Team India World Cup Squad: Selectors Preferred Karthik Over Pant, Shankar to Fill Number Four As Raydu Misses Out.
The most awaited announcement happened today as selectors announced 15 members world cup squad. Vijay Shankar has been choosen to fill in the most talked about number 4 position. After trying various options at number 4 selectors have decided to go with batting alrounder Vijay Shankar who has done reasonably well in number of opportunities he got.
Team India’s World Cup Squad for 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup
Here is the 15 members who fly to England for this year’s mega event.
- Virat Kohli Captain
- Rohit Sharma Vice Captain
- Shikhar Dhawan
- MS Dhoni Wicket Keeper
- KL Rahul
- Kedar Jadhav
- Hardik Pandya
- Kuldeep Yadav
- Y. Chahal
- Ravindra Jadeja
- Bhuvneshwar Kumar
- Jasprit Bumrah
- Mhod. Shami
- Dinesh Karthik
- Vijay Shankar
Vijay Shankar Over Raydu for Most Talked Number Four Spot
Vijay Shankar has been choosen to fill in the most talked about number four spot. Selectors have put their faith in Vijay Shankar for the number four spot which over the period has become pain in neck for India. It looks like Ambati Raydu’s recent loss of form has caused him the number four spot. Raydu who has been given fair number of chances, at one point of time even Virat Kohli said “Raydu is our number four.” recently ran into poor form which cost him a his place in the squad. Vijay Shankar on the other hand was able to impress slectors limited opportunities he got. His ability to bowl seam up will be an added advantage in English Conditions.
Karthik Over Pant For India’s World Cup Squad.
Many will feel how can one leave a match winner like Rishab Pant? Selectors had real headache while choosing between Pant and Karthik. Finally, they went with experience of Karthik over X factor of Pant. Karthik has struggled in the recent past, Pant didn’t have enough exposure of ODI, however, he did deliver some scintillating performances in Test and T-20. Slectors are of the opinion that reserved wicket keeper will get chance only if MSD picks up injury, so they needed someone who can play in crunch situation. That is where experience of Karthik scored over Pant, however, KL Rahul can also don the gloves if it’s required.