The World Cup is going to start from October 5 and in this Mahakumbh of cricket, India will play its first match against Australia on October 8. All 10 countries have also announced their teams for the World Cup and now all eyes are on the playing eleven. There is a lot of discussion about India’s playing eleven for the first match of the World Cup, because finalizing the playing eleven seems to be a difficult task for the team management. Meanwhile, former Indian batsman Aakash Chopra has selected his playing eleven for the first match of the World Cup.
No place for Shreyas Iyer
The biggest change that Aakash Chopra has made in the playing eleven selected for the first match against Australia is that Shreyas Iyer has not been given a place in it. In Aakash Chopra’s playing eleven, KL Rahul has been placed at number 4 in place of Iyer. Suryakumar Yadav is also a part of this playing eleven. Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav had performed well in both the ODIs against Australia.
replace letter R with Ashwin
Apart from this, Aakash Chopra has selected Hardik Pandya as the third fast bowler in the playing eleven. Apart from Hardik, Mohammad Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah are seen in the fast bowling attack. The special thing is that Aakash Chopra has kept R Ashwin in the team in place of injured Akshar Patel. Along with Ashwin, Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav are also part of the team.
This is Aakash Chopra’s playing eleven for the first match of the World Cup.
Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah.