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Team India’s Performance At 2019 ICC ODI World Cup And 2023 World Cup Journey So Far. Team India led by Virat Kohli entered the 2019 ODI World Cup as one of the favorites, having won the Asia Cup and the ODI series against South Africa and Australia in the lead-up to the tournament. However, they were unable to live up to expectations, losing to New Zealand in the semi-finals.

In the 2023 ODI World Cup, India are once again one of the favorites, but they will face a number of challenges. The team is in transition, with a number of senior players having retired or been dropped. However, they also have a number of talented young players, and they will be hoping to go one step further than they did in 2019.

ICC ODI World Cup 2019

Team India led-by Virat Kohli began the 2019 ODI World Cup in strong form, winning their first seven matches. However, they suffered a setback when they lost to New Zealand by 31 runs in the 2nd semi-final. They recovered to beat Bangladesh in their next match, but they were then eliminated from the tournament after losing to New Zealand by 18 runs in the semi-finals.

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India’s batting was one of their strengths in the 2019 ODI World Cup. Rohit Sharma finished as the leading run-scorer of the tournament with 648 runs, while Virat Kohli scored 442 runs. KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya also made significant contributions with the bat.

However, India’s bowling was a cause for concern. Jasprit Bumrah was their leading wicket-taker with 18 wickets, but no other bowler took more than 10 wickets. The team also struggled to contain opposition batsmen in the middle overs.

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ICC ODI World Cup 2023

India are once again one of the favorites to win the 2023 ODI World Cup. They have a number of talented players in their squad, including Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya, and Jasprit Bumrah.

However, the team is also in transition, with several senior players having retired or been dropped. MS Dhoni has retired, while Dinesh Karthik and Kedar Jadhav, Shikhar Dhawan have been dropped.

This means that India will have to rely on a number of young players in the 2023 ODI World Cup. Players such as Shreyas Iyer, Shubman Gill, Mohammad Siraj, and Ishan Kishan will need to step up if India are to win the tournament.

India secured their third consecutive victory, claiming the top spot on the points table with a resounding win. Their bowlers orchestrated a remarkable collapse, leaving Pakistan reeling at 8 for 36. India’s dominance was clear from the start, and Pakistan’s only chance at a comeback hinged on early wickets. However, Rohit Sharma emerged with unwavering determination.

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The Indian captain blazed an impressive 86 off 63 deliveries, including six fours and six sixes. His partnership with Virat Kohli, contributing 56 runs from 42 balls, and another solid stand of 77 runs from 71 balls with Shreyas Iyer, sealed Pakistan’s fate. Iyer added 53 runs off 62 balls, ensuring India’s victory. This triumph also extended India’s flawless record to 8-0 against Pakistan in the ODI World Cups.

ODI World Cup 2023 India Squad Overview

India have a very strong batting line-up, with a number of world-class players. Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and KL Rahul are all among the best batsmen in the world, and they will be hoping to score a lot of runs in the 2023 ODI World Cup.

India also have a very good bowling attack, led by Jasprit Bumrah. Bumrah is one of the best bowlers in the world, and he is leading wicket-takers in the tournament to date. Mohammed Shami, Mohammad Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja are also very good bowlers, and they will give India a lot of options.

India also has a lot of experience in their squad. Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, and Ashwin have all played in multiple ODI World Cups, and they will be able to guide the younger players in the team.

Overall comparison

Overall, India has a good chance of winning the 2023 ODI World Cup. They have a strong team with a good mix of experience and youth. However, the team will need to learn from their mistakes in the 2019 World Cup and perform consistently if they want to lift the trophy.