World Cup-2023 / India's dream of winning the World Cup hinges on these 12 matches, see

Zoom News : Jun 19, 2023, 07:57 AM
World Cup-2023: The Indian cricket team was expected to win the final of the ICC World Test Championship and end the drought of winning the ICC trophy. Team India failed in this. But there is still a big tournament left so that India can end this drought and the country has high hopes from this tournament. This tournament is the ICC ODI World Cup. This World Cup will be played in India only in October and November. Team India would like to name this World Cup under any circumstances and now it has only 12 matches to prepare for it.

India last won the ICC trophy in 2013 but since then the drought of winning the ICC trophy of Team India continues. On the other hand, India last won the ODI World Cup in its own home in 2011 and now once again it is getting a chance at home. Team India has less time and in this time it has to solve many puzzles.

12 Opportunities Must Be Seized

Now also know which 12 occasions we are talking about. Actually, India has to play about 12 ODIs before the World Cup and in these matches only it will have to prepare to become its world champion. India has to tour West Indies next month. India has to play a three-match ODI series on this tour. After this, India has to go to play Asia Cup from 31 August to 17 September. This Asia Cup is to be played in ODI format this time. If India reaches the final of this Asia Cup, then it will have to play six matches here.

India will have to play two matches in the group stage. After this, if India goes to the Super-4, then it will play three matches with three teams here and then if it makes it to the finals, then one match, that means a total of six matches. After this India has to host Australia in September. A three-match ODI series is to be played between India and Australia on this tour. After this, India has to play the World Cup only. From West Indies tour to Australia series, India can get a chance to play a total of 12 ODIs.

Shortcomings have to end

India will get only these matches for the preparation of ODI World Cup and in these matches India will have to eliminate all its shortcomings. Then whether it is a strong opening pair or preparing a strong middle order. The challenge before captain Rohit Sharma and coach Rahul Dravid is to prepare the middle order of the team. Shreyas Iyer has handled this middle order well for some time. But he is injured at the moment. Although it is expected that he will be fit till the Asia Cup. But apart from him, the team will also have to pay attention to who will handle the middle order.

Because Rishabh Pant is also injured and it is almost certain that he will not be able to play in the ODI World Cup. In such a situation, India will have to find an alternative to him as well. Till now India was playing KL Rahul as a wicketkeeper and middle-order batsman in ODIs, but Rahul's form has not been good. He is also injured. Although he is also expected to be fit till the Asia Cup, but after returning, if Rahul does not appear in his rhythm, then India will have to prepare a backup. Rohit and Rahul will also try to find the right team combination in these 12 matches.