The team selectors, while addressing the press, justified the inclusion of Dinesh Karthik in the final squad. "He has proved his ability to finish the games amid high pressure," they said. His inclusion, instead of Ambati Rayudu or Rishabh Pant, has emerged as a shocker for a section of the experts.
The World Cup 2019 squad includes three full-time pacers -- Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami. Apart from them, Vijay Shankar and Hardik Pandya would also chip-in with their fast-medium attack.
Three full-time spinners are part of the Indian World Cup squad. They are: Kuldeep Jadhav, Yuzvendra Chahal and Ravindra Jadeja. Apart from the trio, the unorthodox Kedar Jadhav is also expected to play a role with the ball.
Here's the India squad for World Cup: Virat Kohli (Capt), Rohit Sharma (vc), 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.
Indian captain Virat Kohli arrived for the selection meeting at around 2 PM and has reportedly left now.
Selectors- MSK Prasad, Devang Gandhi, Sharandeep Singh, Jatin Paranjpe and Gagan Khoda- will meet at BCCI headquarters at around 3:30 PM IST to pick the India world cup squad.
It's a big day in Indian cricket today as selectors meet to pick the squad for upcoming world cup.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) senior selection committee meets today, April 15, in Mumbai to pick the Indian squad for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 to be held in England. The Cricket World Cup starts on May 30 and April 23 has been set as the deadline for participating teams to name their squads. New Zealand and Australia have already named their World Cup squads and by the end of the day, India will have its world cup squad as well. Stay tuned on this page for all the new updates related to India team for world cup. India Squad for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 to Be Announced Today: KL Rahul Could Find a Place in the Team; Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik Might Miss Out.
India’s expected squad will feature the 11-12 core players while there is an intense contention for the rest of the spots. KL Rahul, who was suspended after the KWK controversy, is expected to be picked in the World Cup squad. Ambati Rayudu, who has been with team India for some time now, might not find a place in the squad. His form has been on the downside in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL). However, ahead of the IPL, chief selector MSK Prasad and Indian captain Virat Kohli made it clear that IPL performances will have no bearing on the World Cup team selection. It will be interesting to see whether selectors stick to that or not. Will MS Dhoni’s 'Reference' Help CSK Pacer Deepak Chahar Seal a Place in the Indian Squad for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019?.
Apart from Rahul and Rayudu, players like Ravindra Jadeja, Vijay Shankar, Dinesh Karthik, and Rishabh Pant are in contention for a place in the India squad for the world cup. Players like Shreyas Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Deepak Chahar and Navdeep Saini have an outside chance of making it to the World Cup squad. It is expected that these players will be kept in reserves for the world cup. ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Schedule in PDF: Ticket Prices, Dates, Venue Details & Timetable Available for Download Online.
Kohli is set to be named as the captain with Rohit Sharma as his deputy for the world cup. MS Dhoni, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Shikhar Dhawan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Hardik Pandya, and Kedar Jadhav are the automatic choices for the world cup squad.