Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will hold a meeting with Indian head coach Rahul Dravid to review Men in Blue’s performance in the ICC T20 World Cup held in Australia last year, which saw India crashing out in semifinal, as per sources. Sources have also said that BCCI secretary Jay Shah will be attending the meeting as well. India crashed out of the T20 World Cup after a crushing ten-wicket loss to England in the semifinal of the tournament earlier in November. India also performed poorly in Asia Cup held from August to September last year and exited the tournament in the final four phase, failing to reach the final. They also lost the ODI series to Bangladesh by 2-1 in December.
Meanwhile, Team India enters the year 2023 with hopes of putting the disappointments of the 2022 Asia Cup and ICC T20 World Cup behind and offering the fans what the pair of skipper Rohit Sharma and head coach Rahul Dravid had shown promise of. It will also be a year while veterans like KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan will be looking forward to making the most of their opportunities to regain their best form. Just like every year, new stars will be made and who could they all be, remains a question. There is a packed schedule for Team India this year, be it at home or away. India will start off its schedule with a white-ball series against Sri Lanka at home from 3 to 15 January.
After this, New Zealand will tour India for a three-match series in T20Is and ODIs from 18 January onwards till 1 February. After the white-ball series held in New Zealand faced disruptions and abandoning of matches due to rain, fans will be hoping that they get to watch these two quality team play all six matches in its entirety. Perhaps India’s biggest assignment at home will be the defence of the BorderGavaskar Trophy. The home series against the Aussies will consist of four Tests and 3 ODIs. With plenty of star power across both the sides, this series will no doubt be a treat to the eyes. The test series will be important in determining India’s road to the World Test Championship final and if they win it by a big margin, they could be playing the summit clash for the mace at the ‘Home of Cricket’, The Lord’s in June this year