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India team for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 announced, Rishabh Pant misses out

The 15-man Indian Cricket Team For The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Will Be Decided At The BCCI Headquarters In Mumbai. Here Are The Live Updates Of The Team Selection.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Vedant Sharma | Updated on: 15 Apr 2019, 04:02:01 PM
BCCI selection committee will announce India squad for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 (Image Credit: Twitter)

BCCI selection committee will announce India squad for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 (Image Credit: Twitter)

New Delhi:

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced a 15-member squad for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019 which is scheduled to be played in England and Wales. The premier 50-over tournament will begin on May 30 and the final will be played on July 14. 
The ‘Men in Blue’ will play their first game against Proteas on June 5 at Rose Bowl, Southampton. The cricket fraternity around the world is hoping for India-England final at Lords, London. 


Here’s the 15-member squad for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: 

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

That's it from us. Hope you enjoyed our coverage as much as we did to bring this to you. The first World Cup game is scheduled to be played on May 30 between England and South Africa. Do join us then. 

In quest for right balance, the BCCI has gone with four specialist batsman, two wicket keepers, four all-rounders, two spinners, and three speedsters. 

MS Dhoni will play his fourth ICC Cricket World Cup. 

Seven of the fifteen players will be playing there first World Cup. 

There will be a blend of both spin and pace all-rounders - Hardik Pandya, Vijay Shankar, and Ravindra Jadeja. 

Mohammad Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah will be India's pace trio. 

The BCCI has gone with spin trio - Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja. The unorthodox Kedar Jadhav can also be utilised. 

Virat Kohli will be captaining India in ICC Cricket World Cup for the first time. 

So, Indian team will be utilising KL Rahul as the back-up opener or on number four. 

"Ravindra Jadeja has been included in the squad as an all-rounder", says MSK Prasad. 

"Wicketkeeping also matters. That is the reason why we went with Dinesh Karthik otherwise Rishabh Pant was also there," says chief selector MSK Prasad on picking Dinesh Karthik over Rishabh Pant.

Rishabh Pant, Khaleel Ahmed, Ambati Rayudu unlucky to miss out. 


Here's the 15-member squad:

Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni (wicket-keeper), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, KL Rahul, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Vijay Shankar

Vijay Shankar gets an opportunity in 15-member squad. 

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.

Indian captain Virat Kohli arrived for the selection meeting at around 2 PM and has reportedly left now. 

The press conference will be addressed by Mr. Amitabh Choudhary and Mr. MSK Prasad. 

The press conference will be addressed by Mr. Amitabh Choudhary and Mr. MSK Prasad. 

With 30 minutes to the announcement, here's News Nation proable 15 member squad: 


Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (captain), KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, MS Dhoni (wicketkeeper), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Rishabh Pant, Vijay Shankar

The press conference is now just minutes away. Who all will board the flight to England this summer? 

As per the International Cricket Council, a team can tinker with combination till May 20, seeing individual's form or injury. 

Australia and New Zealand have announced their respective squads for the premier tournament and Indian team will now become the third team to announce a 15-member squad. 

Even when a lot of players have already selected themselves, there are a few spots still wide open. On one hand when there will be a choice between Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik, also the fourth spot is wide open as the choice will be between Khaleel Ahmed, Deepak Chahar, Siddharth Kaul, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Mohammad Siraj. Who will be the third opener? Who will occupy the number four spot? - Do join us for all the updates. 

Hello and a warm welcome! The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is less than 50 days away. The most awaited selection, which is of the Indian cricket team will be finalized on April 15 at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai. A press conference will be held at 3:00 PM and after that, the final 15 players that will represent India and hope to give glory to the country for the first time since 2011 will be determined.

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First Published : 15 Apr 2019, 02:28:26 PM