Before the ODI World Cup 2023, Team India will play 18 ODIs, 9 T20, and 8 Test matches. During this, India also has to play the 50-over Asia Cup in Pakistan. Team India recently lost the ODI series against New Zealand. Rain washed out two matches of the series, but the poor bowling of the team was once again exposed.
Apart from bowling, there are many other challenges before Team India. We will tell in this news, as well as tell how Team India can overcome these challenges.
There will be a squad of 15 players in the World Cup. Out of which 11 players will play. The 2023 World Cup will be in the round-robin format. That is, like the 2019 World Cup, all 10 teams will play each other in 9 matches.
Then the top-4 position team will play semi-finals. The winners of the semi-finals will play the final and the final will decide the world champion.
7 out of 10 teams for the World Cup have been decided on the basis of the ICC Super League points table. 3 teams are yet to be decided.
India will play 9 T-20 and 8 Tests
Apart from 18 ODIs, the Indian team will also play 9 T20 and 8 Test matches. 2 series of 3-3 T20 will be at home against Sri Lanka and New Zealand. At the same time, a series of 3 matches will also be held in the West Indies.
Team India will also play 2 Tests in Bangladesh against Bangladesh and 4 Tests in India against Australia. If the Indian team remains in the top 2 teams of the World Test Championship, then in June 2023 it can also play the final match of the championship. Then in July-August 2023, Team India has to play 2 Tests in West Indies as well.
India will play 2 series abroad
From December 2022 to September 2023, Team India will play 2 series abroad and 4 series at home. Apart from this, we also have to play Asia Cup in Pakistan in September 2023. Which will be 50 overs this time due to the ODI World Cup.
India’s first overseas series begins against Bangladesh on 4 December. India will play 3 ODIs here. Apart from Bangladesh, we will also play 3 ODIs in West Indies during July 2023.
Will play Australia 2 times at home
Team India will play 3 series of 3 ODIs at home against Sri Lanka in January 2023, New Zealand in February, and Australia in March. After the Asia Cup in September, the Australian team will again come to India for the 3 ODI series in the same month.
The World Cup will start after this series. In this way, before the World Cup, India will play 12 ODIs at home and at least 6 ODIs abroad.