The Mumbai Indians (MI) have more players in the final ODI World Cup lineup for Team India. Four (4) MI players made the final cut with skipper Rohit Sharma leading the line against India’s opposition at this world cup. Other players from the MI team at the World Cup are Suryakumar Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, and Ishan Kishan.
The ICC ODI World Cup is set to begin in early October 2023, and Team India looks set to take world cricket by storm at home. The rich representation of IPL teams means BCCI officials and Men in Blue coaches are ready for business at this world cup.
Many teams in the IPL have at least one player in India’s final squad lineup; however, players from few franchises didn’t make the cut. Let’s check out the players of Team India according to their IPL franchise, teams without representation in the lineup, and other vital details ahead of India’s first game.
How IPL Teams are Represented in the India ODI World Cup 2023 Squad
Mumbai Indians – 4 Players
The MI side provides more players than any other franchise and gives Team India its skipper in Rohit Sharma. Fans would expect the perennial winning mentality of MI players to rub off on players from other franchises at this tournament. Players would look to Sharma for on-the-spot leadership while trying to advance to the business end of this world cup edition.
The explosive gameplay from S. Yadav, reliable pace bowling of Jasprit Bumrah and quality wicketkeeping or batting from Ishan Kishan could be pivotal to India’s title charge at this event.
Gujarat Titans – 3 Players
The Gujarat Titans (GT) took IPL cricket by storm in their debut season, clinching their first-ever title to shock established franchise. GT players proved their debut championship win was no fluke by earning a place at the last IPL finals, narrowing losing to a determined team led by MS Dhoni.
GT players Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Shami, and Shubman Gill will bring their attacking prowess to Team India. The trio are some of world cricket’s most exciting talents and could make the difference this time around.
Royal Challengers Bangalore – 2 Players
Former Team India captain Virat Kohli represents the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and is joined by teammate Mohammed Siraj. Fans will expect Kohli to bring his A-game into proceedings when the tournament eventually kicks off.
Kohli is a record holder in the team and one of India’s most reliable batters in recent memory. Team India could be in for an exciting tournament if his prolific form continues in ODIs.
Siraj will also bring his pace bowling skills to the team, shoring up Team India’s potential as one of the favorites at this event.
Delhi Capitals – 2 Players
Kuldeep Yadav and Axel Patel bring their versatile skills from Delhi Capitals (DC) to the world cup squad. Fielding a capable spin bowler and all-rounder on your team is never a bad idea, and India seems to have taken the hint.
Kolkata Knight Riders – 2 Players
The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) would get proper representation from Shardul Thakur and Shreyas Iyer. Franchise owner Shah Rukh Khan would hope his players attract much-needed publicity to the team through their performances at the event.
Chennai Super Kings – 1 Player
Surprisingly, one player made it to the final list from current IPL champions, the Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
Lucknow Super Kings – 1 Player
KL Rahul makes a comeback to the Team India squad and represents the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) at the tournament.
IPL Franchises Without a Player in the Final ODI WC 2023 India Squad
The competitive depth in IPL cricket means fans of all ten (10) franchises want to see their players in the national team. But three (3) franchises will not have any player to represent them in India’s final squad. These franchises are Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), Punjab Kings (PBKS), and Rajasthan Royals (RR).
India Full Round-Robin Schedule at ICC ODI WC 2023
|Sun, 08 October, 2023||India v Australia||Chidambaram, Chennai|
|Wed, 11 October, 2023||India v Afghanistan||Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi|
|Sat, 14 October, 2023||India v Pakistan||Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad|
|Thu, 19 October, 2023||India v Bangladesh||Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Gahunje|
|Sun, 22 October, 2023||India v New Zealand||Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala|
|Sun, 29 October, 2023||India v England||BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow|
|Thu, 02 November, 2023||India v Sri Lanka||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai|
|Sun, 05 November, 2023||India v South Africa||Eden Gardens, Kolkata|
|Sun, 12 November, 2023||India v Netherlands||M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru|