Rohit Sharma-led Team India has reached Guwahati ahead of their warm-up game against England on September 30. They will play one more warm-up game against the Netherlands on October 3 before kicking off their World Cup campaign against Australia on October 8 in Chennai.
India concluded their preparations for the 2023 ICC World Cup on a high note, clinching a 2–1 series victory against Australia in a three-match ODI series. They extracted a plethora of positives from this series and must be brimming with confidence heading into the quadrennial tournament.
Interestingly, India’s veteran spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has reportedly accompanied Team India to Guwahati due to lingering uncertainty regarding Axar Patel’s recovery. If Patel doesn’t recover in time, Ashwin is poised to join India’s World Cup squad.
India Squad for ICC World Cup 2023
Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya (vc), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Axar Patel, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav.