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ICC World Cup 2023 India Final Squad Announcement Highlights: Ravichandran Ashwin replaces Axar Patel | 5 points

ICC World Cup 2023 India Final Squad Announcement Highlights: All rounder spinner Axar Patel was ruled out of the World Cup due to injury 
  • Ravichandran Ashwin replaced Axar Patel in India's World Cup squad after good performance in India-Australia series 
  • India's captain K L Rahul, right celebrates with Ravichandran Ashwin the dismissal of Australia's Marnus Labuschange during the first one day international match between Australia and India (AP)Premium
    India's captain K L Rahul, right celebrates with Ravichandran Ashwin the dismissal of Australia's Marnus Labuschange during the first one day international match between Australia and India (AP)

    ICC World Cup 2023 India’s Final Squad Announcement Highlights: Ravichandran Ashwin on Thursday replaced Axar Patel in Team India's final squad for the ICC World Cup 2023. Axar Patel, who was injured in Asia Cup 2023 is ruled out of the World Cup due to the injury. Earlier, he also missed the India-Australia series where Ravichandran Ashwin displayed stunning performance. 

    Ravichandran Ashwin's performance in the recently concluded ODI series against Australia has been great. 

    The 37-year-old could add some much-needed variety to India's bowling line-up, which currently lacks an off-spinner. Patel, on the other hand, is a much better batsman at number 8, as his performances over the past year or so have shown.

    Ravichandran Ashwin's inclusion makes him the only player with Virat Kohli who stands as the sole player hailing from India's triumphant 2011 World Cup journey who has now participated in cricket's most prestigious event after a span of 12 years. Ashwin's involvement extended to the 2015 World Cup held in Australia and New Zealand, during which he impressively secured 13 wickets from eight matches, contributing significantly to India's journey to the semifinals. He maintained his crucial role in India's limited-overs cricket squad until the 2017 Champions Trophy.

    Ravichandran Ashwin replaces Axar Patel | 5 points

    1. All rounder spinner Axar Patel was ruled out of the World Cup due to injury

    2. Ravichandran Ashwin replaced Axar Patel in India's World Cup squad after good performance in India-Australia series

    3. Ravichandran Ashwin's inclusion makes him the only player with Virat Kohli who stands as the sole player hailing from India's triumphant 2011 World Cup journey

    4. A section of the analysts had seen Ashwin's inclusion in the squad as writing on the wall

    5. India will play its first World Cup fixture against Australia on 8 October in Chennai

    India's final squad for the ICC World Cup 2023

    Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya (vc), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav

     

    28 Sep 2023, 10:04:47 PM IST

    India World Cup Squad 2023 Live: ‘Hope India can play good cricket’ says Sourav Ganguly 

    India World Cup Squad 2023 Live: "This is going to be a big World Cup. The World Cup is a big tournament. India has been playing very well, so it is a matter of delight. We hope that they continue to play the same good Cricket for the next 45 days," Ganguly told the reporters.

    28 Sep 2023, 09:40:55 PM IST

    India World Cup Squad 2023 Live: BCCI wish Axar a speedy recovery

    28 Sep 2023, 09:23:41 PM IST

    India World Cup Squad 2023 Live: ICC's official release on Ravichandran Ashwin's inclusion 

    India World Cup Squad 2023 Live: "Axar Patel has failed to recover in time for the World Cup after sustaining a left quadriceps strain during India’s Asia Cup Super Four encounter against Bangladesh. The spin-bowling all-rounder missed the final of the Asia Cup as a result," the ICC said in an official release.

    "Veteran spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has been named his replacement, who was impressive on his return to ODI cricket in the recently concluded series against Australia where he picked up four wickets in two games."

    28 Sep 2023, 08:50:34 PM IST

    India World Cup Squad 2023 Live: R Ashwin and Virat Kohli only players from 2011 WC victory squad 

    India World Cup Squad 2023 Live: Ravichandran Ashwin's inclusion makes him the only player with Virat Kohli who stands as the sole player hailing from India's triumphant 2011 World Cup journey who has now participated in cricket's most prestigious event after a span of 12 years. Ashwin's involvement extended to the 2015 World Cup held in Australia and New Zealand, during which he impressively secured 13 wickets from eight matches, contributing significantly to India's journey to the semifinals. He maintained his crucial role in India's limited-overs cricket squad until the 2017 Champions Trophy.

    28 Sep 2023, 08:37:01 PM IST

    India World Cup Squad 2023 Live: Ravichandran Ashwin's inclusion in World Cup squad sparks buzz

    India World Cup Squad 2023 Live: Indian cricket team selectors on September 28 announced veteran off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin as a member of ODI World Cup squad, as he would be replacing all-rounder Axar Patel, who could not recover from the quadriceps tear injury in time. Read More

    28 Sep 2023, 08:20:51 PM IST

    India World Cup Squad 2023 Live: Ravichandran Ashwin replaces Axar Patel in India's final squad

    India World Cup Squad 2023 Live: Ravichandran Ashwin replaced injured Axar Patel as India announced its final squad for the World Cup on Thursday. The chances of Ravichandran Ashwin in the World Cup squad increased as he performed exceptionally well in the India-Australia series. Axar Patel was injured during the Asia Cup 2023 and then missed the India-Australia squad. Read More

    28 Sep 2023, 08:13:55 PM IST

    India World Cup Squad 2023 Live: Ravichandran Ashwin's crucial role 

    India World Cup Squad 2023 Live: India's quest for World Cup glory kicks off on October 8 in Chennai, facing Australia. The pitches in Chennai are known for their sluggish nature, favoring spin bowlers, and in this context, Ashwin's familiarity with the venue, gained through numerous appearances for both India and the Chennai Super Kings, will prove to be a valuable asset for Captain Rohit Sharma. As the sole specialist off-spinner in the squad, Ashwin's extensive experience, backed by 155 wickets from 115 ODIs, further strengthens his significance to the team.

    28 Sep 2023, 08:04:40 PM IST

    India World Cup Squad 2023 Live: India's Final Squad

    India World Cup Squad 2023 Live: Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya (vc), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav

    28 Sep 2023, 07:48:16 PM IST

    India World Cup Squad 2023 Live: Announced!! R Ashwin replaces Axar Patel 

    India World Cup Squad 2023 Live: India submitted its final squad with the ICC on Thursday and spinner Axar Patel is ruled out of the ICC World Cup 2023 due to injury. Spinner Ravichandran Ashwin replaced him in India's World Cup squad. 

    India's final squad for the ICC World Cup 2023

    Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya (vc), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav

     

    28 Sep 2023, 07:25:13 PM IST

    India World Cup Squad 2023 Live: Pakistan cricket team lands in India after 7 years 

    India World Cup Squad 2023 Live: Pakistan Cricket team, led by Babar Azam arrived in India on 27 September ahead of the ICC World Cup 2023. This is the first time in seven years that Pakistan's men's cricket team has visited the country, which is hosting the World Cup 2023 this time. The nail-biting tournament begins on 5 October and concludes on 19 November. Read More

    28 Sep 2023, 07:02:31 PM IST

    India World Cup Squad 2023 Live: Coach Rahul Dravid on India squad availability

    India World Cup Squad 2023 Live: “We have had a few issues with viral going around the group. It was a bit of a balancing act, especially because few guys had to go home due to personal reasons. There was a team leaving for the Asian Games tonight, so some of the guys like Rutu (Ruturaj Gaikwad) and Tilak (Varma) had to go. So, it was a bit of a jugglery that we had to manage in this game," Dravid said in the post-match press conference.

    “But no, I'm hoping we have got about a week. I expect everyone to be there in Guwahati when we reach tomorrow, latest by tomorrow night or the morning the next day, we should be full strength. The bug around the group should've cleared up as well. Be nice if that happens," said Dravid further.

    28 Sep 2023, 06:19:45 PM IST

    India World Cup Squad 2023 Live: Will Ashwin take Axar Patel's place? Rohit Sharma says…

    India World Cup Squad 2023 Live: Indian team are set to announce their final squad for the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 today amidst doubts about changes in the provisional squad that was released earlier this month. According to an ICC release, all teams must finalize their 15-player World Cup squads prior to September 28 and any replacements from thereon will require the approval of ICC. Read More

    28 Sep 2023, 06:03:00 PM IST

    India World Cup Squad 2023 Live: ‘MS Dhoni did not win the World Cup,’ here's what Ab de Villiers said

    India World Cup Squad 2023 Live: Former South Africa captain Ab de Villiers recently said that MS Dhoni did not win the World Cup but instead it was a team effort. Speaking on his YouTube channel, De Villiers said, "Cricket is a team game..A player alone doesn't lifts the World Cup. On Twitter I see people saying Dhoni alone won the World Cup…But that's not right..MS Dhoni did not win the world Cup , whole Team India won the World Cup. Ben Stokes did not lift the trophy in Lord's in 2019, it was team England. There is a lot that goes into winning a World Cup from coaching staff to selectors, the board members, the players, the subs, everyone adds a little bit of potion to the mixture."

    28 Sep 2023, 05:52:31 PM IST

    India World Cup Squad 2023 Live: Coach Rahul Dravid's update on Axar Patel

    India World Cup Squad 2023 Live: "We have to wait for an official confirmation or a decision on that. The NCA is in touch with the selectors and Ajit (Agarkar) so I will not make any comments on that. If there is any change you will get to hear about it officially, as of now there are no changes," Coach Rahul Dravid said.

    28 Sep 2023, 05:26:56 PM IST

    India World Cup Squad 2023 Live: Virender Sehwag's take on Suryakumar Yadav 

    India World Cup Squad 2023 Live: “At No. 6 and 7 KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya will be there. So Suryakumar won't be there at either of those positions. There is No. 5 though. But if Hardik Pandya is your sixth bowler then Rahul will bat at No. 5, and Hardik at No. 6, then comes the bowlers. We thought Ishan Kishan could fit in somewhere in the line-up, but that hundred which Shreyas Iyer scored, if he plays at No. 4 then it will be Iyer, Rahul and Hardik at No. 4, 5 and 6 respectively," former Indian opener Virender Sehwag said.

    28 Sep 2023, 05:14:04 PM IST

    India World Cup Squad 2023 Live: Rohit Sharma speaks on Team India's recent performance 

    India World Cup Squad 2023 Live: “I'm pretty happy, of course, I would like to go all the way along but if I'm hitting like that I'm happy. In the last 7-8 ODIs we have played really well, we have been challenged under different conditions and different teams, and I thought we responded to that challenge pretty well. Unfortunately, not the result we wanted today. I'm pretty happy, more importantly how he (Bumrah) feels body-wise, he has got so much skill, one bad game can happen to anyone. How he feels mentally and body-wise is key for us and that's looking good for us," Rohit Sharma said. 

    28 Sep 2023, 04:55:28 PM IST

    India World Cup Squad 2023 Live: Virender Sehwag reveals MS Dhoni's one-liner during 2011 World Cup 

    India World Cup Squad 2023 Live: “When we had a team meeting, we decided we won't read newspapers, don't listen to outside noise. Anything which can add to pressure, we won't do. It had become a rule and almost everyone genuinely followed that. We stayed together, we tried enjoy and do team-building exercises. Because it's easy to drift apart in long tournaments such as these. Gary Kirsten and MS Dhoni ensured that we stay together," Virender Sehwag said. 

    “Before and after matches, we had get-togethers. And we used to mostly talk cricket. On dinners, cricket strategies used to be topic. I used to give suggestions. That was a big reason behind our World Cup win. Of course, we had pressure. Whether we were on flight, the CISF personnel, in hotel, the managers and waiters... everyone kept saying, ‘win the World Cup,’"

    “But MS Dhoni has this one line, 'focus on the process'. Our process was good, that's why we won," said the former India star.

    28 Sep 2023, 04:29:05 PM IST

    India World Cup Squad 2023 Live: Current squad

    India World Cup Squad 2023 Live: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj and Kuldeep Yadav.

    The Team India squad is not expecting big changes, but as Axar Patel was injured in Asia Cup 2023 and Ravichandran Ashwin performed well in the Australia series, the team might want to see if something can done there. 

    Moreover, the inclusion of Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav for almost the same role has also raised some eyebrows. So, people are expecting some changes to that effect. 

    28 Sep 2023, 04:13:53 PM IST

    India World Cup Squad 2023 Live: Sunil Gavaskar on R Ashwin's role in squad

    India World Cup Squad 2023 Live: Describing his position on the debate over Ravichandran Ashwin's inclusion in India's World Cup squad, Sunil Gavaskar said, “The way he has bowled in the last two matches, I think he has made the cut for the World Cup squad. If there is even a hint of doubt on Axar Patel's fitness, whether he'll be completely fit for the entire World Cup; because any injury can be a recurring one and he needs to be careful. If the team management think they can't take that chance with Axar because it is the World Cup and everyone wants their squad to be 100 percent fit; so if there are any doubts then Ashwin could make a comeback."

    The former cricketer added, “He has bowled exceptionally well in the last 3-4 overs he bowled in Mohali, then the way he utilised the carrom ball in Indore. So if there are any doubts on Axar, Ashwin will come back into the team."

    28 Sep 2023, 03:48:10 PM IST

    India World Cup Squad 2023 Live: Rohit Sharma praise spinner R Ashwin 

    India World Cup Squad 2023 Live: "You cannot take away the class and the experience that the individual has over the years and in the last couple of games we saw how well he bowled. He's (Ashwin) got a lot of variation up his sleeves and in case there is a chance, we can look at a lot of things. So hopefully, the way things are at this point in time, it does well for us because we've got all the backups and everything ready as well," Skipper Rohit Sharma said praising Ravichandran Ashwin. 

    28 Sep 2023, 03:25:36 PM IST

    India World Cup Squad 2023 Live: Skipper Rohit Sharma not confused 

    India World Cup Squad 2023 Live: “When we talk about the 15 we are very clear what we want. We are not confused, we know where we are headed as a team. It's a team sport and we want everyone to come and play their part - that's how we win championships. It's about looking after the body and try and stay fresh for the next one and half months," skipper Rohit Sharma said. 

    28 Sep 2023, 03:07:01 PM IST

    India World Cup Squad 2023 Live: Virender Sehwag's take on Suryakumar Yadav

    “At No. 6 and 7 KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya will be there. So Suryakumar won't be there at either of those positions. There is No. 5 though. But if Hardik Pandya is your sixth bowler then Rahul will bat at No. 5, and Hardik at No. 6, then comes the bowlers. We thought Ishan Kishan could fit in somewhere in the line-up, but that hundred which Shreyas Iyer scored, if he plays at No. 4 then it will be Iyer, Rahul and Hardik at No. 4, 5 and 6 respectively," former Indian opener Virender Sehwag said. 

    28 Sep 2023, 02:47:10 PM IST

    India World Cup Squad 2023 Live: Rahul Dravid on Axar Patel's inclusion in the squad

    India World Cup Squad 2023 Live: "We have to wait for an official confirmation or a decision on that. The NCA is in touch with the selectors and Ajit (Agarkar) so I will not make any comments on that. If there is any change you will get to hear about it officially, as of now there are no changes," Coach Rahul Dravid said. 

    28 Sep 2023, 02:18:38 PM IST

    India World Cup Squad 2023 Live: Coach Rahul Dravid lays out key issues in squad ahead of ICC World Cup warm-up matches 

    India World Cup Squad 2023 Live: “We have had a few issues with viral going around the group. It was a bit of a balancing act, especially because few guys had to go home due to personal reasons. There was a team leaving for the Asian Games tonight, so some of the guys like Rutu (Ruturaj Gaikwad) and Tilak (Varma) had to go. So, it was a bit of a jugglery that we had to manage in this game," Dravid said in the post-match press conference.

    “But no, I'm hoping we have got about a week. I expect everyone to be there in Guwahati when we reach tomorrow, latest by tomorrow night or the morning the next day, we should be full strength. The bug around the group should've cleared up as well. Be nice if that happens," said Dravid further.

    28 Sep 2023, 02:04:58 PM IST

    India World Cup Squad 2023 Live: MS Dhoni did not win the World Cup, says AB de Villiers

    Former South Africa captain Ab de Villiers recently said that MS Dhoni did not win the World Cup but instead it was a team effort. Speaking on his YouTube channel, De Villiers said, "Cricket is a team game..A player alone doesn't lifts the World Cup. On Twitter I see people saying Dhoni alone won the World Cup…But that's not right..MS Dhoni did not win the world Cup , whole Team India won the World Cup. Ben Stokes did not lift the trophy in Lord's in 2019, it was team England. There is a lot that goes into winning a World Cup from coaching staff to selectors, the board members, the players, the subs, everyone adds a little bit of potion to the mixture,"

    28 Sep 2023, 01:57:40 PM IST

    India World Cup Squad 2023 Live: Pakistani team receives warm welcome in Hyderabad

    Pakistan Cricket team, led by Babar Azam arrived in India on 27 September ahead of the ICC World Cup 2023. This is the first time in seven years that Pakistan's men's cricket team has visited the country, which is hosting the World Cup 2023 this time. The nail-biting tournament begins on 5 October and concludes on 19 November.

    As the team arrived in Hyderabad, they received a warm welcome at Hyderabad airport. Excited crowds, held back by officers, cheered and shouted the team captain's name Babar Azam, as the Pakistanis arrived at the airport in the southern city of Hyderabad. The World Cup is scheduled to be held between October 5 to November 19 in India. 
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    28 Sep 2023, 01:45:55 PM IST

    India World Cup Squad 2023 Live: Rohit Sharma's praise for Ashwin

    Speaking at a pre-match press conference on Monday, the Indian skipper said, "You cannot take away the class and the experience that the individual has over the years and in the last couple of games we saw how well he bowled. He's (Ashwin) got a lot of variation up his sleeves and in case there is a chance, we can look at a lot of things. So hopefully, the way things are at this point in time, it does well for us because we've got all the backups and everything ready as well,"

    28 Sep 2023, 01:42:58 PM IST

    India World Cup Squad 2023 Live: What Sunil Gavaskar said including Ashwin in WC squad?

    Describing his position on the debate over Ravichandran Ashwin's inclusion in India's World Cup squad, Sunil Gavaskar said, “The way he has bowled in the last two matches, I think he has made the cut for the World Cup squad. If there is even a hint of doubt on Axar Patel's fitness, whether he'll be completely fit for the entire World Cup; because any injury can be a recurring one and he needs to be careful. If the team management think they can't take that chance with Axar because it is the World Cup and everyone wants their squad to be 100 percent fit; so if there are any doubts then Ashwin could make a comeback."
    The former cricketer added, “He has bowled exceptionally well in the last 3-4 overs he bowled in Mohali, then the way he utilised the carrom ball in Indore. So if there are any doubts on Axar, Ashwin will come back into the team."

    28 Sep 2023, 01:29:01 PM IST

    India World Cup Squad 2023 Live: Axar might be retained, Rahul Dravid drops major hint

    While talking about the injury incurred by spinner Axar Patel, India head coach said, "We have to wait for an official confirmation or a decision on that. The NCA is in touch with the selectors and Ajit (Agarkar) so I will not make any comments on that. If there is any change you will get to hear about it officially, as of now there are no changes,"

    28 Sep 2023, 01:18:26 PM IST

    India World Cup Squad 2023 Live: Rohit Sharma says ‘not confuse’ on squad selection

    While speaking at the post-match presentation on Wednesday, Rohit Sharma said, "When we talk about the 15 we are very clear what we want. We are not confused; we know where we are headed as a team. It's a team sport and we want everyone to come and play their part - that's how we win championships. It's about looking after the body and try and stay fresh for the next one and half months," Rohit Sharma said.

    Click here to read the full report

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