2023 World Cup will take place in India, and the reverse countdown to the mega event has started. The 50-over World Cup will happen in Asia for the first time in 12 years. The last time Asia hosted this event, India emerged as the champions by defeating neighbors Sri Lanka in the final.
The Men in Blue will be keen to win the mega event in 2023 as well, but they have a huge pool of 26-30 players. Only 15 players will make it to the final squad, and at the moment, it seems like the following five players who featured in the series against Bangladesh may not make it to that squad.
1. Axar Patel might miss 2023 World Cup
Washington Sundar has proven himself as a utility all-rounder. When Ravindra Jadeja returns to the squad, it is likely that he and Sundar will be the two spin options. Axar Patel might not find a place in the 15-man squad.
2. Shahbaz Ahmed might miss 2023 World Cup
Shahbaz Ahmed is a left-arm spin-bowling all-rounder like Axar Patel. Both Ahmed and Patel will likely be dropped once Ravindra Jadeja is fit.
3. Deepak Chahar might miss 2023 World Cup
Deepak Chahar has suffered too many injuries in the recent past. It could be troublesome for India if he gets injured during a main match of the World Cup and is not able to complete his spell.
4. Kuldeep Sen
It looks like India’s top four ODI pacers right now are Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami and Umran Malik. It is unlikely that any of the other pacers will make the cut to the 15-man squad.
5. Rahul Tripathi
Middle-order batter Rahul Tripathi did not receive a chance to play in the dead rubber of the Bangladesh series. With so many players ahead of him, Tripathi may not make it to the final 15.