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Team India 15-member squad for ICC World Cup 2019: Karthik, Jadeja make the cut

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India Squad in ICC world cup 2019: Dinesh Karthik makes a surprise entry in India’s 15-member squad for the World Cup 2019, announced by the BCCI in Mumbai on Monday. On paper, it seems India decided to stick to the One-Day International squad they fielded over the recent few months — in the ODI series against Australia and New Zealand — except for a surprise inclusion and two exclusions. As expected, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, and Virat Kohli now picked for the top three spots. KL Rahul was included as the back-up opener. Kuldeep-Chahal and Jadeja are the top three picks of team India in ICC World cup 2019.

India 15-man Squad in ICC World Cup 2019

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

India will start their quest for a third World Cup title on June 5 against South Africa at Southampton. They’ll play two warm-up fixtures before that, against New Zealand at The Oval on May 25 and against Bangladesh at Cardiff on May 28.

India Squad for ICC World Cup 2019

India announced their 15-man squad on 15 April

Coach: India Ravi Shastri

S/N Player Date of birth (age) ODIs Role Batting Bowling style List A or domestic team
18 Virat Kohli (c) 5 November 1988 (aged 30) 227 Batsman Right Right-arm medium Delhi
45 Rohit Sharma (vc) 30 April 1987 (aged 32) 206 Batsman Right Right-arm off spin Mumbai
25 Shikhar Dhawan 5 December 1985 (aged 33) 128 Batsman Left Right-arm off spin Delhi
1 K. L. Rahul 18 April 1992 (aged 27) 14 Batsman Right Karnataka
59 Vijay Shankar 26 January 1991 (aged 28) 9 All-rounder Right Right-arm medium Tamil Nadu
7 MS Dhoni (wk) 7 July 1981 (aged 37) 341 Wicket-keeper-batsman Right Right-arm medium Jharkhand
81 Kedar Jadhav 26 March 1985 (aged 34) 59 Batsman Right Right-arm off spin Maharashtra
21 Dinesh Karthik (wk) 1 June 1985 (aged 33) 91 Wicket-keeper-batsman Right Tamil Nadu
3 Yuzvendra Chahal 23 July 1990 (aged 28) 41 Bowler Right Right-arm leg spin Haryana
23 Kuldeep Yadav 14 December 1994 (aged 24) 44 Bowler Left Left-arm wrist spin Uttar Pradesh
15 Bhuvneshwar Kumar 5 February 1990 (aged 29) 105 Bowler Right Right-arm medium-fast Uttar Pradesh
93 Jasprit Bumrah 6 December 1993 (aged 25) 49 Bowler Right Right-arm fast-medium Gujarat
33 Hardik Pandya 11 October 1993 (aged 25) 45 All-rounder Right Right arm medium-fast Baroda
8 Ravindra Jadeja 6 December 1988 (aged 30) 151 All-rounder Left Left-arm orthodox Saurashtra
11 Mohammed Shami 3 September 1990 (aged 28) 63 Bowler Right Right-arm fast-medium Bengal
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