Team India has a perfect start as they began their ICC World Cup preparations from today onwards and the very first ODI game which included the experienced top order unit, outclassed some fabulous shots and record breaking moments.
India totalling to 373 runs in 50 overs is a message to other nations that the hosts of the World Cup are ready to roar. Talking about the openers first, the 143-runs partnership between Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill was a positive result for the management who were searching for ideal opening pair.
Virat Kohli continues his form and stated in bold words that “This form isn’t temporary and my prime is yet to come” as the former skipper hit his 45th ODI ton and 73rd of his career which broke multiple records.
For his incredible TON, @imVkohli is our top performer from the first innings of the first #INDvSL ODI 👏 👏
A summary of his batting display 🔽 pic.twitter.com/EMnv5xaqdw
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 10, 2023
Shreyas Iyer couldn’t perform well but team India will continue considering Iyer for his constant performance as Suryakumar Yadav has to wait for his chance.
KL Rahul brought in a tough partnership at a crucial stage which benefited Kohli to play further but Rahul himself departed at 39 runs.
Hardik Pandya couldn’t perform his finishing role after his successful T20 leadership role and is yet to prove his comeback as a key finisher for the team for the ICC 2023 World Cup.
Nonetheless the tough total of 373 looks a golden opportunity for Indian bowlers to come up and take some risk which can provide them some record breaking figures tonight.