Virat Kohli, Ashwin or Rohit Sharma: Which India World Cup Squad member has played most ODI World Cups?
Among India players, Sachin Tendulkar holds the record for playing in the most ODI World Cups (6).
India World Cup Squad: Team India’s World Cup 2023 campaign starts on October 8 against Australia. However, ahead of the 13th edition of the tournament, one might wonder which of the active players has played the most ODI World Cups for India. Is it Virat Kohli, Ashwin, or Rohit Sharma who has represented India the most among active players? Find the answer below:
How many ODI World Cups has Virat Kohli played?
Among India’s 15-man World Cup squad, Virat Kohli has played the most ODI World Cups, 3. Kohli is also one of two active Indian players to win an ODI World Cup (2011).
The ODI World Cup 2023 will be Kohli’s fourth consecutive ODI World Cup after the batter first participated in the event in 2011.
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How many ODI World Cups has Ashwin played?
Ravichandran Ashwin has played the most ODI World Cups after Virat Kohli (2). Along with Kohli, Ashwin is also one of two active Indian players to win the ODI World Cup (2011).
After winning the event in 2011, Ashwin entered the semifinals in the 2015 edition. However, the spinner was dropped in the 2019 edition.
Now that Axar Patel has been ruled out with an injury, Ashwin finds himself back in the World Cup after eight long years.
How many ODI World Cups has Rohit Sharma played?
The current Indian skipper, Rohit Sharma, has played in two ODI World Cups, similar to Ashwin.
After being snubbed in the 2011 Home World Cup, Rohit played the next two (2015 & 2019) and was the highest run-scorer in the last edition.
Now, after being dropped in 2011, Rohit has a chance to redeem himself as he leads the side in another home World Cup.
|India World Cup 2023 Squad||World Cups Played|
|Rohit Sharma (c)||2 (2015 & 2019)|
|Virat Kohli||3 (2011, 2015 & 2019)|
|KL Rahul (wk)||1 (2019)|
|Ishan Kishan (wk)||–|
|Hardik Pandya (vc)||1 (2019)|
|Ravindra Jadeja||2 (2015 & 2019)|
|Ravichandran Ashwin||2 (2011 & 2015)|
|Kuldeep Yadav||1 (2019)|
|Jasprit Bumrah||1 (2019)|
|Mohammed Shami||2 (2015 & 2019)|