Team India for World Cup 2019: Karthik better than Pant, Shankar preferred to Rayudu

Shankar won the No. 4 slot from Rayudu while Karthik won the race for the position of a reserve wicketkeeper in Team India, beating Pant

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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

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.[22]

30 May 2019
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The Oval, London
31 May 2019
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Trent Bridge, Nottingham
1 June 2019
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1 June 2019
13:30 (D/N)
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County Ground, Bristol
2 June 2019
10:30
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The Oval, London
3 June 2019
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Trent Bridge, Nottingham
4 June 2019
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5 June 2019
10:30
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Rose Bowl, Southampton
5 June 2019
13:30 (D/N)
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The Oval, London
6 June 2019
10:30
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Trent Bridge, Nottingham
7 June 2019
10:30
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County Ground, Bristol
8 June 2019
10:30
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9 June 2019
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The Oval, London
10 June 2019
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Rose Bowl, Southampton
11 June 2019
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County Ground, Bristol
12 June 2019
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13 June 2019
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Trent Bridge, Nottingham
14 June 2019
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Rose Bowl, Southampton
15 June 2019
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The Oval, London
15 June 2019
13:30 (D/N)
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16 June 2019
10:30
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Old Trafford, Manchester
18 June 2019
10:30
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Old Trafford, Manchester
19 June 2019
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Edgbaston, Birmingham
20 June 2019
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Trent Bridge, Nottingham
21 June 2019
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Headingley, Leeds
22 June 2019
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Rose Bowl, Southampton
22 June 2019
13:30 (D/N)
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Old Trafford, Manchester
23 June 2019
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Lord’s, London
24 June 2019
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Rose Bowl, Southampton
25 June 2019
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Lord’s, London
26 June 2019
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Edgbaston, Birmingham
27 June 2019
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Old Trafford, Manchester
29 June 2019
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Headingley, Leeds
29 June 2019
13:30 (D/N)
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Lord’s, London
30 June 2019
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Edgbaston, Birmingham
2 July 2019
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Edgbaston, Birmingham
4 July 2019
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Headingley, Leeds
5 July 2019
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Lord’s, London
6 July 2019
10:30
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Headingley, Leeds
6 July 2019
13:30 (D/N)
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Old Trafford, Manchester

Knockout stage

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.[23]

Semi-finals Final
9 July – Old Trafford, Manchester
Qualifier 1
14 July – Lord’s, London
Qualifier 4
11 July – Edgbaston, Birmingham
Qualifier 2
Qualifier 3

Semi-finals

9 July 2019
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Qualifier 4
Old Trafford, Manchester
11 July 2019
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Qualifier 3
Edgbaston, Birmingham

Final

14 July 2019
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Winners Semi-final 2
Lord’s, London

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