World Cup 2023 is around the corner. The mega event is just 2 months away from now as the official schedule of the tournament has been announced. The carnival of cricket will begin from the 5th October and the final is all set to take place on the 19th November. 10 teams will fight hard in 48 matches and would be looking to take home the crown of cricket.
2 Opening Combinations that India might try for the ICC World Cup 2023
The home conditions will be a massive plus for the Indian cricket team heading into the World Cup 2023. All eyes would be on them as will be favourites to win the tournament. With World Cup set to take place at their home, it’ll be a great opportunity for the Indian team to end their ICC Trophy drought and win the crown of cricket. India will be opening their campaign against Australia in Chennai on 8th October. With the tournament around the corner, there are massive speculations about their batting combinations. In this piece, we take a look at 2 Opening Combinations that India might try for the ICC World Cup 2023:
Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill
India’s first-choice opening pair for the ICC World Cup 2023 will be Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill. Ever since they started opening as a pair they have set the stage on fire and have given the Indian team a rollicking start in all the games. They as a pair have been extremely successful and are expected to play a vital role for the team in the tournament as well. Both individually too have achieved great things and it’s fair to say that if they play to their best, India is not far away from lifting the third ODI World Cup.
Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan
Often we have seen that Indian openers have struggled against the left-arm pacers and therefore to negate that threat we might see India including Ishan Kishan in the team for the ICC World Cup 2023. The opening batter has been excellent in the ODIs batting at the top and recently smashed three consecutive half-centuries in the ODI series against West Indies. He along with skipper Rohit Sharma has gelled well whenever they have opened the innings and we might see them opening in some games.