Guwahati: As the ODI World Cup approaches, cricket fever is gripping the nation. Team India’s arrival in Guwahati for their warm-up matches was a spectacle to behold. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) shared a video capturing the fervent welcome of Team India by their dedicated fans.
Upon landing at the airport, Team India was welcomed by an enthusiastic crowd of fans eager to catch a glimpse of their cricketing idols. The players were ushered amidst tight security to their bus, where fans took the opportunity to snap photos of their beloved cricketers. In response to this outpouring of affection, star batsman Suryakumar Yadav reciprocated with a heartwarming flying kiss, expressing gratitude for the overwhelming love and support.
Traditional welcome at the hotel
Upon reaching their hotel, Team India received a warm and traditional welcome, highlighting the cultural diversity and rich traditions of India.
✈️ Touchdown Guwahati
Up next 👉 #CWC23 🏆#TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/D76SE2mvCx
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 28, 2023
Warm-up matches schedule
The excitement is building up for the Indian cricket team as they prepare for their first warm-up match against England on September 30 at Barsapara Stadium. Following this, they will face the Netherlands in their second warm-up match on October 3, with both matches scheduled to commence at 2 pm.
Change in the Indian Squad
In preparation for the World Cup, the Indian team has made one significant change. Ravichandran Ashwin has been included in the squad in place of Akshar Patel.
India’s World Cup Squad
The Indian team, led by captain Rohit Sharma and vice-captain Hardik Pandya, includes a talented roster of players: Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, and Ravichandran Ashwin.
As the cricketing world awaits the commencement of the ODI World Cup, Team India’s arrival in Guwahati sets the stage for an exciting tournament ahead, and fans are gearing up to cheer for their beloved cricket stars.