The Indian team is busy preparing for the World Cup to be held at the end of the year 2023 and the performance seen in the first month of the year indicates that these preparations are moving in the right direction. India has so far played a total of 6 matches in 2023, in which only the top order batsmen of Team India have scored 6 centuries.
Captain Rohit Sharma, opener Shubman Gill and former captain Virat Kohli are running in excellent form. Earlier Shubman was scoring hundreds and now Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma have also opened their account. This is a good sign for Team India before the ODI World Cup.
Team India batsmen in the year 2023
• Shubman Gill – 6 matches, 567 runs, 113 average, 208 highest score, 3 centuries, 1 half-century
• Virat Kohli – 6 matches, 338 runs, 67 average, 166* highest score, 2 centuries,
• Rohit Sharma – 6 matches, 328 runs, 54 average, 101 highest score, 1 century, 2 fifties
Centurions of India (ODIs) in the year 2023
Shubman Gill – 208 vs New Zealand
Virat Kohli – 166* vs Sri Lanka
Shubman Gill – 116 vs Sri Lanka
Virat Kohli – 113 vs Sri Lanka
Shubman Gill – 112 vs New Zealand
Rohit Sharma – 101 vs New Zealand
Click: Gill Da Mamla Hai… Another century by Shubman, equals Babar Azam in this record
Team India’s openers are amazing that in the 6 matches played so far in this year, the Indian team has scored 4 times beyond 300, on some occasions even the score of 400 was not far away. Please tell that during this time Team India has played all its matches in India only.
India’s scores in 2023 so far (in ODIs)
• Vs Sri Lanka – 373/7
• Vs Sri Lanka – 219/6
• Vs Sri Lanka – 390/5
• Vs New Zealand – 349/8
• Vs New Zealand – 111/2
• Vs New Zealand – 385/9
Click: Rohit Sharma ends drought of centuries, studded century in ODIs after 3 years, equals Ricky Ponting
The special thing is that this year the ODI World Cup is to be held in India only, in such a situation the preparation of Team India seems to be better so far. After Shikhar Dhawan’s dismissal from the ODI team, it is certain that Shubman Gill will open with Rohit Sharma and he has been successful in scoring runs and playing big innings.
Along with this, the return of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma to form is also an auspicious sign for Team India. Both the batsmen are strong players of India and this could be the last World Cup for both, so Team India has high hopes from both the batsmen.