Rohit Sharma, the captain of India, said that playing the warm-up match against England in the ODI World Cup 2023 is just a formality for the team, at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati. On September 30, Saturday, after winning the toss and choosing to bat first, the 36-year-old made a defining comment about the lack of value for the warm-up matches scheduled for all teams in the quadrennial spectacle, before the tournament officially kicks-off next week.
For the unversed, Team India will travel to Thiruvananthapuram to play against Netherlands in the second warm-up match at the Greenfield International Stadium, after completing their assignment today against England. The ODI World Cup 2023 campaign for the Indian cricket team will start against Australia with their first-round robin match on October 8, at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
During the chat with Anjum Chopra after winning the toss for India versus England in the warm-up match, Rohit Sharma talked about how the team is shaping up to be, before detailing the worth of the upcoming contest. He was quoted as saying, “This is just a formality that we are doing.”
Moreover, both India and England have named all their players who could take part in the upcoming warm-up match at the Barsapara Stadium in Guwahati. The rains are expected to play a part as per the weather forecast at the venue on September 30, which would mean frequent interruptions in the contest.