[pullquote]Team India has Virat Kohli as the captain while Rohit Sharma is his deputy
Vijay Shankar, Dinesh Karthik and KL Rahul are in
Selectors rely on an experienced Karthik rather than Pant
Ambati Rayudu loses the race for No. 4 batsman[/pullquote]
Mumbai: Team India has been announced for the World Cup starting in England and Wales the next month. The BCCI senior selection committee cleared the picture of the Indian team after the team selection in Mumbai today. KL Rahul, Dinesh Karthik and Vijay Shankar have got an opportunity while Ambati Rayudu could not find a place.
Virat Kohli will expectedly lead the team while Rohit Sharma will be his deputy.
Team India for ICC World Cup 2019
Here’s the team: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik (wicketkeeper), Yuswendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Jaspreet Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammad Shami.
According to reports, names of 13 players in the 15-member squad for Team India’s World Cup mission had been cleared earlier. There was a special discussion about two places in the team.
There was competition between Ambati Rayudu and allrounder Vijay Shankar for the No. 4 position in the batting order which Shankar won.
Similarly, there was a tough fight between experienced Dinesh Karthik and Delhi’s young player Rishabh Pant for the position of a reserve wicketkeeper in the team. The selectors have trusted Dinesh Karthik here.
Along with this, KL Rahul, who struck a superb form in the IPL, has bettered his place in the team.
Team India, in its Mission World Cup, will try this time to win its third World Cup title. Earlier, Team India had won the title under the captaincy of Kapil Dev in 1983 and then under captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni in 2011.
The ICC World Cup 2019 schedule
The ICC released the fixture details on 26 April 2018.
The knockout stage will see two semi-finals, with the winners of each progressing to the final at Lord’s. On 25 April 2018, it was reported that Old Trafford and Edgbaston would host the two semi-finals just as they did back in 1999, with all of the knockout games having a reserve day.
|9 July – Old Trafford, Manchester|
|14 July – Lord’s, London|
|11 July – Edgbaston, Birmingham|