India’s Squad For ICC World Cup 2019: Rishabh Pant, Ambati Rayudu Left Out, Dinesh Karthik In
India's Squad For ICC World Cup 2019: Dinesh Karthik will come in only when Mahendra Singh Dhoni is injured
Amidst Indian Premier League (IPL 2019), The name of all 15 cricketers who will be playing in the ICC World Cup 2019 has been announced. The list of ICC World Cup 2019 players does not have names of Rishabh Pant and Ambati Rayudu. The India cricket team in the upcoming World Cup will be led by Virat Kohli. Notably, the ICC World Cup 2019 is scheduled to start from May 30 in the United Kingdom.
The major inclusion in the list of ICC World Cup team is Dinesh Karthik. The announcement had been awaited with great anticipation, especially since it was announced about a week ago, with most of the conjecture surrounding who would be India’s crucial No. 4 batsman. On April 15, the announcement of the squad was made by the Chairman of Selectors MSK Prasad.
Here are the names of India’s World Cup squad
Virat Kohli (Capt), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar, MSD (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohd Shami.
India’s squad for the ICC #CWC19 announced: Virat Kohli (Capt), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar, MSD (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohd Shami
— BCCI (@BCCI) April 15, 2019
MSK Prasad Talks about Rishabh Pant’s exclusion
When Prasad was asked about Rishabh Pant’s exclusion, he said, “Definitely a case where we debated in length. We all were in unison that either pant or DK will come in only when Mahi is injured. In an important game wicket keeping is also important. That’s the reason we went with Dinesh Karthik.”
“After the Champions Trophy, we tried quite a few people [at No.4]. We gave a few more chances to Rayudu. What Vijay Shankar brings is three dimensional. We are looking at him at No. 4, to begin with, ” MSK added.