5 changes Indian team likely to make before ICC World Cup 2023
These players have been waiting for their chance to play for the nation and if given chances would be proving their mettle.
Updated - Mar 30, 2020 4:30 pm
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 ended a few days ago with the host team reaching the pinnacle in one of the most intensely contested finals in the Cricket World Cup’s history. The Indian fans were left disappointed after the semi-finals where the Indian cricket team could not make the cut and were knocked out of the tournament by a clinical New Zealand side.
Be that as it may, cricket is still viewed as a religion in India and fans have already started looking forward to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 which is to be hosted in India itself. Though the performance of most of the players had been really good or at least decent throughout the tourney, there are still some changes which can be made to boost up this squad. With age already on the wrong side for some of the players, they may have to be replaced by the young blood.
Here are 5 changes which may be brought in the Indian Team for 2023 World Cup
1. Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant has already gained some experience of playing in a World Cup after he was called up to replace Shikhar Dhawan who sustained an injury in the second match of the World Cup against Australia. Rishabh Pant may be included in the team as a first-choice wicketkeeper-batsman after a string of impressive performances.
The doubt over Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s career looms large after the statements given by Chief Selector MSK Prasad. Pant has already performed reasonably well in Test Cricket and looks fit to dominate in the white-ball cricket as well.
Pant has the ability to play aggressive cricket from the scratch and put the pressure back on the opposition, something which had been missing in the Indian middle order as evidenced from their matches against Afghanistan and West Indies. If he works a little bit on his temperament, Pant may be the best bet for a wicketkeeper-batsman for the Indian team.