Anil Kumble points out a major weak link in the Team India World Cup 2023 squad

The countdown to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 has started, and enthusiasts of cricket from all over the world are eagerly waiting for the tournament to start in India on October 5. As India prepares to host the World Cup after a long hiatus since their 2011 victory, expectations are running high among fans.
However, in the middle of the excitement and optimism, legendary India spinner Anil Kumble has raised a significant concern by highlighting a major weak link in Team India’s ODI World Cup squad.
Team India recently announced a formidable squad for the upcoming ODI World Cup, garnering praise from many experts and fans alike. The squad boasts experienced players, top-class batters, skilled bowlers, and fired-up youngsters. But Kumble believes that there is one crucial area that has not been adequately addressed by the team assembled by the Board of Control for Cricket in India.
In a recent interaction, Kumble emphasized the fact that the team needed more all-rounders in the Indian ODI World Cup squad. He highlighted that while having bowlers who can contribute with the bat is valuable, it’s equally important to have batters who can provide bowling options, thus increasing the team’s depth.
Kumble said, "The one problem that perhaps needed to be addressed from the last World Cup to this World Cup was that we needed more all-rounders, which has never been addressed. You don’t have batters who come and give you those options, and bowlers giving you some batting is secondary. But I think batters giving you bowling options certainly increases the depth."


Sep 13, 2023 4:28 AM