The upcoming ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023 is slated to be held in India later in October-November 2023. It will also be the first time that an ODI World Cup will be held entirely in India.
Following India’s disastrous performances in the Asia Cup 2022 and ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, the BCCI is already figuring out a perfect plan going forward into the next World Cup.
Team India last won the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup back in 2011. Notably, the Men in Blue got the better of Sri Lanka under MS Dhoni’s captaincy to win their second ODI World Cup.
However, since then, it has been a series of frustrating results in the ODI World Cup. Moreover, the last time when India won the ICC title was back in 2013.
Team India won the Champions Trophy by defeating England in England. Apart from that, they haven’t really made their bid for the second ICC title.
Recently, Team India made it to the semis of the ICC T20 World Cup held in Australia. They surrendered at the hands of Jos Buttler and Co in the semi-final.
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BCCI Selects 20 Players For ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023
Meanwhile, the BCCI has shortlisted as many as 20 players for the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023. BCCI took time to come up with as many as twenty names at the Annual General Meeting.
Based on the performances of the players, the Indian players deservedly earned their spot. The shortlisted players will be rotated in the upcoming bilateral series.
It is quite imperative for the board to select the right players going forward into the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023. Meanwhile, the BCCI President Roger Binny chaired the Annual General Meeting.
He marked his presence via video conference. On the other hand, Rohit Sharma, chief selector Chetan Sharma, chief coach Rahul Dravid and NCA head VVS Laxman held a group discussion for hours.
The meeting took place in a Mumbai hotel before they came up with a final list. Team India will play as many ODIs before the ICC ODI World Cup. As things stand, they will host Sri Lanka, New Zealand and Australia in the first three months of 2023. “It was a very constructive and fruitful meeting where we reviewed the past performance and planned for future events, including World Cup and World Test Championship (WTC).
“We will give preference for international cricket while making sure the IPL is not diluted. The issues of player availability, workload management, and fitness parameters were also discussed at length during the meeting along with the roadmap to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023,” a BCCI source, who attended the meeting was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.