India is gearing up for 2023 ODI World Cup but they might miss their former captain, Virat Kohli in upcoming match. Their warm-up game against England was washed out due to rain, and now they’re preparing for their second warm-up match against Netherlands at Greenfield Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram.
Virat Kohli’s Unexpected Absence
However, there’s a twist. Kohl key player, won’t be part of the team for this match. He had to rush back to Mumbai from Guwahati due to a personal emergency, leaving the team without his services. The weather isn’t looking promising either.
The forecast for the match day predicts cloudy weather with showers and a thunderstorm. There’s a high probability of rain, and previous warm-up games in Thiruvananthapuram were affected too, with matches being washed out or shortened due to rain.
Captain Rohit Sharma’s Positive Outlook
Despite these challenges Team India’s captain Rohit Sharma, seems undeterred. He has referred to warm-up matches as formalities, indicating that team is focusing more on their main matches in World Cup. India has been in good form, winning the Asia Cup recently and beating Australia in a home series.
Team India’s Determination and Hope
Their World Cup journey officially begins on October 8th when they face Australia in Chennai. While warm-up matches are crucial for practice and strategy, the team is looking forward to the main event, aiming to showcase their skills and determination on global stage. Even without Kohli in the warm-up match, Team India remains hopeful and determined, ready to face the challenges that come their way in the upcoming tournament.