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IND vs SL ODI: India will start preparations for the World Cup, captain Rohit Sharma will have to find answers to 3 questions in the first series


3 ODI series between India and Sri Lanka will start from January 10
Rohit Sharma will return to the Indian team from this series after injury
Rohit faces many challenges in terms of ODI World Cup

New Delhi. This year is about the World Cup. After the failure in the last two World Cups, India will try to win the World Cup at home. Last time in 2011, Team India became the world champion at home. In such a situation, this time everyone has high expectations from the team. After winning the T20 series from Sri Lanka, now Team India will try hard against this team in ODIs. This will be India’s first ODI series in 2023. Rohit Sharma will return to the team from this series. He was out of the team after getting injured on the Bangladesh tour last year. A lot of changes happened during this time.

Hardik Pandya was made the captain for the T20 series against Sri Lanka, while in ODIs instead of KL Rahul, Hardik was also given the responsibility of vice-captaincy. At the same time, a new selection committee headed by Chetan Sharma also came into existence, which will soon select Team India for the home series against New Zealand. Before that, Rohit will have the challenge of winning the first ODI series in the World Cup year as captain and player. He will also have to find answers to many questions during this series. Like who will be his opening partner in ODIs? Which young bowlers will get a chance after the return of Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah?

In the absence of Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul in the T20 series against Sri Lanka, the new opening pair of Shubman Gill and Ishaan Kishan opened the innings for India. But, this pair was able to perform better in a single match. Now Rohit Sharma’s name is fixed as an opener in the ODI series. But, who will be his opening partner? It will be interesting to see. It is not just about this series. This year India has to play more than 30 ODIs before the ODI World Cup. In such a situation, there is a high possibility of trying these players in the opening before the World Cup.

Who will open with Rohit in the World Cup?
In the recent T20 series against Sri Lanka, the performance of Ishaan and Shubman as openers was almost the same. In such a situation, it will not be easy for the Indian team management to choose either of these two as Rohit’s opening partner. Ishaan had scored the fastest double century in ODIs on the last tour of Bangladesh. At the same time, Gill scored the most runs for India in ODIs last year after Shreyas Iyer and Shikhar Dhawan.

Shubman hit 638 runs in 12 ODIs in 2022 at an average of over 70. He scored 1 century and 4 half-centuries. Whereas, Ishaan played only 8 ODIs last year. In this, he scored 417 runs at an average of 60. However, in terms of consistency, Gill has an edge over Ishaan. On the other hand, if the team wants to go with right and left hand combination, then Ishaan can be the first choice.

Rohit is also looking for form
Due to the T20 World Cup last year, Rohit Sharma played only 8 ODIs. In this, he scored 249 runs at an average of 41.5. According to Rohit’s stature, this performance will not be called good. He could not score a single ODI century last year. In such a situation, Rohit’s eyes will also be on his performance. Being the year of the World Cup, Rohit himself would like to achieve the rhythm with the comeback.

How can be the bowling combination for the World Cup?
Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah will return to Team India from the ODI series. Mohammad Siraj is also a part of the team. In such a situation, there are many options in front of captain Rohit Sharma in fast bowling. It will be interesting to see whether Rohit gives chances to young bowlers like Arshdeep Singh or Umran Malik keeping in mind the World Cup in the presence of Shami and Bumrah.

The same question is also about spin bowlers. Apart from Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Akshar Patel and Washington Sundar are present in the team. In such a situation, it has to be seen whether Rohit goes with experience or tries young Josh.

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Akshar Patel performed brilliantly with both ball and bat in the T20 series against Sri Lanka. He was chosen Player of the Series. As an all-rounder, Akshar is now challenging Ravindra Jadeja. In such a situation, this player cannot be ignored in terms of ODI World Cup. At the same time, Washington Sundar is also one such player, who gives balance to the team.

Tags: axar patel, india vs sri lanka, Ishan Kishan, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Rohit sharma, Shubman Gill, team india

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