Indian Deaf Cricket Association announces 15-man squad for T20 World Cup 2023
IDCA has been doing good work in developing India's deaf cricketers.
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The Indian Deaf Cricket Association (IDCA) has left no stone unturned in making the national team a dominant force globally. The Indian team won the Champions Trophy in October 2022 under the inspirational coaching of Dev Dutt and is now eyeing the T20 World Cup which is scheduled to be held in Qatar from December 1 to December 12.
In the same light, the IDCA announced a 15-man squad for the showpiece event. The team is going to be led by Virender Singh and all-rounder Sai Akash has been named as the vice-captain. The IDCA organised a five-day coaching camp in Delhi from August 21 to August 25 with a pool of 25 players. 26 players were initially selected for the camp but one of them was ruled out due to injury. After assessing the performances of all the players, the selectors picked 15 of them for the impending world event.
Head coach Dev Dutt said that the team is geared up for their upcoming challenges and also praised the chief selector Vinod Kumar Matta for being supportive. The former mentioned that the players have their sights set on the T20 World Cup after winning the Champions Trophy by beating South Africa by 39 runs in the final.
“The preparations are going really well. Our chief selector, Vinod Kumar Matta has also been very supportive. Our aim is to win the T20 World Cup. We won the Champions Trophy recently and our next target is to lift the World Cup for India,” Dev said while talking to CricketNext.
I just want this team to win the World Cup and wish them luck: Former India player Gursharan Singh
Meanwhile, Gursharan Singh praised the India team for producing good performances consistently and noted that there is no lack of talent in the players. The veteran wished them luck for their upcoming World Cup campaign.
“Playing for India is a matter of pride and honour. I just want this team to win the World Cup and wish them luck. They have been doing pretty well for quite some time. They won the Champions Trophy & a tri-nation series recently. This team is very talented,” Gursharan said.
India’s World Cup Squad- Virender Singh (C), Sai Akash, Shiv Narayan Sharma, Umar Asharaf, Survojyoti Sur, Akash Singh, Abhishek Singh, Sudarsan E, Kuldeep Singh, Deepak Kumar, Prathviraj Shetty, Vivek Kumar, Pranil More, Manjeet Kumar, Jitendra Tyagi