Yuvraj Singh discusses India's ODI team dynamics in Cricket World Cup 2023
Delhi : In the Cricket World Cup 2023, Mohammed Shami, a skilled pacer from India, has been the team's go-to bowler. He has taken 23 wickets at an economy rate of 5.01 over six matches, making him the leading wicket-taker. Three five-wicket hauls and a four-for have been among his exploits. In Tuesday's Mumbai semifinal matchup with New Zealand, Shami claimed seven wickets. After right-arm pacer Hardik Pandya suffered an unlucky injury, the pace sensation never looked back, even though he was not included in the starting XI for India's first four matches in the competition.
"India always had match-winners on the bench. I won't say Hardik's injury was a blessing in disguise, but everyone was waiting to see how Shami would perform, and the way he has set the stage on fire has been outstanding. Mohammed Shami is deserving of the Player of the Tournament title, in my opinion," Yuvraj said to Sports Tak. In 2003, as a player, Rahul Dravid, the current head coach of India, came passionately close to winning the Cricket World Cup. Australia defeated India in the summit match.
Rohit Sharma is one of the players who has previously come quite close to winning the championship. He had the opportunity to play in the following two World Cups, but India was eliminated in the semi-finals both times, even though he was not included in the team that won the 2011 tournament.
"Rahul Dravid and Rohit Sharma might win their first World Cup medal. They are deserving. We didn't know the combination, thus before the Asia Cup, we were wondering where the Indian ODI team was. But Yuvraj said, "Iyer, Rahul, and Bumrah's comeback definitely made a difference.