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Can BCCI Alter India’s ODI World Cup 2023 Team Until This Date?

by khushahal vishwakarma
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Is it still possible for India and other nine teams to make changes to the ODI World Cup 2023 team? If yes, what is the deadline for changing the team for the World Cup?

In early September, the Indian cricket team announced its 15-member team, which did not include players like Sanju Samson, Tilak Varma, and the renowned Krishna. While Tilak and Krishna were selected for the Asia Cup, Sanju Samson was included as a reserve player. After qualifying for the tournament’s final, Suryakumar Yadav and Tilak were eventually given a chance in the Asia Cup 2023. However, both failed in their respective matches. Their failure has sparked debates on social media regarding team selection.

On Twitter (formerly known as X), many believe that Surya was a wrong choice, and Samson should have been chosen ahead of him. On the other hand, some consider selecting inexperienced Tilak a mistake, as he hadn’t played a single ODI before the Bangladesh match.

When the team was announced, there were also critics who questioned the selection of left-arm spinner Akshar Patel. Many believed that R Ashwin could have been a better choice as he is an off-spinner. The selectors have chosen Akshar to ensure depth in India’s batting. While Akshar failed to make an impact against Sri Lanka, he performed well against the Bangladesh team and secured a win with the bat.

India is scheduled to play its next match against Australia from September 22nd in a three-match ODI series. The series will conclude on September 27th. According to ICC World Cup rules, any team can make changes to its squad until September 28th. This is the final deadline for making any changes, subject to approval from the ICC.

Any team can make changes based on fitness concerns, form, and selectors’ discretion. However, no changes can be made to the team after September. If a player gets injured during the tournament, they can be replaced with a maximum of three reserve players, as per ICC regulations.

India’s World Cup team includes Rohit Sharma, who will be the captain, and Hardik Pandya as the vice-captain. The batting order comprises Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, and Ishan Kishan. Shubman Gill is the preferred opener. Suryakumar Yadav serves as a backup for Iyer. KL Rahul is the preferred wicket-keeper, and in the all-rounder category, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, and Akshar Patel are included. Kuldeep Yadav is the lone specialist spinner in the team. In the fast bowling department, Mohammad Shami, Mohammed Siraj, and Jasprit Bumrah are included.

Despite a minor comeback, Shreyas Iyer is struggling with a back issue. He played one game against Pakistan, where he received less return and has been sitting on the bench since due to discomfort in his back. It will be interesting to see if Iyer retains his place in the team by September 28th. The India vs. Australia series is crucial from his perspective.”**

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