- Indian team is looking very strong in this world cup.
- Their youngsters such as Shubman Gill and Muhammad Siraj have been exceptional in recent times.
- India’s experienced players including Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are big threat for bowlers in this tournament.
The global cricket tournament known as the World Cup is set to kick off in just a few days. First match will be played on 4th October between defending chanpions England and New Zealand.
Indian team is very strong in this world cup. Moreover, they also have the home advantage. Winning the Asia cup recently have also boosted Indian team for world cup.
Indian have many top players but here we will discuss top 5 Indian players to watch in this world cup:
Muhammad Siraj is currently No 1 ranked bowler in ICC ODI rankings. Siraj played a total of 29 ODI matches in which he took 54 wickets. Recently in Asia cup final, Siraj gets his best bowling figures taking 6 wickets by conceding just 21 runs.
After a long time, India has got a bowler who can bowl consistently at 140+ kph pace. Siraj is known for his ability to swing the new ball and generate movement off the pitch.
Shubman Gill is currently No 2 in ICC ODI rankings and is just 10 points away from NO 1 ranked ODI batter Babar Azam. Shubman Gill has played a total of 35 ODIS in which he scored 1917 runs at a brilliant average of 66.10. Gill has 6 centuries and 9 half centuries in his ODI career.
Gill usually opens the innnings with Rohit Sharma. Gill also holds the record of youngest player to score a double century in ODIS. Even Indian captain about Gill said:Gill is the next big thing in cricket.
Virat Kohli also known as king of cricket is ruling the cricket. Virat Kohli is so much consistent in his match winning performances. In this year 2023, Kohli has scored 3 centuries till now. Kohli has overall played a total of 281 ODI matches in which he scored 13083 runs at an average of 57.38. Kohli has 47 ODI hundreds in his international career.
Maintaing average of 57.38 after 281 matches is a remarkable achievement. This experience will enable Kohli to score bug runs in this tournament. Therefore, Kohli’s temperament, class and hunger to score runs makes him special.
Rohit Sharma well known Indian player is always a threat for bowlers in ICC tournaments. Although, current form of Sharma is not according to his standards but his past performances and the performance in the last world cup makes him a big player.
Rohit Sharma has played a total of 251 matches in which he scored 10112 runs at an average of 48.65. Shrarma has made 30 hundereds in his international ODI career.
Kuldeep Yadav recent performances are exceptional. The mystery spinner bowled brilliantly in Asia cup and was man of the the tournament of Asia cup. Kuldeep Yadav played a total of 90 ODI matches in which he took 152 wickets. His best bowling figures in ODIs are 6 wickets for just 25 runs.
Kuldeep Yadav was also the hughest wicket taker in 2018 in ODIs. The left arm spinner took 45 wickets in the year 2018. Kuldeep Yadav has an unreadable action which makes him different from other mystery spinners.