ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: India's 15-member squad to be picked tomorrow in Mumbai

The Indian team for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be announced on 15 April in Mumbai. So far, only New Zealand have announced their 15-member squad for the 30 May - 14 July event.

FirstCricket Staff, Apr 14, 2019 21:08:18 IST

The Indian national selectors will meet on 15 April in Mumbai to select the squad for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. So far, only New Zealand have announced their 15-member squad for the 30 May - 14 July event.

"The All-India Senior Selection Committee will meet in Mumbai on Monday, April 15, 2019. The committee will pick the Indian Cricket Team for the upcoming ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2019 to be played from 30th May to 14th July 2019 in England & Wales," BCCI said in its media release.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Indias 15-member squad to be picked tomorrow in Mumbai

India will announce their 15-member squad for the World Cup on 15 April. AP/ File

India, led by Virat Kohli, will be one of the favourites to lift the trophy, though hosts England and Australia are likely to offer a stiff challenge to India's charge. New Zealand, last edition's finalists, will be no pushovers either, while teams will also be wary of Pakistan, winners of the 2017 Champions Trophy and known for their unpredictability.

While most members of Indian squad pick themselves, all eyes will be on the crucial No 4 slot in the middle order. India have tried multiple players on that spot since 2015 World Cup, but none has been able to make that No 4 place his own. Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik and Vijay Shankar are likely front-runners for that spot, while chances of Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer cannot be ruled out either.

Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya form the backbone of the middle-order, but India will rely heavily on their top three of Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and skipper Virat Kohli to do the bulk of the scoring.

Among bowlers, spin twins Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal appear a certainty, while Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Khaleel Ahmed, and Umesh Yadav form an interesting pool of pacers to choose from.

India will open their campaign against South Africa on 6 June.

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Updated Date: Apr 14, 2019 21:08:18 IST






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1 India 4027 115
2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 4366 104
5 Australia 3270 99
6 Sri Lanka 3795 95
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1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
6 Pakistan 5019 98
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7748 277
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4720 262
4 India 8620 261
5 Australia 5471 261
6 New Zealand 4784 252