India Squad Gears Up for ODI World Cup 2023: KL Rahul and Sanju Samson in Focus

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India Squad for World Cup 2023 to be Announced Next Week

India Squad for World Cup 2023 to be Announced Next Week

Having chosen a 17-member squad for the Asia Cup 2023, India squad for World Cup 2023 must be reduced to 15.

All Eyes on KL Rahul and Sanju Samson in Team India Squad

India squad for the ODI World Cup 2023 is set to be announced next week. All eyes on the selection day will be on the fitness of KL Rahul and future of Sanju Samson in the Team India squad.

India Squad to be Announced on September 5

According to reports, the senior national selection committee will choose the India Squad for World Cup 2023 on September 5, the day following India’s group-stage match against Nepal.

Meeting Location and Weather Uncertainty

On September 5, the participating countries are required to submit their squad lists to the International Cricket Council (ICC). All indications point to Kandy as the location of the meeting, with chairman of selectors Ajit Agarkar expected to arrive on Thursday.

India arrived in Kandy on Wednesday, but they didn’t train on Thursday and are slated to do so on Friday night. There is a lot of uncertainty surrounding the India vs Pakistan match because forecasts call for moderate to heavy rains over the following three days.

Uncertain Weather Conditions During Sri Lanka’s Game

However, there was no rain on Thursday during Sri Lanka’s game against Bangladesh despite the stadium being covered in dark clouds. The only precipitation was a heavy drizzle that lasted for a few minutes.

India Squad Must be Reduced to 15

Having chosen a 17-member squad for the Asia Cup 2023, India squad must be reduced to 15 with Tilak Varma and one of the choices for a seam bowler likely to be left out.

The choice between Shardul Thakur and Prasidh Krishna for the final pace bowling option will likely come down to that because India’s batting order lacks depth. Thakur’s batting will eventually be required, even though the latter can be used as an attacking option in the middle overs.

Sanju Samson as a Replacement

And if by any chance KL Rahul is deemed unfit, then Sanju Samson will get his place in the India Squad. In the case of KL Rahul passing the fitness test, Sanju Samson alongside Prasidh Krishna, and Tilak Varma will be in traveling reserves.

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