World cup 2019 India team players: The inclusion of Dinesh Karthik was the notable factor while Rishabh Pant was the surprise exclusion.
India reported 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 declared in Mumbai on Monday. While there were no real astonishments in the 15, the incorporation of Dinesh Karthik was the eminent factor, with Rishabh Pant being the unexpected avoidance. The declaration was being anticipated with extraordinary expectation, particularly since the date was announced some time prior, with a large portion of the guess encompassing who might be India’s essential No. 4 batsman. The squad was declared by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Acting Honorary Secretary Amitabh Choudhary, with Chairman of Selectors MSK Prasad sharing the dais.
Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (Vice captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar, MSD (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami
Veteran Dinesh Karthik pipped youthful turk Rishabh Pant in the battle for the second wicket-guardian’s space.
There were no curve balls as the MSK Prasad-headed determination board of trustees kept up coherence in their decisions with the main point of dialog being the second wicketkeeper.
The 33-year-old Karthik stretched out beyond the 21-year-old Pant in spite of an apathetic IPL battle with the Kolkata Knight Riders.
“The second wicketkeeper becomes possibly the most important factor just if Mahi (Mahendra Singh Dhoni) is harmed. We proceeded with Karthik in light of his involvement in enormous matches,” Prasad said while declaring the squad here. The side, expectedly driven by Virat kohli, contains five expert batsmen, two wicket-guardians, three quick bowlers, three all-rounders and two master spinners.
Tamil Nadu all-rounder Vijay Shankar made it for his “three-dimensional” characteristics.