NEW DELHI: The Indian staff for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 was introduced in Mumbai on Monday. The MSK Prasad-led choice committee named the 15-man squad that can signify India within the cricket’s greatest extravaganza, scheduled to begin on Could 30 in England and Wales.
The choice panel retained seven gamers from the 2015 World Cup squad whereas seven gamers might be making their maiden look at cricket’s greatest showpiece occasion.
World Cup Schedule
Right here’s an in depth take a look at participant profiles, their current performances and rather more that can assist you recognize your staff higher forward of the World Cup.
The flamboyant left-hander might be opening the innings for India within the World Cup. An skilled campaigner within the restricted overs format, Dhawan might be enjoying his second quadrennial occasion. The highest-order batsman, who had an on-and-off 2018 season nevertheless has the distinctive skill of peaking in the case of the ICC tournaments.The Delhi batsman, who was a part of the 2015 WC squad in Australia scored 412 run in eight matches at a median of 51.50 within the mega occasion. Dhawan has additionally been a part of two ICC Champions Trophy tournaments (2013 and 2017 in England), the place he averages a staggering 77.88 in 10 matches with a complete of 701 runs. With England undoubtedly being his favourite vacation spot in the case of scoring runs, lots of fireworks will be anticipated from the dynamic southpaw.
READ ALSO: Rishabh Pant misses out on wicketkeeping expertise, says MSK Prasad
One of the harmful batsmen of the fashionable period, Rohit Sharma might be Dhawan’s opening companion within the World Cup. On any given day, Rohit can take down any bowling unit on this planet and that has been confirmed by the Mumbai batsman repeatedly. With three double centuries within the 50-over format, Rohit might be very important throughout India’s marketing campaign within the event. Enjoying his second World Cup, the swashbuckling right-hander, as soon as once more can have the duty of giving the staff a strong begin alongside Dhawan. Rohit had a memorable 2015 version, the place he amassed 330 runs in eight matches that included one century and a few half-centuries at a median of over 47. Within the 2019 World Cup version, Rohit may even have the added duty of being the staff’s vice captain.
Batting powerhouse Virat Kohli might be main India’s marketing campaign within the 2019 World Cup. One of many fashionable greats of the sport, Kohli has been on a record-breaking spree together with his bat for the previous three years. Presently the World No.1 ODI batsman, the Delhi batsman will intention to take his stupendous kind into the World Cup. Since taking up the captaincy reigns from MS Dhoni within the limited-overs format in 2017, Kohli is but to put his fingers on an ICC Trophy as captain. With an skilled and gifted squad at his disposal, the 30-year-old, this time will look so as to add the World Cup title to his cupboard. Enjoying his third World Cup, Kohli has already been part of the 2011 World Cup successful squad however has had a par outing with the bat, to this point within the event. With 587 runs in 17 innings at a median of 41.92, Kohli has managed solely a few tons of — 100 not out vs Bangladesh in 2011 and 107 vs Pakistan in 2015 in Adelaide within the World Cup. The ‘run-machine’ within the current previous has been making tons of for enjoyable and with the red-hot kind Kohli has been in white-ball cricket, a record-tumbling efficiency will be anticipated from the batting maestro.
Uncooked expertise, terrific hand-eye coordination and the audacity to decimate any bowling assault have been the most important strengths of KL Rahul in his ODI profession to this point. Though the Karnataka batsman has solely been a part of 14 ODI matches to this point, an in kind Rahul will be extraordinarily harmful. Rahul’s inclusion offers the Indian staff the proper stability within the top-order. Rahul might be boarding the flight for a World Cup for the primary time.
Within the twilight of his worldwide profession, the 37-year-old MS Dhoni will go into the 2019 World Cup because the senior most member of the Indian staff. Having already achieved virtually every little thing because the captain, the heartthrob of all the nation, Dhoni, this time will go into the event as a wicket-keeper batsman. Nonetheless, there is no such thing as a denying the truth that Dhoni would be the go-to man for Kohli in crunch conditions the place the inputs from the strategic grasp have been phenomenal. The cool, calm and composed manner of the veteran has on quite a few events helped the staff get out of bother. The ICC World T20 in 2007 (T20I) and the 2011 ICC ODI World Cup introduced out the most effective within the legend. A match successful knock of 91 not out within the 2011 World Cup closing is without doubt one of the basic examples of the maturity and girt with which Dhoni has been taking India over the ending line. 507 runs in 20 matches (17 innings) at a median of over 42 is how Dhoni has to this point fared within the World Cup. Previously one yr Dhoni has had a fair proportion of ups and downs in his worldwide profession. However because the ‘greatest finisher of the sport’ takes the World Cup stage most likely for the final time, Dhoni will search for a closing hurrah within the 50-over format.
His worldwide debut (2018 Nidahas Trophy T20I event) was not a memorable one, however Vijay Shankar has proven great enchancment as a cricketer since then. In an ODI profession that has solely 9 matches to this point, Shankar together with his mature performances pressured his method into the World Cup squad. Shankar continues to be to register a 50-plus rating within the 50-over format however the intent that the Tamil Nadu teen has proven has been distinctive. A dependable batsman within the center, who can chip in with a fast spell makes Shankar an ideal match within the Indian line-up because the second quick bowling all-rounder after Hardik.
The world witnessed DK model 2.zero through the 2018 Nidahas Trophy closing vs Bangladesh (T20I competitors) when he smacked an unbeaten 29 off simply eight balls together with a last-ball six steering India to a memorable win. Since then, Karthik has carried the popularity of being a succesful finisher within the staff. The power to stay calm below excessive strain and taking the staff throughout the ending line from any scenario has helped Karthik make the lower within the World Cup squad. After a good run in 2018, the place he scored 167 runs at a median of 41.75, Karthik has had a under par outing in 2019. 75 runs in 5 innings to this point, coupled with the rise of Rishabh Pant, considerably dented Karthik’s hopes of a second World Cup. However the selectors have opted to go together with the skilled batsman and the Tamil Nadu wicket-keeper batsman might be trying to show his mettle on the World’s greatest stage.
The Pocket-size dynamite from Pune has delivered when required with each bat and ball for the Indian staff within the final yr or so. Kedar Jadhav has been an integral a part of the ODI setup for some time now. Runs within the center order and an uncanny wicket-taking functionality with an unconventional motion is what Jadhav brings to the desk. 176 runs and a few wickets within the dwelling collection towards Australia — which India misplaced 2-Three — has been the newest set of performances from the batting all-rounder. With Jadhav within the staff, Virat Kohli at all times has an possibility of an additional spinner, who can chip in with wickets at essential junctures. To go together with that, his skill to tempo his innings in line with the match scenario makes Jadhav a formidable participant within the center.This journey to the World Cup might be a primary for Jadhav.
In a brief ODI profession spanning simply over two and a half years to this point, Hardik Pandya has made a big impact in Indian cricket. The 25-year-old from Gujarat is probably the most talked about cricketer so far as the youthful lot is anxious. Hardik’s second of recognition was his 76-run blitzkrieg which he produced towards Pakistan within the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy closing. Since then, Hardik has not appeared again and has constructed up a popularity as one of many cleanest strikers within the sport. To go together with that, wickets in South Africa, England and Australia have made him a dependable bowler, who can bother any batsman on a given day and provides the staff a breakthrough when it most wants it. A again harm dominated him out of the Asia Cup in September 2018 which was adopted by an off-the-field controversy, pushed Hardik to the sidelines for a while. However there was by no means any doubt as such about his choice for the World Cup.
A leg spinner who isn’t afraid of getting hit for a six and doesn’t hesitate to toss the ball as much as the batsman is what makes Yuzvendra Chahal an ace spinner within the cricket world. A brave bowler, who chips in with wickets every time the ball is handed to him has been the popularity Chahal has constructed up since he burst onto the worldwide scene. Chahal alongside together with his spin twin Kuldeep Yadav at present make up the world’s most deadly spin bowling mixture. Chahal has troubled batsmen all all over the world and an economic system fee of four.89 says all of it for the leggie. A profession greatest bowling figures of 6-42 in Melbourne towards Australia to go together with two five-wicket hauls in 42 matches makes him a tricky nut to crack for the batsmen.
The opposite half of India’s wrist-spin duo, Kuldeep Yadav’s wicket-taking skill has impressed fairly a number of all over the world. Batsmen on quite a few events have discovered the chinaman nearly unplayable. His wicket-taking skill, particularly exterior the subcontinent (36 wickets in 15 matches in SENA international locations) makes Kuldeep one other key member within the Indian bowling line-up. He won’t be very skilled, however his street-smart strategy to bowling, together with Chahal’s assist from the opposite finish helps Kuldeep dominate opposition batsmen.
Sidelined from the limited-overs format (July 2017-September 2018) after the arrival of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja got here again into the highlight throughout India’s profitable run within the 2018 Asia Cup, the place the left-arm spinner claimed 7 wickets in 4 matches together with some lusty blows with the bat. Jadeja, since then has been an everyday characteristic within the ODI aspect and has been a part of the collection towards Australia in Australia and at dwelling and the Windies dwelling collection, impressing with each bat and ball. Presently probably the greatest fielders within the Indian staff, Jadeja’s presence on the sphere has been greater than spectacular. A bunch of first rate performances lately together with the expertise of getting performed in English circumstances has helped Jadeja guide a berth within the World Cup staff. Jadeja’s talents give India the proper possibility of a spinning all-rounder.
All eyes might be on Jasprit Bumrah when he takes the centrestage for the primary time within the World Cup. Presently the World No.1 ODI bowler, Bumrah shoulders great duty and India’s success will closely depend upon his efficiency on the quadrennial occasion. Bumrah, since his debut in January 2016 in Australia has been terrorizing batsmen together with his dead-accurate toe-crushing yorkers. A popularity of a bowler, who frequently clocks speeds of over 145 km/hr with an uncommon motion makes Bumrah one of many world’s most feared bowlers. The death-overs specialist with a formidable economic system fee of four.51 might be spearheading the tempo trio that comprise Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami as the opposite two.
A brand new-ball bowler with a capability to chip in with wickets within the powerplay overs has been the popularity that Bhuvneshwar Kumar has carried for fairly some time now. One of many few bowlers who can swing the ball each methods with nice accuracy makes Bhuvneshwar an asset for the staff within the World Cup. With the circumstances conducive to swing bowling in England, Bhuvneshwar is anticipated to shine within the World Cup. Within the final couple of years, the medium-pacer has additionally impressed on the dying, choking the opposition for runs together with his exact line and size. Batsmen have struggled to tackle Bhuvneshwar as he brings in all his expertise to outwit opponents on the different finish of the pitch.
A serious challenge in his private life and a failed yo yo check marred the primary half of the 2018 season for Mohammed Shami after a profitable tour of South Africa. However the medium pacer bounced again with a vengeance and displayed a wide ranging show of outdated and new ball bowling in crimson ball cricket in England and Australia. Taking the identical momentum into white-ball cricket, Shami has been extra deadly than ever since his return to limited-overs cricket. Shami 2.zero has been distinctive and the UP-born Bengal pacer has made his method into the World Cup squad with sheer laborious work and dedication. In 11 ODI matches performed to this point in 2019, Shami’s 19 wickets — that embrace wickets in ODI collection in Australia, New Zealand and India — have impressed fairly a number of and now he is an important cog within the Indian tempo division. The 2015 version of the World Cup was a memorable expertise for Shami, the place he bagged 17 wickets in seven matches at a strike fee of 21.5. A repeat of the efficiency might be Shami’s predominant focus as gears up for his second World Cup look.