Indian Cricket Team for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
BCCI on 15th of April announced the Virat Kohli-led 15 member Indian Cricket Team for Cricket World Cup 2019. ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 this year will be held in England & Wales from May 30 to July 14.
In 2008, Virat Kohli led Indian Cricket Team won the Under-19 World Cup victory. Nine years later he will lead the senior Indian Cricket Team in World Cup for the 1st time. KL Rahul, Dinesh Karthik, Vijay Shankar, and also Ravindra Jadeja got a place in the Indian Squad for World Cup 2019. Ambati Rayudu and Rishabh Pant miss being part of this squad flying to England & Wales.
This world cup series will also be the 4th World Cup featuring MS Dhoni. Dhoni for the first time in all the T20 & 50-over World Cups in his career will be playing not as a captain.
The chief of Selectors of The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) MSK Prasad named the below 15-man Indian National Cricket Team addressing the reporters on 15th of April 2019.
Here Indian Cricket Team flying to England for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019:
• BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (C)
• ALL ROUNDER: Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja
• WICKET-KEEPER: MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, Lokesh Rahul
• BOWLER: Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar
There seems to be a hot and long debate over selection of back-up wicket-keeper’s spot. The BCCI selectors at the end went ahead with the Dinesh Karthik experience and also for his wicket keeping skills over the exuberance of youth of Pant. Karthik is the much better option in that aspect.
India will start their world cup campaign in Southampton on 5th June against South Africa. QatarIndians team on behalf of all the Indians living in Qatar wishes the Men in Blue to bring the World Cup to India for the 3rd time.
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