Fox Cricket has picked their team for the group stage of the ODI World Cup 2023. In their team of the tournament, they have a top order filled with prolific run scorers like Quinton De Kock, David Warner, and Rachin Ravindra. De Kock and Ravindra have been the second and third-highest run scorers in the tournament till now. Warner is right up there among the highest run scorers in the tournament.
They got Virat Kohli at number 4, who is the highest run scorer of the tournament. At number 5, they got Azmatullah Omarzai, which is an interesting choice, given his All-round capabilities. At number 6, they picked Glenn Maxwell, who has been handy with the ball, and spectacular as a finisher in the tournament. At number 7, Fox Cricket named Ravindra Jadeja as the genuine All-rounder in their team.
Their bowling attack looks good too. To lead the attack with the new ball, they got South African pacer, Marco Jansen. To complement him with the new ball would be Jasprit Bumrah, who would also bowl with the old ball. In the middle overs, Jadeja would share the responsibilities along with Adam Zampa. Dilshan Madushanka is picked as the pace bowler in the team. Mohammed Shami cuts the 12th man in the team.
Jasprit Bumrah leads the team of the group stage
In Fox Cricket's team of the tournament, Jasprit Bumrah is picked as the captain for the group stage. Bumrah is someone who has never captained India in an ODI. To pick him as the captain over someone like Virat Kohli, who is already in the team has not gone well with the fans. Fox Cricket made another blunder, like other Australian-based media outlets.
They did not pick Rohit Sharma in the team. The Indian captain has been one of the best batters of the tournament and led India to 9 wins on a trot. Under Rohit, India is yet to lose a match, Yet, David Warner was picked ahead of Rohit, who has a lesser number of runs, lesser batting average, lesser batting strike rate, and lesser number of boundaries, as compared to Rohut in the tournament.
Here's how the fans reacted to the news:
Rohit 503 runs with 120 strike rate missing 🤦🤦🤦— Gauravgupta (@Gauravg2152) November 14, 2023
Madhushanka who conceded second most runs in this WC is in 11 and Shami is 12th man😭😭😭😭— 𝐒𝐡𝐫𝐞𝐲𝐚𝐬𝐌𝐒𝐃𝐢𝐚𝐧™ (@Itzshreyas07) November 14, 2023
Madhushanka ahead of Shami— David. (@CricketFreakD3) November 14, 2023
Omarzai ahead of KL
Warner ahead of Rohit
Bumrah captain ahead of Rohit
Fox seems surely foxed🤣
Rohit has more runs than Warner and better avg too. Its a biased team pic.twitter.com/Ucek48NGbD— Syed Irfan Ahmad (@Iam_SyedIrfan) November 14, 2023
Again, no way rohit can be out of any team this world Cup even if fox cricket picks a team— Human of Himalayas ⛰️ (@himalayan_human) November 14, 2023
Fear of Rohit Sharma 💪🔥— A K $ H A Y (@Akshay_Patil_07) November 14, 2023
Fox Cricket and Cricket Australia are high on weeds— Syed Irfan Ahmad (@Iam_SyedIrfan) November 14, 2023
Inka alg tournament chlra hai bc— jay shah (parody) (@jay_shahbcci) November 14, 2023
Konsa mal fukte hai Australia Wale— TEJASH 🚩 (@LoyleRohitFan) November 14, 2023
No Pakistani in this team— Sheraz🇵🇰 (@__sheraz___) November 14, 2023