Rohit Sharma during the announcement of the India squad for the ICC ODI CWC 2023 admitted that sometimes taking tough calls while selecting a squad for a big event like ODI CWC is inevitable and someone has to take it and players would be ignored so that team could get strengthen for the big events. The Board of Control for Cricket in India has announced the India’s 15 member squad for the marquee tournament that is scheduled to be held in India between October to November, players like Tilak Varma, Sanju Samson are ignored where as KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer are selected in the squad.
Rohit Sharma justified the selection of the squad by saying that the players are selected keeping the opponents in mind.
“It is not a bad thing when people are fighting for their spots. The challenges increase and it (the selection) gets harder. But we have to see who is in form, who the opposition is and which player can benefit the most in those circumstances.”Rohit Sharma said during press conference
Rohit Sharma will be leading the team in the World Cup and his deputy will be Hardik Pandya, though there is only one full-time spinner that India is going with Kuldeep Yadav he will be accompanied by Axar Patel and Ravindra Jadeja both are good in left-arm spin, apart from spin bowling pace attack include names like Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur and Jasprit Bumrah.
Jasprit Bumrah hasn’t bowled in the Asia Cup 2023 so far, he returned to India to take care of his family as recently he became a father and it is highly likely that he will remain there till Super Four starts and will return to the team in the Super four stage though there is no official confirmation on his return yet.
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