As anticipation builds for the upcoming 2023 ODI World Cup in India from October 5 to November 19, cricket enthusiasts are keeping a close eye on expert opinions, team predictions, and potential winning combinations. In line with this trend, former India batting coach Sanjay Bangar has stepped into the spotlight by unveiling his meticulously curated 15-member squad for the much-anticipated event.
Leading up to the World Cup extravaganza, the Indian cricket team is immersed in preparations, currently gearing up for the Asia Cup set to commence on August 30. Meanwhile, prior to the World Cup, the Men in Blue are scheduled to participate in two warm-up encounters, pitting their skills against the defending champions England and newly inducted entrants, the Netherlands.
Bangar’s Insights Take Center Stage
With the World Cup on the horizon, cricket experts are seizing the opportunity to offer their insights into potential squad selections, tactical strategies, and predictions for the victors. Joining this conversation is former India batting coach Bangar, who has revealed his preferred 15-member India squad for the 2023 World Cup in a chat with Star Sports.
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Bangar’s chosen squad is a testament to his strategic thinking, as he has crafted a balanced composition that covers all aspects of the game. His selection comprises five specialist batters, two wicketkeeper-batters, two spin-bowling all-rounders, one pace-bowling all-rounder, one specialist spinner, and four fast bowlers.
Bangar’s squad includes a mix of experienced and young batting talent. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli bring their proven track records, while Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, and Ishan Kishan represent the upcoming generation of formidable batters. KL Rahul‘s inclusion further adds to the batting depth.
Bangar named a trio of versatile all-rounders in his outfit in the form of Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel. Pandya’s explosive batting and ability to contribute with the ball make him a valuable asset. Axar and Jadeja provide spin-bowling options and lower-order batting strength, enhancing the team’s flexibility.
Kuldeep Yadav‘s presence as a specialist spinner in Bangar’s team gives the team the much-needed variety in the bowling department. His spin variations could prove pivotal on Indian pitches.
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Bangar’s pace-bowling department features a mix of skill and experience. Jasprit Bumrah‘s ability to provide crucial breakthroughs, along with the rising talents of Mohammed Siraj and Arshdeep Singh, ensures a well-rounded fast bowling attack. Mohammed Shami’s experience adds depth and skill to the pace unit.
Sanjay Bangar’s 15-member squad for ODI World Cup 2023:
Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh.
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