We looked into this team’s geographical data and we found that around 40 to 50% team is from the western parts of India, mainly from Mumbai & Gujrat while 40% of the team is from Northern side of India and 3 players are from southern side.
Indian cricket team with their massive fan following and expectations from fans all over the world are all set to enter ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 happening in India. Last time India hosted the World Cup in 2011 and gracefully lifted the trophy under MS Dhoni’s leadership. This year Rohit Sharma and Co. are hoping to break the losing streak after that and eyeing to lift the trophy for the third time.
After lots of ifs and buts Indian team has finally announced their 15-member World Cup squad. The major setback came as all-rounder leg spinner Axar Patel got ruled out from the tournament due to injury and was replaced by Ace spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who can be India’s mystery weapon on Indian pitches.
We looked into this team’s geographical data and we found that around 40 to 50% team is from the western parts of India, mainly from Mumbai & Gujrat while 40% of the team is from Northern side of India and 3 players are from southern side. The surprising fact is there is no player from eastern side of India in this current squad.
Rohit Sharma- Mumbai
Captain and one of the senior opening batsmen of the team, Rohit Sharma is from Mumbai. He is actually famous for his ‘Bambaiya elements,’ like language, his love for Vada Pav & the team he leads in IPL. Though he was born in Nagpur he was raised in Mumbai.
Shreyas Iyer- Mumbai
Shreyas Iyer is one of the Mumbaikars in this team. He is born & brought up in Chembur, Mumbai in a Tamilian family. His ancestors are from Thrissur, Kerala.
Suryakumar Yadav- Mumbai
Suryakumar Yadav too is born and brought up in Mumbai. His father hails from Gazipur, Uttar Pradesh. Yadav has also represented Mumbai’s team in domestic career.
Shardul Thakur- Mumbai
Shardul Thakur, India’s one of the pace all-rounder options is originally from Palghar which is closer to Gujrat but comes under Mumbai region of Maharashtra.
Ravindra Jadeja- Gujrat
Jadeja was born in a Gujarati Rajput Hindu family in Navagam Ghed city of Jamnagar district in Gujarat. He has represented Saurashtra in his domestic career.
Jasprit Bumrah- Gujrat
India’s star pacer Jasprit Bumrah was born in a Sikh Punjabi family, settled in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. He was brought up by his mother Daljit Bumrah, a school teacher in Ahmedabad, Gujarat in a middle-class surrounding.
Hardik Pandya- Gujrat
Vice-captain and one of the key players of the current Indian team Hardik Pandya was born on 11 October 1993 in Surat, Gujarat. Then his family shifted to Vadodara when Hardik was five to provide him better cricket training facilities.
Virat Kohli- Delhi
We all know that India’s former captain and legendary batsmen Virat Kohli comes from which part of India. His love for ‘Chole Bhature,’ his language & aggression all are too evident that he is from the capital of India, Delhi. Kohli Was born in New Delhi, he now resides into a luxurious bungalow in Gurugram, Haryana.
Shubhman Gill- Punjab
Current favourite batter from Indian team is too from the northern side of the country. Shubman Gill was born on 8 September 1999 in Fazilka, Punjab, to a Jat Sikh family.
Ishan Kishan- Patna
He hails from a small city Nawada in Bihar. Due to registration issues between Bihar Cricket Association and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Ishan started playing for neighbouring state Jharkhand.
Mohammed Shami- Uttar Pradesh
Shami hails from Sahaspur village in Amroha, Uttar Pradesh, but played first-class cricket for Bengal from where he was noticed.
Kuldeep Yadav- Kanpur
Though Kuldeep Yadav is famous as Chaina Man in cricket circles, he is from the Uttar Pradesh. Yadav was born in Unnao but raised in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, the son of a brick kiln owner.
KL Rahul- Karnataka
Rahul was born on 18 April 1992 to K. N. Lokesh and Rajeshwari in Bangalore. His father Lokesh who hails from Kananur, Magadi taluk, is a professor and former director at the National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK) in Mangalore.
Ravi Ashwin- Chennai
Ashwin was born on 17 September 1986 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He lives in West Mambalam, Chennai. His father Ravichandran played cricket at club level as a fast bowler.
Mohammed Siraj- Hyderabad
Siraj was born on 13 March 1994 in Hyderabad. His father was an auto rickshaw driver, and his mother is house wife.