SEN Cricket picked their team of the group stage of the ODI World Cup 2023. The team was made based on the performances of the players in the group stage of the tournament. The team had the likes of Quinton De Kock and David Warner as the openers. Quinton De Kock was named the wicketkeeper of the side as well. At number 3, they got Rachin Ravindra of New Zealand.
At number 4, SEN cricket got Virat Kohli, who was also named the captain of the side. To follow the great cricketer was his fellow teammate, Shreyas Iyer, who has played some brilliant knocks in the tournament till now. At number 6, Glenn Maxwell was picked as the first finisher in the side. To follow him was Ravindra Jadeja, who has been sensational in the tournament as an All-rounder.
They picked four different kinds of bowlers. Marco Jansen, the left-arm pacer who could swing the ball, was picked in the team as a main pacer. Japsrit Bumrah was picked as one of the main pacers, who could handle the death overs. Mohammed Shami also made it to the team with some brilliant performances to his name. Adam Zampa was the genuine spinner in the team, who could play a key role in the middle overs.
Rohit Sharma misses out in the team group stage
Much like Cricket Australia, which picked David Warner over Rohit Sharma, SEN Cricket also picked David Warner over Rohit Sharma. Despite having more runs, a better average, a better strike rate, and more boundaries than Warner, the Indian captain was not picked by the selectors in their team on the group stage of the tournament.
In the absence of Rohit, Virat was named the captain of the team, who has not captained the Indian team in the tournament. The side has good players, who have performed well in the tournament till now. But to remove one of the best batters in the tournament, who also happens to be the best captain of the tournament, has not gone well with the fans.
Here's how the fans reacted to the team:
They are all deliberately excluding Rohit so kids can fight among each other before big semis.— Archer (@poserarcher) November 14, 2023
And who cares about SEN cricket anyway. Who are they lol
Virat Kohli in everyone's team pic.twitter.com/fqYV5BZc2x— Pr𝕏tham (@Prxtham_18) November 14, 2023
Good team but Again Rohit missing— Kirkett (@bhaskar_sanu08) November 14, 2023
Greatest All Rounder Ravindra Jadeja Is Permanent In Every Team 😎. pic.twitter.com/CyrzHgFG7l— Aufridi Chumtya (@ShuhidAufridi) November 14, 2023
SEN Cricket that gave us the legendary description of 18.5 - "Shot of an Emperor".— Yogesh (@yogeshontop) November 14, 2023
And I think Rohit should be there in place of Warner for the opening slot.
Rohit has more runs than Warner and better avg too. Its a biased team pic.twitter.com/5cjYbn0DI0— Syed Irfan Ahmad (@Iam_SyedIrfan) November 14, 2023
Shreyas Iyer ahead of Kl Rahul and Rohit ?— Sujeet Suman (@sujeetsuman1991) November 14, 2023
Ye konsa nasha kar rahe hai jara hame bhi batao— A K $ H A Y (@Akshay_Patil_07) November 14, 2023
No one is picking Rohit in there teams .. it's only Rohit fans who are trying to convince the world why he should be in the team— Cricket Guruji (@CricketGuruji6) November 14, 2023
Lol Captain kis ko bana diya 🤣— ЅᏦᎽ (@13hamdard) November 14, 2023
Captain ton usko hona chahye jisne 9 mai se 9 match jitaye