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BCCI Announces Team India Squad for World Cup 2019

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The Board of Control for Cricket In India (BCCI) has made the eagerly awaited Indian Cricket team announcement for this year’s World Cup. The Team India World Cup Cricket England & Wales squad has been officially announced ahead of the tournament opening on the 30th of May, 2019.

Core team remains majorly unchanged

There were no major surprises as far as the Indian cricket team for this year’s World Cup team is concerned. The selectors put their faith in experience by picking Dinesh Karthik in place of Rishabh Pant while Ambati Rayudu did not earn a call-up to the squad. Rohit Sharma has been appointed as the vice-captain of the team. The Indian team was announced on the 15th of April in Mumbai by the selection committee spearheaded by MSK Prasad.

Interestingly, 7 players have been retained by the selectors from the squad that played in the 2015 World Cup and 7 players will be playing in the mega event for the very first time. Umesh Yadav was another of the players who failed to earn a place in the playing XI although Ravindra Jadeja has made it to the squad on the basis of his previous experience.

Indian Team for World Cup Cricket 2019

Here’s taking a detailed look at the Indian World Cup squad for World Cup 2019 and the key stats of the players.

Player Matches Runs Average 100s/50s Highest Score Wickets Best Figures Economy

Rate

Stumpings/

Catches

Shikhar Dhawan 128 5355 44.62 16/27 143
Rohit Sharma 206 8010 47.39 22/41 264
Virat Kohli 227 10843 59.57 41/49 183
KL Rahul 14 343 34.30 1/2 100
MS Dhoni 341 10500 50.72 10/71 183 120/314
Vijay Shankar 9 165 33.00 0/0 46 2 2/15 5.61
Dinesh Karthik 91 1738 31.03 0/9 79 7/61
Kedar Jadhav 59 1174 43.48 2/5 120 27 3/23 5.15
Hardik Pandya 45 731 29.24 0/4 83 44 3/31 5.53
Yuzvendra Chahal 41 72 6/42 4.89
Kuldeep Yadav 44 87 6/25 4.93
Ravindra Jadeja 151 2035 29.92 0/10 87 174 5/36 4.88
Jasprit Bumrah 49 85 5/27 4.51
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 105 118 5/42 5.01
Mohammed Shami 63 113 4/35 5.48

The Indian team is thus going into the 2019 World Cup with three frontline seamers, the deadly trio of Bumrah, Shami and Bhuvneshwar in tandem with the spin duo of Kuldeep and Chahal. There are other bowling options at hand including medium pacers Hardik Pandya and Vijay Shankar in addition to Kedar Jadhav and Ravindra Jadeja for some spin.

Batting-wise, the top three looks sorted and so does the bowling attack. It will be interesting to see who assumes the No. 4 slot amongst Vijay Shankar, KL Rahul and Dinesh Karthik although Shankar seems to be the favourite.

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