Rohit Sharma to lead India's World Cup squad; three players to make their tournament debut

Sep 5, 2023

By: Sourabh Jain

India announces World Cup squad

The BCCI has announced the 15-man squad for the World Cup. Here is everything you need to know about the squad, venues, match dates and more.

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Rohit Sharma to lead the squad

The Indian cricket team will be led by Rohit Sharma, one of the team’s senior most players.

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Hardik Pandya appointed vice-captain

Hardik Pandya, who is being touted as the next white ball cricket captain after Rohit Sharma, will play the role of vice-captain during the World Cup.

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KL Rahul makes a comeback

KL Rahul, who has been missing for the past few months due to a surgery, has been given the green signal to hit the field. He is the second wicketkeeping option apart from Ishan Kishan.

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Bumrah to lead the bowling attack

Jasprit Bumrah, who has also returned to the Indian side after a long break due to injuries will lead India’s bowling attack.

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Suryakumar Yadav selected

Suryakumar Yadav, who has struggled to make the same impact in the 50-over format as he has done in T20s, has also been called up.

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The ones who missed out

In-form players like Yuzvendra Chahal, Rituraj Gaikwad, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Sanju Samson have missed out on being selected for the mega tournament.

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Indian squad for World Cup

Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya (VC), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav

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The first timers

India has a mix of young and experienced players in the squad. While the likes of Kohli and Sharma have experienced the big stage, Ishan Kishan, Shubman Gill and Shardul Thakur will be playing in the tournament for the first time.

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First match

India will begin its World Cup 2023 journey against Australia on October 8 in Chennai.

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India vs Pakistan

India will take on its arch-rival Pakistan on October 14 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

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