With the India cricket staff taking part in back-to-back ODI matches, we have a look at how Rohit Sharma-led aspect’s finest ODI batting line-up ought to be within the construct as much as the 50-over World Cup.
New Delhi ,UPDATED: Jan 23, 2023 23:27 IST
Shubman Gill has been performing persistently for India in ODIs. (PTI Photo)
By Priya Nagi: India are taking part in back-to-back ODI matches within the construct as much as the 50-over World Cup in October-November this 12 months.
The Rohit Sharma-led aspect has been given three ODI collection in opposition to Sri Lanka, New Zealand and Australia (in March) earlier than gamers shift their focus to the Indian Premier League (IPL).
With India clear sweeping ODIs in opposition to Sri Lanka and securing the collection in opposition to New Zealand, we noticed gamers regaining their kinds, performing persistently and totally different match winners regardless of some key gamers absent from motion owing to accidents.
Let’s take a look at how India’s finest ODI batting line-up ought to be within the World Cup 12 months:
At the highest, Shubman Gill has cemented his place alongside captain Rohit Sharma. Gill, who was picked forward of Ishan Kishan as an opener throughout ODIs in opposition to Sri Lanka, lived as much as the expectations of the administration.
Gill amassed 207 runs in three outings, together with 100, in opposition to Sri Lanka. He then backed up his century with a welcoming double ODI hundred in opposition to New Zealand. Gill’s consistency has additionally closed the door for veteran batter Shikhar Dhawan to make a comeback.
The massive names Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, too, have regained their kind and are serving to to maintain the scoreboard ticking. The two are anticipated to anchor the innings they usually managed to take action of their current outings. Rohit hit two fifty-plus scores, whereas Kohli smashed two centuries.
Next within the lineup is KL Rahul, who could be given the choice within the absence of recovering wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant. Although Rahul’s mode of dismissals is usually a subject of debate, his smart batting has again and again has benefitted the staff. At No. 5, both Suryakumar Yadav or Shreyas Iyer would play. The administration is predicted to rotate them based mostly on circumstances and opponents.
The absence of the injured Ravindra Jadeja got here in as a blessing in disguise for Axar Patel, who made probably the most of his alternatives. Patel’s all-round prowess has helped India add some helpful runs and get the much-needed breakthrough. Until and except Patel goes off form, he’s anticipated to be a part of the taking part in XI.
With Patel and Hardik Pandey within the line-up, administration could be compelled to decide on between Washington Sundar and Jadeja (if his is match and drafted into the squad). Wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav’s onerous work can now not be neglected as he has change into a wicket-taking choice for captain Rohit.
The powerful name would come down to picking two pacers from Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah (if match and drafted into the squad), Mohammed Shami and Umran Malik. While Bumrah and Shami are confirmed belongings of the staff, Siraj and Malik have proved themselves of their restricted alternatives.
India’s finest ODI line-up: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul (wk), Suryakumar Yadav / Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar / Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj / Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami / Umran Malik.
Jan 23, 2023