Ravichandran Ashwin to play with the World Cup squad. He was also selected for the ODI series between India and Australia. With his balling experience for India, the champion player is expected to do well in the upcoming matches. He was part of the first two ODI games. Moreover, he is playing as a reserve for the third ODI game. All the players in Rajkot will play the third game.
KL Rahul will lead in the first two matches. Ashwin still needs to be part of India’s World Cup. The final decisions will happen on or before September 28. Any changes after this date will require the ICC’s approval. The match is to be held in Mohali and Rajkot. The players are strong amidst the injuries.
Ashwin’s participation will be a talking point for the country. The World Cup squad is chosen with care. The best players are selected to rock the field. There is a continuous outlook for bowlers who can bat as well. And that’s when Yuzvendra Chahal and Ashwin were optimistic. NZ market specialists say it did jar, as Ashwin is more capable of scoring as a batsman.
He is better than most players in the lower half. It will be a delight to see Ashwin’s entry in the World Cup. The greatest match-winners of India playing for the home World Cup will undoubtedly raise the bar. It is good news that the management is evaluating the players and rethinking their decisions.
Off-spinner Sundar was included and participated in the Asia Cup against Sri Lanka. However, he didn’t get to bat or bowl. If needed, he might also be added to the World Cup squad.
Rohit is confident about Ashwin’s experience; he won’t hamper the performance if he comes up to play.
He added, “Ashwin is a consistent player in the test matches. It is a good option to have an experienced bowler on board for the World Cup if required. He has been playing comparatively well recently.”
Giving the good players an off was a good move by the management team for the big tournament. The management fully supports the players with all the required amenities and training.
Ajit Agarkar said, “We played a good game in the Asia Cup, and it’s now important for players to take a physical and mental break. It gives us the necessary time to attend to the other players. We have a strong team ready to play and get through the World Cup.”
Ashwin’s addition to the game will bring positive results in India’s favor. India opens the game against Australia in Chennai. The other cities, including Lucknow, Delhi, and Kolkata, that are spin-friendly.
Players for the first two ODIs and the third ODI
The first two ODI squads:
KL Rahul (the captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan, Prasidh Krishna, Mohd. Shami, Washington Sundar, R Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, and Tilak Varma so far, these players and the wicketkeeper are finalized for the first two ODIs. An interesting game is ahead of us in the coming months.
The players for the third ODI:
Rohit Sharma (the captain), Hardik Pandya, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Shubham Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan (the wicketkeeper), Suryakumar Yadav, Axar Patel, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, R Ashwin, Mohd. Shami and Mohammed Siraj. The players finalized for the third ODI. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma will appear in the third ODI match. The final team member announcement is on September 28, 2023. The final ODI squad is a team of kickass players.