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The Indian team is ticking most of the boxes in the bowling as well as batting departments ahead of the all-important ICC ODI World Cup 2023 scheduled to be played next month at home. India recently won the Asia Cup 2023 title after a span of as many as five years as they defeated hosts Sri Lanka by a thrashing margin of 10 wickets in the final encounter. The Men in Blue have now also registered a fabulous 5-wicket victory over the visiting Australian team in the first game of the three-match ODI series.
I will go with Bumrah and Shami as the two pace bowlers says Ashish Nehra
Team India's pace battery has been performing exceptionally well in the recent while across the three formats of the game. While talking about ODI cricket, right-arm speedster Mohammed Siraj recently rattled the Sri Lankan team in the Asia Cup 2023 final having picked up a staggering six-wicket haul. On the other hand, senior fast bowler Mohammed Shami took a remarkable five-wicket haul in the recently concluded first ODI against Australia in Mohali on Friday. While making his comeback after a long injury layoff, pacer Jasprit Bumrah has also been bowling really well.
During a recent interview post India's victory over Australia in the opening game, former India left-arm pacer Ashish Nehra mentioned that he will definitely go with the duo of Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami as the two fast bowlers for the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 at home. He also mentioned that Siraj has been bowling really well during the last few years and will be part of the Indian team for a long time.
"I personally want all the three to play. Its too early to say at this moment, but Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami are the frontrunners for the ODI World Cup 2023. Mohammed Siraj is a complete bowler doing really well presently and will learn a lot in the future. He has performed in the last few years and I think he will play for a long time in this set up. But currently, I will go with Bumrah and Shami as the two pace bowlers," said former Indian cricketer Ashish Nehra during a recent interview.
As seen in the recently concluded Asia Cup 2023 winning campaign in Sri Lanka, India have played one of Shardul Thakur or Axar Patel in the playing XI to add some depth lower down the order in the batting department. For the same reason, the trio of Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj cannot play together at the same time. It will be interesting to see whether Siraj gets to feature in the India playing 11 for the upcoming second ODI game against Australia starting on Sunday.