The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced it’s 15 man squad that will travel to the United Kingdom to contest the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
Rishabh Pant is one of the names you might have expected to see on the list but his recent form in the Australian tour of India might have influenced the selectors.
Instead the selectors have opted for experience in the form of KL Rahul and Dinesh Karthik. Rahul has had a good record with the willow which might have gained him favour over Ambati Rayudu who was a close contender.
The bowling department sees the experienced seam trio, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar who were much expected in the side.
India 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