India have named Vijay Shankar, Dinesh Karthik and KL Rahul within the squad for the forthcoming World Cup 2019 in England and Wales. Ambati Rayudu and Rishabh Pant were omitted of the squad, that conjointly features a place for Ravindra Jadeja.
THE TEAM FOR WORLD CUP
Squad: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, KL Rahul, Dinesh Karthik
There had been loads of speak relating to the potential number four for India, a pain purpose that the team has been attempting to resolve for quite while currently. Vijay Shankar can currently bat at two-drop, as disclosed by chairman of selectors MSK Prasad. The reserve ‘keeper slot has gone to Karthik, whereas KL Rahul will be the back up opener.
MSK Prasad expressed that Karthik was most popular over Pant because of his superior ‘keeping skills.
“Definitely a case wherever we have a tendency to debated (at) length. we all (agreed) that either Rishabh Pant or Dinesh Karthik can are available in only [Dhoni] is out of action. In a vital game, wicket keeping is additionally necessary. that’s the reason we went with Dinesh Karthik,” said Prasad.
Ravindra Jadeja took up the third spinner’s slot, alongside wrist joint spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav. The four pacers within the aspect picked themselves with Jasprit Bumrah leading an attack that additionally includes Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and all arounder Hardik Pandya.
RAYUDU’S EXCLUSION !!
Speaking concerning Rayudu’s exclusion, Prasad said: “After the Champions Trophy (2017), we tried quite few individuals in this position. we did provides a few more chances to Rayudu. Vijay Shankar is 3 dimensional. we are watching him at no. four to start with. we even have Dinesh Karthik and Kedar Jadhav. it is not that anything that went against [Rayudu], it’s that some things went for [Shankar].”
“To begin with KL [Rahul] will be reserve opener, if need arises the team management can take a decision,” he added.
Prasad additionally said that some different bowlers can follow with the team, as net bowlers, however added that they’ll be named later.
India begin their quest for a 3rd World Cup title on June five against South Africa at Southampton. they’re going to play 2 warm-up fixtures before that, against New zealand at The Oval on might twenty five and against Bangladesh at Cardiff on might 28.