Indian Wicketkeeper in World Cup 2023: ODI World Cup 2023 is to be played in India. The mega tournament will start from October 5, while the final match will be played on November 19. Before the World Cup, Team India seems to be stuck with a big problem regarding the wicketkeeper. With the injured Rishabh Pant, the difficulties of Team India are not taking the name of being reduced. In such a situation, let us know what are the options available with the team as a wicketkeeper for the tournament.
Rishabh Pant was the victim of a horrific car accident on December 30, 2022. After this, Pant has recovered a lot till now. But it may take a long time for him to get full fitness. At the same time, no official information has been revealed regarding Pant as to when he will return to the field.
These days the Indian team is present on the West Indies tour, where the series of Test matches is being played. In the first Test from India, Ishan Kishan made his debut as a wicketkeeper. Whereas in white ball cricket, Ishan made his debut in March 2021. He has played 14 ODIs and 27 T20 International matches for India. Ishan is a very aggressive batsman. He has also scored a double century in ODIs. In such a situation, he can be a choice for Team India in the World Cup.
At the same time, wicket-keeper batsman Sanju Samson has been made a part of the Indian team for the ODI and T20 series played on the West Indies tour. Sanju, who made his international debut in 2015, has so far played 11 ODIs and 17 T20 Internationals. He has scored 330 runs in ODIs and 301 runs in T20 Internationals. Along with batting, Sanju’s wicketkeeping side is also very strong.
Apart from Ishan Kishan and Sanju Samson, Team India also has KL Rahul. Although, Rahul is still recovering from his injury but he has started batting in the nets. In such a situation, speculations are being made that he may return till the World Cup. Rahul is the most experienced player in both Ishan Kishan and Sanju Samson. He plays all the three formats for India. He has played 47 Tests, 54 ODIs and 72 T20 Internationals in his career so far.
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