On the eve of Diwali, on Sunday, the India team will play their final World Cup 2023 group stage match against the Netherlands at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. The Indian team has already qualified for the semi-finals.
There are already concerns about how Team India should approach this match as they take on the minnows Dutch in Bengaluru. It remains to be see whether the think tank chooses to rest some of its best players for this match, with the semi-finals coming in Wednesday.
India vs Netherlands: Who can India rest for the match?
There are plenty of options for the players to switch around if the team decides to rest some of them. For this game, Virat Kohli may take rest and Kuldeep Yadav or Ravindra Jadeja may also have Sunday off. One can include Ravichandran Ashwin, who participated in the tournament’s opening match. India has some room to maneuver in terms of pace. Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, and Mohammed Siraj have all performed admirably. But one of those three might be benched for this game so that Prasidh Krishna can get some playing time.
Ishan Kishan, however, might get a chance as the southpaw could be used in lieu of Suryakumar Yadav. However, it is improbable that India will implement numerous modifications, as this frequently stifles progress. Although they would prefer to rest a few players. They will also be tempted to play the same lineup and keep up the winning combination. In this game, captain Rohit Sharma is probably going to play. Team India would have considered giving Rohit a break if Hardik Pandya had been available. But given the current circumstances, that is not going to happen.
India Probable Playing 11 vs Netherlands
Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Prasidh Krishna