India has announced the Updated India World Cup Squad. Ravi Ashwin comes in and replaces the injured Axar Patel in India’s Final CWC 2023 squad.

On September 28, it was revealed that veteran off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin will be joining the ODI World Cup team in place of all-rounder Axar Patel, who was unable to make a timely recovery from a quadriceps tear injury. Cricket supporters on social media were ecstatic with the choice and excited to point out that Ashwin was also a member of the team that had won India’s second 50-over World Cup trophy in 2011.

“Axar Patel has failed to recover in time for the World Cup after sustaining a left quadriceps strain during India’s Asia Cup Super Four encounter against Bangladesh. The spin-bowling all-rounder missed the final of the Asia Cup as a result,” the ICC said in an official release.

India’s quest for World Cup victory gets underway on October 8 when they take on Australia in Chennai. Ashwin’s experience with the venue, garnered via repeated outings for both India and the IPL Franchise Chennai Super Kings, could prove to be an invaluable advantage for Captain Rohit Sharma given that Chennai surfaces are well known for their slow nature and favor spinners.

The just concluded ODI series against Australia saw an outstanding performance from Ravichandran Ashwin. The 37-year-old could offer India’s bowling lineup, which presently lacks an off-spinner, some much-needed variety. Patel, on the other hand, is a far better hitter at position eight, as seen by his recent performances.

Despite Axar’s absence from the World Cup, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, and Jasprit Bumrah have all successfully recovered from serious injuries, giving India practically a full-strength lineup at their fingertips.

In the games played recently, all three of the stars have played a significant role. Rahul made his comeback official with a stunning century against Pakistan in the Super Four Asia Cup match. Iyer also scored a century in Australia’s second one-day international.

Below is the Updated India World Cup Squad:

World Cup 2023: India World Cup Squad

India World Cup 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, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav.

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