India World Squad 2019 Highlights: Chief selector MSK Prasad announced the 15-man squad for the World Cup 2019 in Mumbai on Monday.
“ICC World Cup 2019 Indian Cricket Team: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan picked themselves for top spots.”
World Cup 2019: India chief selector MSK Prasad said his committee has covered all bases for the 2019 Cricket World Cup and added the squad has the luxury of 7 bowlers. Vijay Shankar and Hardik Pandya were both named in the World Cup squad on Monday.
- India’s selection committee led by MSK Prasad announced a 15-man squad for World Cup 2019
- Virat Kohli will lead the Indian team for the 2019 Cricket World Cup to be played in England
- India’s World Cup campaign begins on June 5 against South Africa
Dinesh Karthik stumped young wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant to make a surprise entry in India’s 15-member squad for the World Cup 2019, announced by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in Mumbai on Monday. On paper, it seems India decided to stick to the One-Day International squad they fielded over the recent few months — in the ODI series against Australia and New Zealand — except for a surprise inclusion and two exclusions. Along with Rishabh Pant, Ambati Rayudu is set to miss the flight to the UK after having failed to impress much with the willow. As expected, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli were picked for the top three spots. KL Rahul was included as the back-up opener. Talking about KL Rahul, chief selector MSK Prasad said: “We also have a role for KL Rahul in the top order, he is the reserve opener.” Tamil Nadu all-rounder Vijay Shankar made it for his “three-dimensional” qualities. Ambati Rayudu, who has been India’s No.4 since last year’s Asia Cup, had an indifferent Australia series and has not set the IPL on fire either. Rayudu’s highest score was 18 in the Australia series. Even against New Zealand in January, he only managed one 50-plus score.
Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar, MSD (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami