India skipper Rohit Sharma and BCCI chief selector Ajit Agarkar addressed a press conference and finally announced India’s 15-member squad for the upcoming ODI World Cup 2023. ICC World Cup 2023 begins on October 5 in India and a total of 10 teams will compete against each other for the title.
India will play their opening game against Australia on October 8. The much-awaited India vs. Pakistan clash will take place at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
India has announced a well-balanced squad for the marquee tournament consisting of seven batters, four bowlers, and four all-rounders. India has decided to go ahead with KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer, who have just returned from injuries. On the other hand, Sanju Samson and Tilak Varma were left out of the squad. India has gone with three left-arm spinners while three specialist pacers have been picked.
Rohit Sharma Gave A Priceless Reaction When Ajit Agarkar Announced Him As India Captain For World Cup 2023
Meanwhile, when BCCI chief selector Ajit Agarkar revealed the squad for the World Cup, a hilarious moment took place when Rohit Sharma gave an epic reaction that has gone viral on the internet.
Rohit Sharma is set to lead Team India in ICC World Cup 2023. He was the vice-captain of the Indian team during the previous edition in 2019 and is all set to lead the team in the ODI World Cup for the first time in his career.
BCCI chief selector Ajit Agarkar announced the ICC World Cup 2023 squad during a press conference. When he announced Rohit Sharma as the captain, the Indian captain couldn’t control his emotions and showed his fist in happiness.
The video of the same has been going viral on the internet, watch it here:
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) September 5, 2023
Notably, Rohit Sharma was the highest run-getter in the previous edition of the World Cup in 2019. He smashed as many as 5 centuries in the tournament, setting a record.
India’s Squad For World Cup 2023:
Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya (vice-captain), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav