There is only some time left before the start of ODI World Cup 2023. The first match will be played between England and New Zealand on 5 October. All the teams have announced their squads for the ODI World Cup and teams could make changes in their squads till September 28. There has been one change each in the teams of India and Australia. With this, there are two players in the Indian team who also participated in the ODI World Cup 2011, and this time they have been given a place in the squad. Let us know about these players.
These Indian players also played in the ODI World Cup 2011:
For India, Ravichandran Ashwin and Virat Kohli also participated in the ODI World Cup 2011 and this time both these players will be seen playing under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma in the ODI World Cup 2023. Earlier Ashwin did not get a chance in Team India. Akshar Patel was included in the squad, but he got injured during the Asia Cup and was ruled out of the World Cup. For this reason, Ashwin came into the team as a replacement for Akshar.
Had performed like this in ODI World Cup 2011:
Ravichandran Ashwin played two matches for India in the ODI World Cup 2011 and took 4 wickets. Virat Kohli played 9 matches in the ODI World Cup 2011 and scored 282 runs, which included a century. It was because of these two players that Team India was successful in winning many important matches. India won the ODI World Cup 2011 title under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
ICC trophy not won for 10 years:
India last won the ICC Trophy in 2013. Since then, Team India has been empty-handed for the last 10 years. In the last World Cup, Team India had reached the semi-finals, where India had to face defeat against New Zealand. This time the World Cup is being held on Indian soil. Because of this, Team India seems to be a strong contender to win the title. India has recently won the Asia Cup 2023 title and most of the players of the team seem to be in form.