India’s 15 member squad for World Cup 2019 is out!

As the 12th World Cup is all set to be played in England from 10th May 2019; there have been many speculations regarding the squad the Indian team will choose for this cricket extravaganza.

 No doubt the Indian team is the favorites this year for the World Cup on the basis of the phase the team is going through.

All the departments are at their top-notch form and very much have to win the World Cup on cards.

On paper the best team out of all the cricket playing nations in the globe. Now it’s the headache of the selectors to choose the best of the best for India to win the World Cup 2019.

With the time closing in there may be a few players whom the selectors might have zeroed upon and some being selected just right away.

The never-ending search for the 4th position has been the only flaw in the Indian line up. Within the last two year, Indians have tried upon nearly 8 batsmen and none of them being consistent at that position.

Now let us check out the expected squad the Indian selectors may come up with for the World Cup 2019.

Rohit Sharma

ROHIT SHARMA, WORLD CUP 2019

The hitman has been in the form and also being the match winner in a lot of them have made him cement his place in the team.

The ability to cross the boundary effortlessly and to pull off those nasty bouncers out of the boundary has made him one the best openers I discovered had ever had.

Shikhar Dhawan

shikhar dhawan, world cup 2019

The Gabbar of the Indian team has never made the selectors regret their decisions to make him open the innings.

The left-handed often seen in the field hitting those glorious cover and square drives have made him an important part of the Indian batting line up.

Virat Kohli

VIRAT KOHLI, WORLD CUP 2019

Now what to say about the Captain of the best team of the World. The one who has played around 300 matches with an average of nearly 60 has something special in him.

His hard work and talent put together have resulted in him being the best ODI player ever.  A half-century is just as normal as a Sunday in a week for him.

His hard work and talent put together have resulted in him being the best ODI player ever.  A half century is just as normal as a Sunday in a week for him.

Ajinkya Rahane / AMBATI RAYUDU

AJINKYA RAHANE

AJINMKYA RAHANE, WORLD CUP 2019

The man who is also very much dependable in white ball cricket is this person ( Ajinkya Rahane). He has both attacking and defensive approaches and also handles pressure well.

Though he has been out of Indian  ODI squad since a long time he may make comeback in the squad for the WORLD CUP because the MIDDLE ORDER DEBACLE has yet not been solved.

And in past Rahane had proved himself at No.4, so his experience will help him out as well as the team.

AMBATI RAYUDU

AMBATI RAYUDU, WORLD CUP 2019

After a long run search for the 4th place of the Indian batting line and trying a lot number of batsmen for this the selectors seem to settle for Ambati Rayudu.

He has been a bit consistent than the rest tried. His quickfire abilities have made him an asset for the team. But in recent time if we see Rayudu has been struggling with his form which can be clearly seen in recent ODI’s and IPL 2019.

M S Dhoni

M S DHONI, WORLD CUP 2019

Now any questions regarding him?

One of the best cricketing brains and as well as the best finisher in cricket is a blessing in itself for the team. He is lightning behind the stumps as well as servers a great source of advice and encouragement for the team.

Though his form was questioned a few months back he came back strongly with a chain a good inning in the recent ODI’s.

Kedar Jadhav

KEDAR JADAV, WORLD CUP 2019

This person has the ability to stabilize the innings with sensible cricket when the team is down as well as can accelerate with his bunch of unorthodox shots as and when needed. He can as well as be used as a 6th bowler and be helpful in breaking the long partnership at times.

 Rishabh Pant/ DINESH KARTIK

Rishabh Pant

RISHABH PANT, WORLD CUP 2019

All are aware of the talent he has as he showcased in the recently concluded Test series but if we see his performance in recent ODI’s was not up to the mark.

His natural attacking approach of batting makes him available for some quick-fire short innings at the death. His confidence in backing his shots has made him what he is now.

Pant can also be the stand by wicketkeeper for the team. To get into the Playing XI in the WORLD CUP he needs to showcase few great innings in the recent IPL 2019

DINESH KARTIK

DINESH KARTIK, WORLD CUP 2019

He can also be an important part of the Indian middle order batting line up. He made his place in the Indian squad the day he played his explosive innings in the final of the Nidahas Trophy against Bangladesh last year.

Kartik has the ability to play both attacking as well as sensible cricket according to the situation.

Now if we compare this experienced cricketer with the above emerging player, I would go with Dinesh Kartik because World Cup is not just a tournament of 5 ODI’s it’s a tournament where experience mostly matters rather than hard-hitting.

Ravindra Jadeja

RAVINDRA JADEJA, WORLD CUP 2019

The left arm spinning all-rounder has been one of the greatest assets of the Indian team ever since his inclusion.

He bowls quickly, as a result, does not allow the opponent batsmen to settle against him. He bowls in line that is the best thing he does. The current Indian team is full of great fielders and out of this JADDU is considered as one of the best.

Though he was out of the ODI team for a few years his remarkable performances in other formats helped him to regain his spot in the team.

Hardik Pandya / VIJAY SHANKAR

Hardik Pandya

HARDIK PANDYA, WORLD CUP 2019

The best all-rounder India has on the current date. He bowls in proper line and length and little movement off the pitch can make him deadly for any good batting line up in the world. He also provides depth in the batting order with his long hitting abilities.

VIJAY SHANKAR

VIJAY SHANKAR, WORLD CUP 2019

This lanky Tamil Nadu all-rounder out of nowhere has caught the attention of the selectors after his few impactful innings with both bat and bowl in recent games of 2019.

Now he can be considered as the best alternative of Hardik Pandya For ICC WORLD CUP 2019.

The only difference which can be clearly observed between HARDIK PANDYA and VIJAY SHANKAR is the presence of mind and the ability to understand the situation of the game. And VIJAY SHANKAR is best in it.

Kuldeep Yadav

KULDEEP YADAV, WORLD CUP 2019

The first Chinaman bowler of the Indian team has been lethal along with his partner in crime Yuzvendra Chahal. He has the well-disguised googlies, the fast arm ball and a number of undifferentiable action which makes him dangerous.

Yuzvendra Chahal

YUZVENDRA CHAHAL, WORLD CUP 2019

The little star of the Indian bowling line star has been very effective along with Kuldeep and together have gifted away many matches to India with their bowling.

Even he has the confidence in himself to flight the ball even when being smashed hard which results in wickets for him. The two together are popularly known as the SPIN TWINS of India.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar

BHUVNESHWAR KUMAR, WORLD CUP 2019

The current Sultan of Swing of India is Bhubaneswar Kumar. His ability to move the ball both the ways as well as a well disguised slow ball has made him being the best seamer of the current Indian team. Along with He his also a handy batsman in the lower order which can give great support to the team.

Jasprit Bumrah

JASPRIT BUMRAH, WORLD CUP 2019

This seamer has taken the Indian seam attack to the next level where it could never be thought of. The ability to bowl continuously in the blockhole makes him very effective in the death over.

Mohammed Shami

MOHAMMED SHAMI, WORLD CUP 2019

This bowler has the ability to click 145kmph regularly. The ability to reverse the old ball makes him an asset for the team.

Though Mohammed Shami is going through a tough phase in his personal life he doesn’t let it affect his game and his continuously performing at his best.

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Tanmaya Nanda

About the author

A cricket fanatic; Tanmaya Nanda is a BSc Botany (hons) student. Right from his childhood he had a great interest in writing and being a cricket fan. He has now started to write articles about cricket. He is also the co-founder of CRICK ACADEMY and one of the contributors for the blog.

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