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Indian Team Announce 15-Man Squad for ICC World Cup 2019

Indian Team Announce 15-Man Squad for ICC World Cup 2019

The much-awaited squad of India National Cricket Team for the ICC World Cup 2019 has been announced at a press conference in Mumbai on Monday. The mystery which was in news for more than 5 months, all resolved in a meeting of the five-man national selection committee led by MSK Prasad, Indian captain Virat Kohli and head coach Ravi Shastri at the Centre of BCCI in Mumbai. India’s squad is not very surprising – selectors have a strategy defined by caution in the middle order and they’ve chosen experience & stability over risk, possibility, and explosiveness. Let’s have a look at Indian team Squad for World cup 2019 and find out who got the place and who got the disappointment.

Dinesh Karthik Included, Rishabh Pant Left Out

There was a race between Dinesh Kartik and Rishabh Pant to become the second wicket-keeper in the Indian team, and Karthik beat Pant in the race and found a place in the Indian National Cricket Team for World Cup 2019.

“Wicketkeeping also matters. That is the reason why we went with Dinesh Karthik otherwise Rishabh Pant was also there,” chief selector MSK Prasad said.

“The second wicketkeeper comes into play only if Mahi is injured. We went ahead with Karthik because of his experience in big matches,” Prasad added.

Also Read: World Cup 2019: New Zealand’s Squad for CWC 2019

Ambati Rayudu Omitted, Vijay Shankar and KL Rahul Included

Ambati Rayudu lost in the battle for No.4 position while KL Rahul earned a place in the squad.

On the inclusion of KL Rahul, MSK Prasad explained, “We also have a role for KL Rahul in the top order, he is the reserve opener.”

“After the Champions Trophy, we have tried a few middle order options. We gave a few more chances to Rayudu but what Vijay Shankar offers is 3 dimensional. If the conditions are overcast. he might bowl a bit and he is a fantastic fielder. He is a batsman who can bowl.” Said MSK Prasad on the selection of Vijay Shankar.

Ravindra Jadeja retained

Ravindra Jadeja also got a place as the third spinner in Indian team Squad for World cup 2019. He can be a good option if the pitches in England offer turn. Also, his fielding and batting skills will be an asset.

Also Read: World Cup 2019: Australia’s Squad for CWC 2019

India’s Squad for ICC World cup 2019

Indian National Cricket Team is all set to play ICC World Cup with 6 Batsmen, 4 All-rounders, 5 Bowlers. Here is the Indian team Squad for World cup 2019.

India’s Squad for CWC 2019

NameAgeRoleBatting StyleBowling Style
Virat Kohli (C)30BatsmanRight Handed BatRight-arm medium
Rohit Sharma (VC)31BatsmanRight Handed BatRight-arm off-break
Shikhar Dhawan33BatsmanLeft Handed BatRight-arm off-break
Vijay Shankar28Batting AllrounderRight Handed BatRight-arm medium
KL Rahul26WK-BatsmanRight Handed Bat
MS Dhoni37WK-BatsmanRight Handed BatRight-arm medium
Kedar Jadhav34Batting AllrounderRight Handed BatRight-arm off-break
Dinesh Karthik33WK-BatsmanRight Handed Bat
Yuzvendra Chahal28BowlerRight Handed BatRight-arm leg break
Kuldeep Yadav24BowlerLeft Handed BatLeft-arm chinaman
Bhuvneshwar Kumar29BowlerRight Handed BatRight-arm fast medium
Jasprit Bumrah25BowlerRight Handed BatRight-arm fast medium
Hardik Pandya25Bowling AllrounderRight Handed BatRight-arm fast medium
Ravindra Jadeja30Bowling AllrounderLeft Handed BatLeft-arm orthodox
Mohammed Shami28BowlerRight Handed BatRight-arm fast medium

India’s Schedule for Cricket World Cup 2019

India will start their campaign on June 5 when they clash against South Africa in Southampton. Their high-profile game against Pakistan will take place on June 16 at the Old Trafford, Manchester.

India’s Schedule for CWC 2019

DateMatchVenueTime
Wednesday, June 5South Africa vs IndiaHampshire Bowl, Southampton3:00 PM
09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Sunday, June 9India vs AustraliaThe Oval, London3:00 PM
09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Thursday, June 13India vs New ZealandTrent Bridge, Nottingham3:00 PM
09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Sunday, June 16India vs PakistanOld Trafford, Manchester3:00 PM
09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Saturday, June 22India vs AfghanistanHampshire Bowl, Southampton3:00 PM
09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Thursday, June 27West Indies vs IndiaOld Trafford, Manchester3:00 PM
09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Sunday, June 30England vs IndiaEdgbaston, Birmingham3:00 PM
09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Tuesday, July 2Bangladesh vs IndiaEdgbaston, Birmingham3:00 PM
09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Saturday, July 6Sri Lanka vs IndiaHeadingley, Leeds3:00 PM
09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL

Also Read: Who will win the ODI World Cup 2019? Here are the top 5 contenders

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  1. sportzcraazy

    April 18, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    Taking Dinesh Karthik over Rishabh Pant doesn’t seem to be a good decision

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