India’s cricket season has not exactly been the best as 2022 comes to a close. The new year does, however, bring with it fresh optimism in what will be a crucial year for the players and the BCCI. In the year of the 2023 World Cup, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Rahul Dravid’s futures are all in jeopardy.
The Asia Cup, Border Gavaskar Trophy, and perhaps even the WTC Final are all on the line for the Men in Blue.
1. Different Selection Committee for India
The BCCI fired the Chetan Sharma-led selection committee in the wake of their elimination from the T20 World Cup. They were subsequently given a two-month extension, albeit the CAC had not yet chosen the new panel. Maninder Singh and Venkatesh Prasad are just a couple of the names up for consideration. In order to spearhead their revamp in the quickest format of the game, BCCI is also searching for a new T20 selector.
2. Restart T20
Since their victory in the tournament’s debut year in 2007, they have not claimed victory. India did not perform well at either of the two World Cups in 2021 and 2022. As a result, there is an increasing demand for fundamental revisions to the format. The BCCI is considering appointing a new captain in addition to a new coach and selector. With a number of young people poised to replace elders, Hardik Pandya is anticipated to spearhead the change.
3. Test Championship of the World
In 2021, New Zealand defeated the Indian team in the World Test Championship championship match. The Men in Blue now have another chance to win the coveted crown after two years. Rohit Sharma’s team is in a prime position to secure a ticket for the game even though they haven’t officially reserved a spot. The Men in Blue have a chance to become the first team to win every ICC title since the WTC is the only trophy still missing from India’s trophy cabinet.
4. World Cup of ODIs
Toward the end of October 2023, India will host the World Cup. After 12 years, when MS Dhoni’s team won the championship, the competition comes back to India. India would be expected to put on a good performance because a home World Cup is accompanied by high expectations. Since the 2013 Champions Trophy, the Indian team has failed to claim an ICC championship, but 2023 offers plenty of opportunities for them to do so.
5. Gavaskar Border Award
The animosity between Australia and India has gotten worse and worse over time. It is anticipated to be another thrilling series because a spot in the WTC Final is at stake. In their last three efforts, they have not failed to win the BGT. Since 2004, Australia hasn’t triumphed in India. A thrilling four-match Test series is forthcoming.
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