India World Cup Team 2019 highlights: KL Rahul, Dinesh Karthik make the cut; Ambati Rayudu dropped

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New Delhi | Updated:Apr 15, 2019 5:06:59 pm

India World Cup Squad Announcement highlights: Veteran Dinesh Karthik pipped young turk Rishabh Pant in the fight for the second wicketkeeper's slot in India's 15-strong squad announced Monday for the ICC World Cup starting May 30 in England.

India World Cup Team 2019, ICC World Cup 2019 Team List 2019Other than Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal, India has selected Ravindra Jadeja as the third spin-bowling option.

India Team Squad of ICC World Cup 2019 highlights: The three-member selection committee on Sunday picked the Indian team for the cricket World Cup which will be held in England from June 30. The 15 players of the World Cup squad are Virat Kohli (Capt), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Shami.

After India’s last international series against Australia, captain Virat Kohli had indicated that the World Cup squad had been finalised, and only one spot was up for grabs. Kohli had also made it clear that IPL performances would not impact the World Cup team selection.

Batsmen who have been selected in the squad include Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, apart from skipper Virat Kohli and vice captain Rohit Sharma.

Bowlers part of the squad are Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami

Allrounders who will be travelling for the marquee event in England are – Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar and Ravindra Jadeja.

Wicket-keepers:  MS Dhoni and Dinesh Karthik.

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    17:06 (IST)15 Apr 2019
    Vijay Shankar makes the cut for his 'three-dimensional qualities'

    Tamil Nadu's seam bowling all-rounder Vijay Shankar is expected to bat at no. 4. Shankar, with his "three-dimensional qualities", took the slot which was speculated to go to Ambati Rayudu before his dip in form in the home series against Australia last month.

    "We have been planning soon after the completion of the Champions Trophy (2017) for this. But let me tell you that in the last month or so, there have been a couple of players who have really cropped up like Vijay Shankar," chief selector MSK Prasad said.

    16:49 (IST)15 Apr 2019
    A bit surprised at Rishabh Pant's omission: Sunil Gavaskar

    Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar Monday said he is surprised at young glovesman Rishabh Pant's exclusion from India's World Cup squad given his "exceptionally" good batting form and "great" improvement in wicket-keeping skills.

    "A bit surprised, looking at his (Pant's) form. He was batting exceptionally well, not only in the IPL but before that also. He was showing great improvement his wicket-keeping as well. He brings that left-handed option in the top-six which is very handy against the bowlers," Gavaskar told 'India Today'.

    16:35 (IST)15 Apr 2019
    Navdeep Saini and Khaleel Ahmed expected to travel with team

    Chief selector MSK Prasad said that the names of pacers Navdeep Saini and Khaleel Ahmed were discussed during the meeting. Both the young fast bowlers are expected to travel with Team India as back-up, who could be drafted in if anyone from the pace troika of Bumrah, Shami and Bhuvneshwar get injured.

    16:16 (IST)15 Apr 2019
    8 World Cup debutants for India

    In the 15-member squad selected on Monday, there are 8 players who would be playing in a World Cup for the first time. These 8 are - KL Rahul, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal and Jasprit Bumrah.

    16:09 (IST)15 Apr 2019
    No reserve pacers

    Despite the English conditions favouring pacers, India has selected only 3 seam bowlers in their squad - Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami. All rounders Hardik Pandya and Vijay Shankar will be expected to share the workload on the fast tracks.

    16:03 (IST)15 Apr 2019
    Chief selector on picking Dinesh Karthik ahead of Rishabh Pant

    All of us felt that either Pant or Kartik will only come into playing XI if Mahi is injured. If it is a crucial match, wicket-keeping also matters, so that is the only reason why we went ahead with Dinesh Kartik otherwise Rishabh Pant was almost there, said the chief selector MSK Prasad.

    15:57 (IST)15 Apr 2019
    KL a reserve opener, not no. 4: MSK Prasad

    KL Rahul has been picked as a reserve opener. It is up to the team management if they want to play him in the middle-order, chief selector MSK Prasad said after India's World Cup squad was announced on Monday.

    15:53 (IST)15 Apr 2019
    No left hander apart from Shikhar Dhawan in top order

    Team India will miss a quality left hand batsman in the middle order. Apart from Shikhar Dhawan, who has been included as opener, there is no left handed batsman in the 15-member squad. Ravindra Jadeja, who has been picked up as an all-rounder, bats left-handed.

    15:26 (IST)15 Apr 2019
    Not too many selection surprises

    While the inclusion of Virat Kohli Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohd Shami  was expected, there was some uncertainty over the names of KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar, Dinesh Karthik.

    15:18 (IST)15 Apr 2019
    World Cup squad announced

    India’s squad for the ICC CWC19 announced: Virat Kohli (Capt), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar, MSD (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohd Shami

    15:13 (IST)15 Apr 2019
    Closely contested slots for World Cup team

    The selection committee comprising MSK Prasad, Devang Gandhi and Sarandeep Singh will have to choose between Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik for second wicket keeper slot, while KL Rahul and Ambati Rayudu are vying for the number 4 slot in India's strong batting lineup. Allrounder Vijay Shankar is also likely to be picked on his recent form.

    15:07 (IST)15 Apr 2019
    Bowlers for World Cup team

    Jaspreet Bumrah, Bhuvaneswar Kumar and Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal and Ravindra Jadeja are the favourites to be picked up as bowlers. Hardik Pandya and Vijay Shankar could be useful in seaming pitches of England.

    14:57 (IST)15 Apr 2019
    Likely squad for World Cup in England

    Apart from Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni are almost sure to be picked for the World Cup squad. Among bowlers, Jaspreet Bumrah, Bhuvaneswar Kumar and Mohammed Shami look like making it to England. Allrounders Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja are also expected to be selected.

    14:37 (IST)15 Apr 2019
    Here are the World Cup probables

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

    14:03 (IST)15 Apr 2019
    Team to be selected today

    The team for the World Cup is to be announced in few hours from now. Recently, skipper Virat Kohli had said in a statement that the team has almost been finalysed, but one or two places arestill there up from grabs.  In few hours from niw we will get to know, who catch the flight to England and who misses out.

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