India Squad in ICC World Cup 2019 has been announced today at a press conference in Mumbai on Monday. The squad announcement will follow a meeting between the five-man national selection committee led by MSK Prasad, India captain Virat Kohli and Head coach Ravi Shastri at the BCCI Cricket Centre in Mumbai. The big question mark is over the No.4 batting spot in the batting order. Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, and Virat Kohli pick themselves for the top three spots. KL Rahul has been included as the back-up opener. Ambati Rayudu, who has been India’s No.4 batsman since last year’s Asia Cup, had an indifferent Australia series and has not set the IPL on fire either. Mr. Dependable Ajinkya Rahane, who has been out of the ODI squad since last year, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik, and Vijay Shankar are likely to be the main contenders to replace Rayudu.
India Squad in ICC World Cup 2019
Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma (VC) Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni (wicket-keeper), Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik,
Y. Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami.
New Zealand World Cup Squad: Kane Williamson (C), Tom Blundell, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor
Apart from Team India, Pakistan and South Africa are expected to announce their squad on April 18. The Proteas will begin their inaugural campaign for the World Cup on May 12. On the other hand, Champions Trophy 2017 winners Pakistan have named a 23-man provisional squad for the tournament.