Earlier this year, Team India defeated Australia 2-1 in the four-match Test series and booked their place in the finals of the World Test Championship for the second time in a row. Apart from this, Team India also defeated Australia in the One Day and Twenty20 series. New captain Suryakumar Yadav led India in the five-match Twenty20 series against Australia and Team India won the series 4–1.

The Indian team has been consistently performing brilliantly in all formats like Tests, ODIs and Twenty20s for the past few years. This year too, Team India performed amazingly in all the three formats and won the honor of being the number one team.

India continued their winning streak in the Asia Cup jointly hosted by Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Before the start of the World Cup, Team India faced the challenge of winning the Asia Cup. India defeated Pakistan in the series and then dominated Sri Lanka by just 50 runs in the final to lift the Asia Cup.

Apart from the Indian team, this year has also been very special for Virat Kohli. Because in this year, Virat completed his half-century of centuries by registering a world record in front of his idol Sachin Tendulkar. Virat broke Sachin Tendulkar's record of 49 centuries and scored his 50th ODI century.

India reached the final of the ODI World Cup with 10 consecutive victories. But, in the final, India had to face defeat against Australia. India's victory streak started by defeating Australia in the opening match.

In 2023, Australia dealt two heartbreaks to Indian cricket fans. First, Australia shattered India's dreams by clinching victory in the final match of the World Test Championship. This marked the second time Team India faced defeat in a final during the year.

It was expected that the Indian team would lift the World Cup after winning 10 matches in a row and reaching the finals. However, the Kangaroos stopped India's victory and won the World Cup for the sixth time. This was the worst moment of the year for Team India.

35-year-old Rohit Sharma was leading Team India in this World Cup and he did his best as captain and batsman to make Team India champions. He made every team in the world bow before his captaincy and batting, but in the final match Australia could not bow and Rohit was reduced to tears.

After the World Cup, the selectors of Team India announced the Indian squad for the tour of South Africa. Three captains of three formats and three different teams were selected. The peculiarity of this selection is that Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, who have ruled Indian and world cricket for the past 15-16 years, have not been included in the ODI and T20 squads. In fact, BCCI said that Rohit and Virat have withdrawn from it.

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma returned from the Test series against South Africa. But experienced Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane did not get a chance in this series. Therefore, there is a discussion whether the career of these star players has ended.