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Sanjay Bangar Picks For India’s World Cup Squad; Suprised Inclusion Of Pacer

With less than two months before the ICC Men’s World Cup 2023, India has been making preparations for the tournament. On this occasion, the former Indian players have picked his 15-members for India’s World Cup Squad.

Sanjay Bangar Picks for India’s World Cup Squad

Indian team is in its final phase of preparation for playing in the Asia Cup which is set to start on August 30. The Players’ squad has been assembled at NCA, Bengaluru doing a fitness test before the continental event.

With KL Rahul have been suffered with niggle on his injury, he will be sidelined for two matches in Asia Cup and Sanju Samson will be in the main squad. India will be facing their arch-rivals Pakistan on September 2 at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium. Completing the Asia Cup, India will play a three-match ODI series against Australia before the World Cup.

India has started its preparations for the World Cup with experiments on young players in the West Indies tour. The squad selected by the BCCI for the Asia Cup will likely to be the base squad for the ICC tournament with some changes in it.

Asia Cup will serve as the warmup and give experience for the players. But the former player, Sanjay Bangar has revealed his picks for the World Cup squad which has some surprise inclusions like Arshdeep Singh over Shardul Thakur and Prasidh Krishna.

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Arshdeep has played three ODIs for India and failed to make it into the squad as the selectors had other options of choosing bowling all-rounder Shardul Thakur and Prasidh Krishna. Sanjay chose his squad with five batters excluding two wicketkeeper-batsmen and four pace bowlers instead of pace bowler all-rounder.

“For the World Cup, the way I have chosen my squad is focused on combinations. The combination will be as follows: five specialist batsmen, two wicketkeeper-batsmen, two spin-bowling all-rounders, one pace-bowling all-rounder, one specialist spinner, and four fast bowlers,” Bangar said.

“My specialist batters would be Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, while wicket-keeper batters are Ishan Kishan, KL Rahul. For spin bowling all-rounders, I would prefer both left-arm – Axar Patel, Ravindra Jadeja,” said Bangar.

“One pace bowling all-rounder would be Hardik Pandya, while the specialist spinner would be Kuldeep Yadav. The four fast bowlers would be Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh,” Bangar concluded.

Sanjay Bangar’s 15-member India squad for World Cup 2023

Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh

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