The ICC World Cup 2023 is around three months away from now. The excitement for the event has taken its toll on the fans and players as the preparations are underway. The tournament will begin from 5th October with the final set to take place on 19th November. A total of 48 matches will take place and 10 teams will fight for the title.
2 young Indian players from the Ireland squad who can be selected for the ICC World Cup 2023
The Indian team will be one of the favourites going into the World Cup because of the home advantage. It’ll be a great opportunity for them to end their title drought. But with the tournament around the corner, there’s no certainty about the Indian squad. While the main core no doubt will be there, some wildcard entries can be made too. India has sent a young team to Ireland for the T20I series and among them few players will be under the radar of the BCCI and in this piece, we take a look at that:
Tilak Varma is one young Indian player from the Ireland squad who can be selected for the ICC World Cup 2023. He has been in the news for a while now and many experts have raised calls related to his inclusion in the team for the World Cup. The reason behind this has been the kind of maturity he showed in the T20I series against West Indies. On pitches, where almost every Indian batter struggled, he looked most settled and set the stage on fire. He was India’s best batter and in his debut series, he carried the batting lineup, ending up as a leading run-getter. Also with India lacking a left-hander in the middle order, he can be a perfect choice as he’s also handy with the ball as well.
The Indian team doesn’t have any off-spinner in the current pool of players. Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel provide a similar sort of left-arm spin bowling whereas Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal are leg-spinners. Off-spinners have often come in handy on Indian pitches and Washington Sundar is someone who can fill that role easily. He’s among the young Indian players from the Ireland squad who can be selected for the ICC World Cup 2023. Also, India has been lacking batting depth, him being the genuine all-rounder can prove to be the difference and can help India win as well. Almost every team has 2-3 left-handers in their team and therefore Sundar being an off-spinner can be vital for the team.
Indian Squad for the Ireland T20Is
Here’s Indian Squad for the Ireland T20Is
Jasprit Bumrah (Capt), Ruturaj Gaikwad (vc), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Varma, Rinku Singh, Sanju Samson (wk), Jitesh Sharma (wk), Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Ravi Bishnoi, Prasidh Krishna, Arshdeep Singh, Mukesh Kumar, Avesh Khan.