The official kit sponsor of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Adidas has launched a brand new video ahead of India's ODI World Cup campaign integrating the elements of India's World Cup wins in 1983 and 2011. The video features India's brand new jersey that the players will don during the upcoming World Cup to be played in India, starting October 5.
The video features India skipper Rohit Sharma, former captain Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shubman Gill, Shardul Thakur and Mohammed Siraj among other members of the Indian men's cricket team. Star rapper Raftaar has sung a rap for the video and it adds high-flying intensity to it.
Watch the video:
India are slated to begin their World Cup campaign against Australia on October 8 at the MA Chidambram Stadium in Chennai. They have already announced their squad for the event and will be hosting the tournament after 12 years. Back in 2011 India jointly hosted the 50-over marquee tournament alongside Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. India won that edition in the captaincy of MS Dhoni and since then countries that have hosted the tournament have emerged as winners.
India will be facing Australia in a three-match ODI series starting September 22 in Mohali and wicketkeeper-batter KL Rahul will be leading the team in the first two ODIs (Mohali and Indore). Regular captain Rohit Sharma has been rested for the first two fixtures and will comeback to lead the team in the third ODI in Rajkot. The highlight of India's squad for the series against Australia is the return of star off spinner Ravichandran Ashwin.
India's World Cup squad:
Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya (vc), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Axar Patel, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav