The 50-over Cricket World Cup is to be played on Indian soil in the month of October-November next year. There is almost a year left for the start of this World Cup, but Team India is still busy experimenting. For example, for the ODI series against New Zealand, India was handed over the captaincy of the team to Shikhar Dhawan. At the same time, Rohit Sharma will do in the ODI series against Bangladesh.
Players like Yuzvendra Chahal, Umran Malik, Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav, Shubman Gill have been included for the ODI series against New Zealand. But these players will not be part of the ODI series against Bangladesh. That means you are not even giving continuous opportunities to the players. Due to being constantly in and out, there is additional pressure on such players, whose effect has been seen many times in their performance as well.
India now has 8 tournaments left
If seen, India has to participate in a total of eight ODI series/tournaments before the 2023 World Cup. During this, a total of six matches each are to be played against New Zealand and Australia. There, there will be three matches each against Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and West Indies. Along with this, Asia Cup with 50 overs format is also to be organized.
In the T20 WC, only experiment had destroyed the fleet.
Team India’s performance in T20 World Cup 2022 was very poor. The reason behind this was the use of Team India. In the last one year, India has tried more than half a dozen captains. On the other hand, on many occasions there were changes in the opening pair. At the same time, in the name of experiment, the team also tried many players.
But in the end, when it was the turn of the T20 World, most of the senior players were given a chance. This decision was not wrong either, but then the question arose that if only senior players were to be selected then why were they given so many rests on the pretext of workload management. Players like Mohammed Shami suddenly came to the T20 squad after a year.
Team India should learn for ODI World Cup
Now that there is less than a year left in the ODI World Cup, the Indian team will have to give continuous opportunities to those players who can be potential contenders to be selected in the World Cup team. Yes, young players should also be given a chance, but for the time being, it would be better if they are tried in T20 cricket. Right now you have given him a chance in one ODI series, but if you drop him from the team for the next series, then his performance will definitely be affected.
Indian team for ODI series against New Zealand: Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (Wicketkeeper/Vice-Captain), Sanju Samson (Wicketkeeper), Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Deepak Chahar, Umran Malik.
Squad for ODI series against Bangladesh: Rohit Sharma (captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Shreyas Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Shahbaz Ahmed, Akshar Patel, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Sen.