India World Squad 2019 Updates: The five-man national selection committee led by MSK Prasad will meet to pick the squad for the World Cup 2019.

ICC World Cup 2019 Indian Cricket Team: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan pick themselves for top spots.
ICC World Cup 2019 Indian Cricket Team: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan pick themselves for top spots.

India squad for World Cup 2019 will be announced at a press conference in Mumbai on Monday. This will follow a meeting between the five-man national selection committee led by MSK Prasad, India captain Virat Kohli and chief coach Ravi Shastri at the BCCI Cricket Centre in Mumbai. According to reports, India will stick to the ODI squad they have fielded over the recent few months — in the ODI series against Australia and New Zealand — but there may be one or two surprise inclusions made. The big question mark is over the No.4 spot in the batting order. Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli pick themselves for the top three spots. KL Rahul is likely to be included as the back-up opener. Ambati Rayudu, who has been India’s No.4 since last year’s Asia Cup, had an indifferent Australia series and has not set the IPL on fire either. Rayudu’s highest score in the Australia series was 18. Even against New Zealand in January, he only managed one 50+ score. Rayudu’s form has opened the door for many more names to be up for discussion. 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.

While there were no major surprises in the 15, the inclusion of Dinesh Karthik was the notable factor was Rishabh Pant was the surprise exclusion

India announced their 15-man squad for the ICC World Cup 2019, to be played in the UK from May 30, 2019. Virat Kohli will lead the squad, which was announced in Mumbai on Monday. While there were no major surprises in the 15, the inclusion of Dinesh Karthik was the notable factor was Rishabh Pant was the surprise exclusion. The announcement had been awaited with great anticipation, especially since it was announced about a week ago, with most of the conjecture surrounding who would be India’s crucial No. 4 batsman. The squad was announced by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Chairman of Selectors MSK Prasad.

The squad:

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

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