India vs Australia, World Cup 2023: Under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, the Indian team performed strongly in the Asia Cup 2023 and captured the title. Now the Indian team is ready to compete with Australia in its own home. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced its team for this series.
A major reshuffle has been made in this team. Actually, BCCI has already announced its team for the ODI World Cup to be held after the Australia series. Spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Washington Sundar did not get a place in this.
Ashwin and Sundar get a chance in the series
But after Axar Patel’s injury during the Asia Cup, now Ashwin and Sundar have been given a chance in the series against Australia. The Indian team has to play 3 ODI matches against Australia within 5 days (22 to 27 September). In such a situation, Sundar and Ashwin have a great opportunity to cement their place in the World Cup.
BCCI has announced two teams for the Australian series. KL Rahul has been made the captain in the first two matches. While Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Kuldeep Yadav and Hardik Pandya were given rest. Akshar was ruled out due to injury. But all of them returned in the third ODI.
Akshar will have to prove fitness
Akshar will get a chance in the third ODI only after proving his fitness. Whereas Ashwin and Sundar have been kept in all three matches. In such a situation, alarm bells seem to be ringing for Akshar. Whereas Sundar and Ashwin have a golden opportunity to cement their place in the World Cup team.
Actually, BCCI has already announced its team for the World Cup. But according to ICC, all the 10 countries playing in the World Cup have a chance to make changes in their team till 28th September.
Final team may come on 28th September
India’s final team for the World Cup can be announced on September 28, the very next day of this 3-match ODI series to be held within five days. In such a situation, it would not be wrong to say that during the 5-day ordeal, Indian players will have a chance to secure a place in the World Cup.
Those who perform well in this series can get their results on September 28. Among these, special attention will be on Akshar, Sundar and Ashwin.
Indian team for the series against Australia:
Team for first 2 matches: KL Rahul (captain, wicketkeeper), Ravindra Jadeja (vice-captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Verma, Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Shardul Thakur, Washington Sundar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj and the famous Krishna.
Team for the third match: Rohit Sharma (captain), Hardik Pandya (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul (wicketkeeper), Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel (recovering from injury) ), Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj.
Australian team for ODI series:
Pat Cummins (captain), Sean Abbott, Alex Carey, Nathan Ellis, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Spencer Johnson, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Tanvir Sangha, Matthew Short, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis. , David Warner, Adam Zampa.
Schedule of India-Australia ODI series:
1st ODI – 22 September – Mohali
Second ODI – 24 September – Indore
3rd ODI – 27 September – Rajkot