India’s interim head coach, VVS Laxman has recently talked about India’s selection issues before the 2023 World Cup.
Laxman who is the current head of the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru is the head coach of this series.
Even in a second-string side, India has very big names in its ranks.
Firstly, there is Shikhar Dhawan who is the skipper after whom comes the names of Shubhman Gill, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Siraj, Sanju Samson and Deepak Chahar to name just a few.
From this bunch, there are several players who deserve a spot in the playing XI of India across all three formats of the game.
With this range of talent available, Laxman says that the BCCI could face a problem when selecting their strongest side for next year’s World Cup.
We have a good bunch of cricketers, they are all looking forward to the series, the competition between them is good, we are spoiled for choices considering the amount of talent that we have. It will be difficult for the selectors to get the right team going into the 2023 50-over World Cup.
Adding further he said,
All the youngsters are doing well, they know that they will not get too many opportunities once the main players return, but this is a chance to perform well and keep themselves in the hunt when the strongest side is being picked.
India lost the first ODI by a very close margin of 9 runs where Sanju Samson became the star of the show by remaining unbeaten on 86 off 63 balls.
Ranchi is hosting the second ODI on the 9th of October while Delhi will play host for the 3rd and final ODI of the series.
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