India World Squad 2019 : BCCI announced the 15-man squad for the World Cup 2019 in Mumbai on Monday.
Karthik, Rahul Included in the squad World Cup 2019 . Rayudu and Rishabh Pant left out squad
India WCW 19 Squad: Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma , Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni (Wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav , Yuzvendra Chahal , Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, KL Rahul , Vijay Shankar, Dinesh Karthik(Wk), Ravindra Jadeja
There had been a lot of talk regarding who would be India’s crucial No. 4 batsman. “It’s definitely a case where we have debated at length and all of us in unison felt that either Rishabh Pant or DK will only come into the playing XI if Dhoni is injured. If it is a crucial match, like a quarter-final or a semi-final or like an important game, wicketkeeping also matters. So that’s the only reason that we went ahead with Karthik. Otherwise Rishabh Pant was almost there.” – MSK Prasad
Ravindra Jadeja took up the third spinner’s slot, alongside wrist spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav. The four pacers in the side picked themselves with Jasprit Bumrah leading an attack that also includes Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and all-rounder Hardik Pandya.
Jasprit Bumrah rested for three ODI series against Australia and T20 series against New Zealand. On Jan-08 (2019) BCCI announced call upon Mohammed Siraj has been part of ODI series while Siddarth Kaul also includes in a squad.
Bumrah picked 21 wickets in four test match against Australia. India won the series 2-1. “Keeping in mind the workload of the bowler, it was best felt to give him adequate rest ahead of the home series against Australia,” the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said in a statement.
Mohammed Siraj took 7 wickets in Ranji Trophy match against Punjab and he is now good form in the all three first-class games against New Zealand A, New Zealand as well. Kaul picked 10 wickets in against Kerala and Hyderabad and he also took 7 wickets against New Zealand A games.
India squad for Australia ODIs : Virat Kholi (C) , Shikar Dhawan, Rohit Sharama, Lokesh Rahul, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuneshwar Kumar, K Khaleel Ahmed , Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj .