World Cup 2023: ‘Men in Blue’ arrives in Delhi ahead of clash against Afghanistan

The Indian men’s cricket team arrived on Monday ahead of their second World Cup clash against Afghanistan in Delhi. India opened their campaign with a 6-wicket win against Australia on Sunday. India batters KL Rahul and Virat Kohli came to the rescue after the Indian top order collapsed in the first 10 overs losing three […]

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The Indian men’s cricket team arrived on Monday ahead of their second World Cup clash against Afghanistan in Delhi. India opened their campaign with a 6-wicket win against Australia on Sunday.

India batters KL Rahul and Virat Kohli came to the rescue after the Indian top order collapsed in the first 10 overs losing three wickets in quick succession. Their partnership laid the foundation for the successful chase in the low-scoring match.

India’s star opener Shubman Gill is set to miss the encounter against Afghanistan as he continues to suffer from illness.

The BCCI released a statement on Monday clarifying that Shubman will be in Chennai for medical supervision. The statement said, “Team India batter Shubman Gill will not be traveling with the team to Delhi on 9th October 2023. The opening batter who missed the team’s first fixture in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 against Australia in Chennai is set to miss the team’s next fixture against Afghanistan in Delhi on the 11th of October. He will stay back in Chennai and will be under the supervision of the medical team”.

In Shubman Gill’s absence, left-handed wicketkeeper-batsman Ishan Kishan opened with Rohit Sharma in the World Cup campaign opener against Australia. However, both of the openers failed to open their account and were dismissed for a duck.

India will likely stick to the same squad as the previous one against Australia. India will be up against Afghanistan in their second World Cup clash at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on Wednesday.

India opened their campaign with a 6-wicket victory against the Aussie on Sunday. KL Rahul and Virat Kohli came to the rescue after the top order collapsed in the game against Australia.

India squad

Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya (vc), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav.