India are playing Bangladesh for a three-match ODI series and has kickstarted their preparation for the 2023 ODI World Cup.
Additionally, former India legend, Sunil Gavaskar has a rather stern message for the Men in Blue before the 2023 World Cup.
I hope there is not too much chopping and changing. I also hope there is not too much of giving a break now. Then the combination takes a long time to gel when you come into the World Cup. And then in the World Cup, there are no matches where you can afford to lose. So, it is very important that the core plays all matches. Yes, there will be an odd player coming in somewhere when you need an extra bowler or batter. But the core has to play every single one-day game. No rest. You are playing for India. No rest. You want to win the World Cup. And for that, you need that combination to be absolutely gelling every single game.
As India starts preparing for the ODI World Cup, recreating the magic of 2011 will be high on their minds.
Against Bangladesh, this is the first of India’s bilateral series in subcontinental conditions and they will look to win the ODI series against the hosts.
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