Former Indian opener Matthew Hayden who was known for his destructive batting now acts as an expert out of the field. Recently, the player picked a 15-member Indian squad for the ODI World Cup. Surprisingly, he left out Kuldeep Yadav, the star spinner who has been brilliant these years.
The men in blue will play their first match against Australia on October 8 at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Ahmedabad. Gujarat. India is solely hosting this marquee event. Before 2011 when India won the ODI World Cup, the BCCI jointly hosted the ODI World Cup along with Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
While talking to Stars Sports, In his chosen 15-member squad for the 2023 World Cup, Matthew Hayden has made some interesting selections. Alongside the expected choices, he has opted for all-rounder Axar Patel over Kuldeep Yadav. Yuzvendra Chahal also finds no place in Hayden’s lineup as the former Australian opening batsman has favored the inclusion of another all-rounder Shardul Thakur.
Not only this, Hayden has picked two backup wicket-keepers Sanju Samson and Ishan Khan in his ODI World Cup squad. He said that for him Sanju Samson should get a chance ahead of Tilak Varma in the World Cup. Suryakumar also gets a place among his picks.
Matthew Hayden’s 15 for World Cup 2023:
Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj.