ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Team India Squad Announced, Pant & Rayudu Excluded

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Team India Squad Announced

                ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Team India Squad: The most anticipated ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is all set to begin from the next month onwards. This year world cup tournament is going to be the 12th edition, starting from 30th May 2019 to 14th July 2019. England and Wales are going to be the host country for 2019 Cricket World Cup.

As only a few weeks are left for this remarkable tournament, the team India has revealed the names of the players participating in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

Rishabh Pant and Ambati Rayudu were the major eliminations as India called the 15-member team for ICC World Cup 2019. The team, which is going to be headed by Virat Kohli, comprised Dinesh Karthik as the second wicket-keeper along with MS Dhoni. Vijay Shankar was also included in the squad as an all-rounder besides Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, and Kedar Jadhav. Talking about the bowling department, the players who were included in the team were Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav and Mohammed Shami.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Team India Squad –

Here are all the major highlights from the ICC World Cup 2019 Team India Cricket Squad Declaration:

The 15-man Indian team squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 was declared on Monday, April 15 with Virat Kohli to lead the team with Rohit Sharma as his second-in-command. Member of selection panel has put their trust in Vijay Shankar and Dinesh Karthik with Ambati Rayudu and Rishabh Pant the prominent absentees. Selector committee member MSK Prasad said DK has set up a place in advance of Pant due to better wicket keeping abilities.

As a backup opener to Rohit Sharma as well as Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul has been included. The selectors have not named a fourth seamer keeping in mind the two all-rounders by this time resolve that drive.

On Pant’s exclusion, MSK Prasad said, “Definitely a case where we debated in length. We all were in unison that either pant or DK will come in only when Mahi is injured. In an important game, wicket keeping is also important. That’s the reason we went with Dinesh Karthik”

On selecting Vijay Shankar at No. 4, MSK Prasad said, “After the Champions Trophy, we tried quite a few people [at No.4]. We have a few more chances to Rayudu. What Vijay Shankar brings is three dimensional. We are looking at him at No. 4, to begin with.”

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 India Team Squad

India 2015, 2019 World Cup squad members: Dhawan, Dhoni, Jadeja, Kohli, Bhuvi, Shami, Rohit

India 2019 World Cup squad newbies: KL Rahul, Jadhav, Karthik, Shankar, Pandya, Kuldeep, Chahal, Bumrah

On selecting KL Rahul as opener MSK Prasad said, “To begin with, KL Rahul will be the reserve opener. If the need arises, the team management will take a call on him playing in the middle-order”

Karthik was selected over Pant, on this Amitabh Choudhury said: “We discussed that Dinesh Karthik or Rishabh Pant will only play if MS Dhoni is injured, hence the keeping skills were considered,”. Also, it was declared that four medium pacers are to going to travel with the team separately from the 15.

At the press conference on Monday, April 15, around 3:12 PM, MSK Prasad, and Amitabh Choudhury announced the names of India’s World Cup squad for 2019 tournament.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Team India Full Squad

Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Shami.

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