India’s national selectors will name the 15-member squad for 2019 World Cup in England tomorrow. What are the challenges with team India? What are the strengths and which field needs improvement? Let take a rundown on the possible options and the readiness of the team.
The number 4 position in team India which was locked for Ambati Rayudu a few months ago now sees a couple of options. KL Rahul and Vijay Shankar are strong contenders for the spot considering their performance in the recent matches. KL Rahul can also act as a back-up opener and keeper.
India might also want to opt for another specialist wicketkeeper. Having said that neither Rishabh Pant nor Dinesh Karthik has played any match winning innings recently. Both of them are yet to show their true batting ability in IPL 2019.
Mohammed Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar could be the options for the second pacer in the team. All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja might get a chance in the absence of Kumar. Jadeja’s inclusion will give addition batting dept as well.
Considering the possibilities here is the probable 15 member squad for World Cup.
Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ambati Rayudu, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma