Ashwin Replaces Axar Patel in India World Cup Squad

Ashwin Replaces Axar Patel in India World Cup Squad
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India bank on Ashwin’s experience to fill Axar Patel void at World Cup 2023

India have turned to experienced off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin to fill the void left by injured all-rounder Axar Patel in their final 15-man squad for the 2023 Cricket World Cup.

Ashwin, 37, brings with him a wealth of experience, having played in the 2011 and 2015 World Cups for India. He is also a proven performer on Indian pitches, having taken 13 wickets in eight matches in India’s run to the semi-final in 2015.

Ashwin’s participation could prove crucial in the 46-day tournament as pitches are expected to deteriorate in the latter stages. He also gives India a spin option which was missing from their team earlier.

India captain Rohit Sharma has made it clear that the team is confident in their plans for the World Cup, and that Ashwin’s selection is not a sign of desperation.

“When we talk about the 15 we are very clear what we want,” Sharma said. “We are not confused, we know where we are headed as a team.”

Despite Axar’s absence, India have an almost full-strength squad that includes KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer and Jasprit Bumrah, who have all made successful comebacks from long-term injuries.

India begin their World Cup campaign on October 7 against Australia in Chennai. Before the tournament, they will play two warm-up fixtures, against England on September 30 and the Netherlands on October 3.

World Cup 2023 India Squad

India’s 15-member squad for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023:

  • Batsmen: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav
  • Wicket-keepers: Ishan Kishan, KL Rahul
  • All-rounders: Hardik Pandya (vice-captain), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin , Shardul Thakur
  • Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav

Additional Information :

  • Ashwin’s experience is a major asset for India, as he has played in two previous World Cups and knows how to perform at the highest level. He is also a proven performer on Indian pitches, which will be a major advantage for India in the tournament.
  • The deterioration of pitches in the latter stages of the tournament is a major concern for all teams. Ashwin’s ability to bowl effectively on turning pitches could be the difference between winning and losing for India.
  • India’s off-spinning options were limited before Ashwin’s inclusion. His addition gives India a much-needed variety in their attack and makes them more potent on Indian pitches.
  • India’s near full-strength squad is another major boost for the team. The return of Rahul, Iyer, and Bumrah gives India a world-class batting lineup and a potent bowling attack.

Conclusion

All in all, the inclusion of Ashwin in India’s World Cup squad for 2023 is a good news for the Indian team. Ashwin’s experience, quality and versatility make him an invaluable asset for India and can prove to be the difference between winning and losing the tournament

India Schedule for ICC World Cup 2023

DateTime (IST | GMT) MatchVenue
08 Oct 2023, Sunday2pm IST | 8.30 am GMTIndia vs AustraliaMA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
11 Oct 2023, Wednesday2pm IST | 8.30 am GMTIndia vs AfghanistanArun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
14 Oct 2023, Saturday2pm IST | 8.30 am GMTIndia vs PakistanNarendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
19 Oct 2023, Thursday2pm IST | 8.30 am GMTIndia vs BangladeshMaharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
22 Oct 2023, Sunday2pm IST | 8.30 am GMTIndia vs New ZealandHimachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala
29 Oct 2023, Sunday2pm IST | 8.30 am GMTIndia vs EnglandBharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
02 Nov 2023, Thursday2pm IST | 8.30 am GMTIndia vs Sri LankaWankhede Stadium, Mumbai
05 Nov 2023, Sunday2pm IST | 8.30 am GMTIndia vs South AfricaEden Gardens, Kolkata
12 Nov 2023, Sunday2pm IST | 8.30 am GMTIndia vs NetherlandsM Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

ICC World Cup 2023 Date

India will host the ICC World Cup 2023 from October 5 to November 19, 2023. The quadrennial international men’s cricket championship, which is put on by the International Cricket Council (ICC), will be in its thirteenth iteration.

ICC World Cup 2023 Host

The ODI World Cup 2023 will be held in India from October 5, 2023 to November 19, 2023

India will be hosting the ICC World Cup tournament for the first time on its own in the entire history of the tournament. The country has co-hosted the tournament in 1987 (together with Pakistan), 1996 (together with Pakistan and Sri Lanka) and 2011 (together with Sri Lanka and Bangladesh) but has not hosted it on its own ever.

Cricket World Cup 2023 Stadiums

World Cup 2023 cricket will be held in India and will be held at 10 venues across the country. The stadiums offer a variety of capacities and facilities and can be found anywhere in the country, from big cities to small towns.

Here is a list of the stadiums for the Cricket World Cup 2023:

  • Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
  • Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
  • Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala
  • Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
  • MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
  • Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
  • Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
  • M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
  • Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
  • Eden Gardens, Kolkata

ICC World Cup 2023 Prize Money Breakdown

Total prize money: US$10 million

Breakdown of Prize Money:

  • Winner: US$4 million
  • Runner-up: US$2 million
  • Losing semi-finalists: US$800,000 each
  • Teams eliminated after the group stage: US$100,000 each
  • Winner of each group stage match: US$40,000

Cricket World Cup Prize Money In Indian Rupees

  • Winner : ₹33,20,00000
  • Runner-up : ₹16,60,00000
  • Losing semi-finalists : ₹6,64,00000 each
  • Teams eliminated after the group stage : ₹83,00000 each
  • Winner of each group stage match : ₹33,20000

Note : $1 = ₹83 Approx.

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