India announced its 15-member team for the ICC World Cup 2019, will be played in the UK from May 30, 2019. Virat Kohli will lead this team, which was announced on Monday in Mumbai. While there was no great surprise in 15, the inclusion of Dinesh Karthik was notable, in which Rishabh Pant was amazed. This announcement was being waived with great anticipation, especially since the date was announced some time ago, in which most of the estimates were nearby which would be the significant number 4 batsmen in India. The announcement was made by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) by Honorable Secretary Amitabh Chaudhary, in which selectors Chairman MSK Prasad shared the platform.
Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar, MSD (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Yuswendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhubaneswar Kumar, Jaspreet Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammad Shami
Veteran Dinesh Kartik hit the young turk Rishabh Pant in the second wicket-keeper’s fight.
It was not surprising because the selection committee headed by MSK Prasad, despite being the second wicketkeeper along with the only topic of discussion, maintained continuity in his options.
33-year-old Karthik, despite a neutral IPL campaign with Kolkata Knight Riders, got a way forward from 21-year-old Pant.
Prasad, while announcing the squad, said, “The second wicket keeper comes only when Mahi (Mahendra Singh Dhoni) is injured. Due to his experience in the big matches, we proceeded with Karthik. “The team consists of five specialist batsmen, two wicket-keepers, three fast bowlers, three all-rounders and two specialist spinners, led by Virat Kohli.
Tamilnadu’s all-rounder Vijay Shankar made it for his “three dimensional” qualities