On January 3, Team India will play the first match of 2023. The Sri Lankan team has come to India for T20 and ODI series. There are new faces in the team under the captaincy of Hardik for the first T20. Suryakumar has been made the vice-captain for the first time.
The first T20 is also being seen as a test for the youth. It is also being called the beginning of preparations for the T20 World Cup 2024. The team can experiment and come up with new strategies.
Team India will play 43 matches apart from Asia Cup and World Cup
This year, the Indian team will play 43 matches in the bilateral series. These include 18 ODIs, 17 T20s, and 8 Tests. The Asia Cup and World Cup matches are not included in these.
In 2022, Team India played 71 matches. 46 won and 21 lost. 1 match was tied while 3 could not result. Team India has won the maximum number of matches in a calendar year. This is a great achievement for team India.
The team was also successful in reaching the semi-finals of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022. The Indian team also did well in white-ball cricket. But the performance in the Asia cup remained disappointing. Team India failed to perform well in the Asian Cup to lift the title.
Leadership new, Surya vice-captain for the first time
The leadership of the team is new for the first T20 or say series of the year. The management has entrusted the responsibility of the first project of the year to Hardik Pandya. Suryakumar has been made his deputy. Surya has become the vice-captain of Team India for the first time.
3 new faces on the team
For the first series of the year, the selectors have included Shivam Mavi, Mukesh Kumar, and Rahul Tripathi. He can be seen playing in the blue jersey.
Can win the first match of the year only once in 10 years
Talking about the last 10 years, Team India has won the first match of the year only once. In other words, our team has a very poor record in terms of winning the first match of the new year.
The only win that came to our team in the first match of the new year was against England. In 2017, Team India defeated England by three wickets in ODIs.
Rohit Sharma is back on the team
He has started training. Rohit posted the training on social media. After this post of his, his fans are feeling relieved. This photo of him has also been liked by Suryakumar Yadav and KL Rahul, who was made the vice-captain of Team India for the T20 series.
At the same time, a user wrote on this post, 2023 is definitely going to be yours. Best wishes to you for the coming year. At the same time, another user wrote that who would have thought there would be a Hitman show in 2023.