India ICC World Cup 2023 Final Squad Announced Live Updates: Rohit Sharma led the Indian team in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 today. While the provisional squad was announced earlier this month, the deadline to submit the final squad for the coveted ICC tournament is today. Any changes to the World Cup squad after today must be approved by the International Criminal Court.
The 15-member squad is likely to remain virtually unchanged with one exception in the form of Axar Patel who is plagued by injuries. Patel is currently out of the team due to a quadriceps strain and veteran spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has found a place in his absence during the recently concluded series against Australia.
Reports suggest that Patel is likely to be fit before India begin their campaign against Australia at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. However, Ashwin’s performance in the recently concluded ODI series against Australia has made the selectors’ task difficult.
The 37-year-old could add some much-needed variety to India’s bowling line-up, which is currently lacking an off-spinner. Patel, on the other hand, is a much better batsman at number eight, as his performances over the last year or so have shown.
India World Cup 2023 squad live: Axar may be retained, Rahul Dravid drops key hint
While talking about the injury suffered by pacer Axar Patel, the India coach said: “We have to wait for an official confirmation or decision on that. NCA is in touch with the selectors and Ajit (Agarkar) so I will not make any comments on it.” If there is any change you will hear about it officially, so far there are no changes.”
India World Cup 2023 squad live: Rohit Sharma says ‘don’t be confused’ about team selection
While speaking at the post-match presentation on Wednesday, Rohit Sharma said: “When we talk about the 15 players, we are very clear about what we want. We are not confused; we know where we are going as a team. It is a team sport and it is a team sport.” “We want everyone to come in and play their part – that’s how we win championships. “It’s about taking care of the body and trying to stay fresh over the next month and a half.”
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