The current scenario involves the Indian cricket team participating in the 2023 Asia Cup. Team India has secured its spot in the final match scheduled for the 17th of September. While the opponent for the final has not been determined yet, India is set to face Bangladesh in their final Super 4 match before the grand showdown. This forthcoming match may provide an opportunity for some benched players to showcase their skills.
In addition to their Asia Cup endeavours, the Indian team has also announced their squad for the upcoming ODI series against Australia, which precedes the ODI World Cup 2023. This three-match series is slated to commence on September 22nd and serves as a vital preparation for the World Cup. The final of the Asia Cup will conclude on September 17th, just before the start of the series against Australia. Consequently, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is expected to reveal the Indian squad for this series in the near future.
While it is anticipated that the majority of the players selected for the World Cup will also participate in this series, there might be a slight possibility of one or two alterations. However, confirmation awaits the official announcement by the BCCI. As it stands, only the World Cup squad is set to participate in the entire series. The team currently representing India in the Asia Cup shares a significant overlap with the World Cup squad, and all players are performing commendably. Consequently, there is minimal speculation regarding player changes at this juncture, unless players are rested. Both the Asia Cup final and the ODI series leading up to the World Cup are pivotal, and teams aim to ensure player fitness and readiness.
The composition of Team India for India against Australia: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya (Vice-Captain), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Akshar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj.