Indian selectors on 15 April 2019 announced the Indian team for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, which is scheduled to begin in England and Wales from May 30, 2019.
1. As per the Chairman of Selectors, Dinesh Karthik found a place in the squad as the second wicketkeeper ahead of Pant due to his better wicketkeeping skills.
2. The 15-man squad would be led by Virat Kohli with Rohit Sharma as his deputy. The surprise inclusions in the team include all-rounder Vijay Shankar and veteran wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik, who has returned to India’s World Cup squad after 12 years.
3. Ravindra Jadeja took up the third spinner’s slot, alongside wrist spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav.
4. On the other hand, middle-order batsman Ambati Rayudu and wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant were left out from the squad.
5. A few other bowlers will also travel along with the team as net bowlers, but they will be named later.
6. Besides this, KL Rahul has been included in the team as a backup opener to Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan.
Team India would begin its campaign for its third World Cup title on June 5 against South Africa at Southampton. The squad is scheduled to play two warm-up matches prior to that, against New Zealand at the Oval on May 25 and against Bangladesh at Cardiff on May 28.