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India’s complete squad and Expected Playing XI for the 2023 Asia Cup



India's complete squad and Expected Playing XI for the 2023 Asia Cup

India’s complete squad and Expected Playing XI for the 2023 Asia Cup: The 17-member squad for the Asia Cup 2023 was unveiled by the BCCI on Monday. The team’s captain has been named by chief selector Ajit Agarkar.

With the ODI World Cup in their sights, India’s performance in the regional competition, which will be played in a 50-over format this year, would be crucial to their hopes in the prestigious event later this year at home. KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer, who have each been recovering from a thigh and a back injury, both have serious questions about their physical condition.

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The fitness of pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah has come as a delightful surprise in the three-match T20I series against Ireland, and he is likely to be a feature of the Asia Cup squad.

India Squad Asia Cup 2023:

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

Openers: Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, KL Rahul

Middle Over: Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar yadav

Wicketkeeper: Ishan Kishan/Sanju Samson (Reserved)

All-rounders: Hardik Pandya (VC), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel,

Spinners: Kuldeep Yadav

Fast Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Prasidh Krishna

Ishan Kishan as third-choice opener. Three consecutive fifties in the ODI series against the West Indies as an opener seemed to worked in Ishan Kishan’s favor.

KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer return: The addition of Sanju Samson as a back up is owing to KL Rahul having picked a niggle, as confirmed by chief selector Ajit Agarkar. Shreyas Iyer on the other hand, has been declared match fit.

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Kuldeep Yadav has been named as the only wrist spinner. While dew is suspected to play a big role, Agarkar backed Kuldeep to perform. “Dew will play a part, but a good bowler is a good bowler, he (Kuldeep Yadav) will find a way. We have picked the team on the basis of the best balance we have available,” he said. Captain Rohit Sharma would clarify that the doors weren’t close for the likes of R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal and Washington Sundar, all of whom were dropped.

Tilak Varma receives maiden ODI call-up. Finishing his first international series (a five-match T20I bilateral) as top runs scorer for India has helped his case, but that Tilak is a southpaw seems also to be a major reason in the decision making.

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Prasidh Krishna also returns to the ODI setup. Having made his debut for India in the 50-over format, Krishna also marked a return from injury on the Ireland tour alongside Bumrah and seems to have made the cut just in time.

Rohit Sharma said that “We wanted someone who can bat at 8 or 9. Axar has had a good run in white ball with the bat this year. With him there, he gives us depth and then, he is a left-handed batter. We talked about Ashwin and Washi (Sundar) as well. The only way we could have picked an extra spinner was by dropping a seamer. Having said that no doors are closed for anyone. If we feel like we need Chahal, Ashwin or Washi, we’ll try to sqeeze them in.”

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ICC World Cup 2023: ENG vs NZ Dream11 Prediction, Pitch Report, Playing XI for 1st Match



ENG vs NZ Dream11 Prediction, Pitch Report, Playing XI for 1st Match

ENG vs NZ Dream11 Prediction, Pitch Report, Playing XI for 1st Match: Defending Champion England will be face New Zealand in the 1st match of the ICC Cricket World Cup at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on October 5.

Joe Root, Moeen Ali, and Ben Stokes are among the crucial players from the English side. On the other hand, Tom Latham will be leading the New Zealand troops in this game. Mitchell Santner, Devon Conway, and Trent Boult are among the key players from the side.

England have not lost any of their last five games and seems to be in great touch for the World Cup. New Zealand, on the other hand, have been decent in the last few days, winning their last two games.

Match: England vs New Zealand

Date: 5th October, 2023

Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, India

ENG vs NZ Dream11 Expected Playing XI:

England: Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes, Sam Curran, M Ali, Liam Livingstone, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (C), Aadil Rashid, Mark Wood, R Topley

New Zealand: Devon Conway, Will Young, D. Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Rachin Ravindra, Tom Latham (C), Glenn Phillips, Trent Boult, L Ferguson, Matt Henry, Ish Sodhi

ENG vs NZ Dream11 Pitch Report:

The Narendra Modi Stadium is a batting-friendly surface and is expected to assist the batters once again here. Pacers, in particular, may enjoy some seam and swing at the start, which can create problems for the batters.

Temperature: 33°c

Humidity: 49%

Wind Speed: 11 km/hr

Precipitation: NO

ENG vs NZ Head-to-Head Record:

These two teams have played a total of 95 games against each other in this format so far, where England won 45 games while New Zealand pocketed 44 in their favor.

England: 45 wins

New Zealand: 44 wins

ENG vs NZ Dream11 Players Stats:

Devon Conway: 874 runs in 22 matches

Jonny Bairstow: 3653 runs in 98 matches

Daryl Mitchell: 1025 runs and 13 wickets in 29 matches

Joe Root: 6246 runs in 162 matches

ENG vs NZ Dream11 Prediction Team for Small League:

WK: Jonny Bairstow (vc), Tom Latham, Devon Conway (c), Jos Butler

Batsmen: Joe Root, Dawid Malan, Daryl Mitchell

All-rounders: Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran

Bowlers: Trent Boult, Mark Wood

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Shadab Khan Feels Rohit Sharma is most toughest Batsmen to Bowl



Shadab Khan Feels Rohit Sharma is most toughest Batsmen to Bowl

Shadab Khan Feels Rohit Sharma is the most toughest Batsmen to Bowl: There is no question that the Indian cricket squad is chock-full of A-list players. This star-studded team features players like Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, and Rohit Sharma.

With the ODI World Cup 2023 just around the corner, the players will be focused on putting up strong performances and perhaps winning the competition.

Shadab Khan, the all-rounder for the Pakistan squad, took the spotlight to talk about the star power that the Indian team had as the team came in India for the World Cup for the first time in seven years. The 24-year-old came up and nominated Rohit Sharma, the Indian skipper.

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Shadab opined that he admires Rohit Sharma a lot and named him one of the most influential batters in world cricket. He also stated that Rohit is extremely difficult to bowl to.

“I admire Rohit Sharma a lot and among the leading batsmen in the world, he is the most difficult to bowl to. Once he gets set he becomes very dangerous. Among the bowlers, since I am a leg-spinner, it will be Kuldeep Yadav given his recent form,” Shadab Khan was quoted as saying by Sportskeeda.

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Furthermore, Shadab Khan also talked of the welcome that the Pakistan side received when they arrived in Hyderabad for their first warm-up game against New Zealand. Shadab Khan pointed out the brilliant hospitality and the tasty food that they were greeted with.

“The welcome was fantastic at the (Hyderabad) airport and also a lot of people have been thronging the team hotel and hospitality wise it’s been really good,” Shadab Khan said.

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“The food has been really tasty and the support staff (all South Africans) are worried that we end up increasing our fat percentage (laughs). Hope, we get the same love in Ahmedabad where we play India (laughs),” he added.

After losing their first World Cup warm-up game against New Zealand, Pakistan will be taking on Australia in their final warm-up game on Tuesday, October 3. Furthermore, they will begin their World Cup campaign by taking on the Netherlands on Friday, October 6.


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