Former Indian cricketer Wasim Jaffer has picked his Indian squad for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. What caught the attention of many was the Ranji Trophy legend didn’t pick Yuzvendra Chahal and Suryakumar Yadav.
Wasim Jaffer picks his India squad for the ICC World Cup 2023; leaves out Yuzvendra Chahal
The much anticipated ICC Cricket World Cup is around three months away from now. The biggest carnival in International cricket has kept everyone on their toes. The ICC World Cup 2023 will be played 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.
With ICC World Cup around the corner, former Indian player Wasim Jaffer has named his 15-member squad for the tournament. Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill are the two openers in his team and it was surprising that he added Shikhar Dhawan as a third opener in the team.
Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul are the three middle-order batters picked by Wasim Jaffer in his team. He also backed Rahul to be the keeper. For the second keeper’s slot in the team, the former Indian cricketer preferred Sanju Samson, dropping Ishan Kishan, who scored a double ton recently.
Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel are the three all-rounders picked in the squad by Wasim Jaffer while Kuldeep Yadav and Shardul Thakur also made it in his team. In the fast bowling department, he picked Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj and Mohammad Shami.
Wasim Jaffer picks his India squad for the ICC World Cup 2023
Here’s Wasim Jaffer’s India squad for the ICC World Cup 2023
Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Sanju Samson, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur