The Indian players displayed enthusiasm during their training at Chinnasway Stadium in Bengaluru ahead of the 2023 World Cup match against The Netherlands.
The BCCI shared a video where nearly the entire squad engaged in a game of ‘footvolley,’ blending elements of football and volleyball.
Plastic chairs were used to separate teams, creating a lively and laughter-filled atmosphere during the game. You can watch the video here:
India hasn’t lost any matches in the 2023 ODI World Cup, winning all 8 games. They are set to play against New Zealand in the semifinals.
India aims to stay focused and avoid complacency in their upcoming match against The Netherlands
The home team has secured the first position in the 2023 World Cup group stage and is expected to compete in the semifinals against New Zealand at the Wankhede Stadium on November 15.
Despite the match against The Netherlands having little at stake, the Indian team aims to maintain its winning streak and avoid complacency.
Following a week’s rest after the remarkable 243-run victory against South Africa, it remains to be seen whether Captain Rohit Sharma and Coach Rahul Dravid will opt to rotate players.
Key players like Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami might be rested to ensure their readiness for the knockout stages. Shardul Thakur and Prasidh Krishna could step in.
Additionally, there’s a possibility of resting Kuldeep Yadav and providing another opportunity for Ravichandran Ashwin.
India has felt the absence of the balance that Hardik Pandya brought to the team. However, the strategy of fielding specialists has proven effective up to this point.
India’s 2023 World Cup Squad:
Mohammed Shami, Shreyas Iyer, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Prasidh Krishna, KL Rahul (wk), Shardul Thakur, Rohit Sharma (c), Kuldeep Yadav, Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Siraj, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishan Kishan (wk), Shubman Gill.