Today, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the 15-men squad for the upcoming 50 over World Cup which will be played in England & Wales from 30 May 2019. The Chief Selector Mr. MSK Prasad along with other selectors & Captain Virat Kohli decided upon the 15 players who will represent the country in the showpiece event. The Squad was announced later in the day with as many as 12 players already being confirmed because of their superb performance in previous year or so.
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The team for the mega tournament has been decided including important inputs from Head Coach Ravi Shastri & Captain Virat Kohli. The team will be led by Virat Kohli with Rohit Sharma as his deputy & Ms.Dhoni as the first choice wicket-keeper, while Jasprit Bumrah will lead the pace attack along with Mohammed Shami & Bhuvneshwar Kumar as back-up. With Kuldeep Yadav & Yuzvendra Chahal as two preferred spin options & Shikhar Dhawan at top with Rohit. Also, once again Hardik Pandya will play the critical role of All-Rounder & finisher along with Kedar Jadhav, while KL.Rahul will act as backup-opener & a potential option for the no.4 spot. The rest of the spots left are filled by Vijay Shankar, Ravindra Jadeja & Dinesh Karthik. The Chief Selector echoed that Vijay Shankar will be the no. 4 for in the Playing XI. While Dinesh Karthik will be the back-up keeper along with Ravindra Jadeja as back-up All-Rounder.
The complete Squad with coaching staff details is below:
Overall squad looks good with depth in both batting & bowling along with presence of some quality fielders in the side, which strikes out a good balance. Virat has plenty of options in both batting & bowling along with some players who can play multiple roles.
Apart from the 15-men squad their will be 4 additional pacers who will accompany them for the necessary preparations, in order to reduce the extra workload of bet bowling from the selected pacers for the World Cup. The additional 4 Pacers include: Khaleel Ahmed, Deepak Chahar, Avesh Khan, Navdeep Saini.
The Indian Squad for the World Cup 2019 is as follows:
Virat Kohli(C), Rohit Sharma(Vc), MSs.Dhoni(Wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shikhar Dhawan, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Vijay Shankar, Ravindra Jadeja, KL.Rahul, Dinesh Karthik
Likely Playing XI for Team India:
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(C), Vijay Shankar, Ms.Dhoni(Wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah