After the series win against Australia just before the marquee event, the Indian team is all pumped up to start their ODI World Cup 2023 campaign with a positive mindset. KL Rahul, whose position in the team was always questioned by people also proved his fitness and form in Asia Cup 2023 and in the ODI series against Australia
Pat Cummins, Rohit Sharma (Pic: File Pic)
As the warm-up matches of ICC Men's ODI World Cup 2023 have started, many teams are displaying their exceptional skills on the big stage. Here is all you need to know about India's first match in World Cup 2023.
The host will be playing their first match on October 8 against Australia in Chennai's M.A. Chidambaram Stadium. Team India has lifted the World Cup twice in cricketing history, whereas Australia has five ODI World Cup titles under its name. Team India's World Cup campaign will be led by Rohit Sharma and Australia will start their campaign under the captaincy of Pat Cummins.
After the series win against Australia just before the marquee event, the Indian team is all pumped up to start their ODI World Cup 2023 campaign with a positive mindset. KL Rahul, whose position in the team was always questioned by people also proved his fitness and form in Asia Cup 2023 and in the ODI series against Australia. India has made a small change by replacing Axar Patel with Ravichandran Ashwin. Axar Patel experienced a left quadriceps strain during the Asia Cup 2023.
Shreyas Iyer looks in good touch after the three-match ODI series against Australia. Steve Smith who has been a consistent performer against the Indian team will be a player to watch out for during the clash. In form, Steve Smith has completed 5,000 runs in the India vs Australia ODI series. He scored 1,260 runs in 27 ODIs against India.
India and Australia faced each other in 149 ODI matches out of which India won 56 matches and Australia won 83 matches. Australia's record against India in the ODI World Cup is 12 matches played in which Australia have come out victorious in 8 and the remaining are won by India.
India's squad for ICC World Cup 2023: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj and Kuldeep Yadav.
Australia's squad for ICC World Cup 2023: Pat Cummins (captain), Steve Smith, Alex Carey, Josh Inglis, Sean Abbott, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc.