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http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/26468389/india-world-cup-squad-announced-april-15

India's World Cup squad will be picked in Mumbai on April 15. The meeting is likely to be attended by Virat Kohli, with the India captain scheduled to lead Royal Challengers Bangalore in their away match against Mumbai Indians on the same evening.

Although the deadline set by the ICC to announce squads for the World Cup is April 23, it is believed the Indian selectors wanted players to have extra time to mentally prepare themselves for the tournament that India last won in 2011 at home.

MSK Prasad's, chairman of India's selection committee, had pointed out as early as February that his panel had shortlisted a pool of about 20-odd players from which the final 15 would be picked. "Maybe one spot might go to the last minute, otherwise we are very clear about the rest," Prasad had told ESPNcricinfo in an interview.

Prasad had also pointed out that the selection panel would not look at the IPL form to firm up the vacant spots. "I do not think so, only because we have already made up our minds. We will only be observing the performances of the players we think should be in the squad and the list of stand-byes. We have rounded up on 20 players. We will follow the form of these players."

 

Kohli, too, reiterated the point before the home ODI series against Australia last month, saying the team management and the selectors need to be "absolutely clear" about the team they wanted for the World Cup. "I don't see anything changing despite how the IPL goes for any of the players. If one or two players don't have a good IPL season, it doesn't mean that they are out of the picture for the World Cup. Those things are not going to matter."

The Australia series was India's last ODI tournament before the World Cup, and they lost 3-2, despite wins in the first two matches. After the result, Kohli insisted the Indian dressing room was not "panicking". "As a side, combination-wise, we are pretty sorted condition-based. Maximum one change, you'll get to see condition-based. But other than that, the XI we want to play, we are pretty clear about it."

The questions are likely to center around the No. 4 slot in the batting order and the position of the second allrounder after Hardik Pandya. Vijay Shankar's good form since the New Zealand series raised the possibility of him playing as a second allrounder, instead of Ravindra Jadeja who has performed that role since the Asia Cup.

 

Then there is the No. 4 batting slot. Since the 2017 Champions Trophy, India have tried out 11 batsmen in that position with Ambati Rayudu getting the most games. During the home series against West Indies in October last year, Kohli had backed Rayudu for the position, as he provided the balance and had the smartness to play to the situation. However, since then Rayudu has just one fifty to his credit, which has allowed other aspirants to queue up. And this queue has only gotten longer.

Alongside Rayudu, KL Rahul, Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant are the frontrunners for the position. Of these, Pant was a late addition to the race. The selection panel believes the left-handed Pant provides a good option in the middle order, especially against bowling attacks that are stacked with wristspinners. Pant has played only five ODIs, but his fearless batting has impressed the selectors, Kohli and the senior team management, as well as India A coach Rahul Dravid.

The one other talking point for the selectors is the composition of the fast-bowling attack. As things stand, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar should likely be certainties. Pandya could play the role of the part-time seamer, but should India then have a fourth specialist seamer? If that is case, then the contenders are likely to be Umesh Yadav and Navdeep Saini who, the selectors believe could be a dark horse due to his

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16 minutes ago, rkt.india said:

I don't understand one. IPL is an Indian domestic tournament so why wouldn't you consider it for selection. Didn't you select Chahar and Kaul based on IPL last year.

Cause they aren't international material. Rayudu included.

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STARTING XI   RESERVES
Rohit   Chahal
Dhawan   Jadeja
Virat   Rahul
Shankar   Pant
Dhoni    
Jadhav    
Pandya    
Bhuvi    
Shami    
Kuldeep    
Bumrah  

 

 

 

That's the most likely squad

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1 hour ago, bowl_out said:
STARTING XI   RESERVES
Rohit   Chahal
Dhawan   Jadeja
Virat   Rahul
Shankar   Pant
Dhoni    
Jadhav    
Pandya    
Bhuvi    
Shami    
Kuldeep    
Bumrah  

 

 

 

That's the most likely squad

Way too many spinners, need a pacer instead of Chahal/Jadeja

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35 minutes ago, wanted_desi said:

Way too many spinners, need a pacer instead of Chahal/Jadeja

Kuldeep Chahal are the first choice spinners surely..

 

I'd rather take Jadeja to the WC than take trundler galore (Kaul/Thakur/Khaleel/Ishant etc).

The only quality pacer that is fit is Navdeep Saini, but doubt if Kohli will take the risk of giving someone a debut at the WC.. Great if he is willing to take that risk..

 

Otherwise Jadeja over Khaleel for me.. But that can pan out either way.. Good chance that Khaleel might get through too.

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i think Saini will be selected ahead of Umesh as the 4th pacer.

KULDEEP and jaddu should be selected as Chahal is not going to succeed as a bowler in england and his fielding and batting sucks.

i would prefer mayank ahead of KL rahul for the no 4 position , mayank can bat well against Pacers and spinner and is looking better than KL rahul. 

Pant is a slogger , cant fit in at no 4, it is risky.

pant and hardik are similiar type , very risky batsman. KL rahul and mayank aggarwall are better batsman than Pant for no 4. Pant can play at no 5.

raydu and vijay shankar are not international material.

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First XI: Rohit, Dhawan, Kohli, Dhoni, Kedar, Pant/ Shankar, Hardik, BK, Kuldeep, Shami, Bumrah.
Reserves: Shaw, Pant/ Shankar, Chahal, Saini.

No Rayudu, Rahul and Karthik in my squad. Also we don't require a third spinner in England hence no Jadeja.

Karthik has failed lots of times in ODIs and not the right fit for 50 overs for me. Rayudu is too slow for my liking

and Rahul is too inconsistent. Promoting Dhoni to no. 4 can solve lot of problems and we have hitters at 5,6 and 7. Though I have a feeling Rahul will be picked over Shaw, Karthik will be picked over Pant and Jadeja will be picked over Saini. We'll go to England with a dad's army :giggle:

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12-13 players pick themselves so not expecting major surprises.

 

Batsmen: Dhawan, Sharma, Kohli, Rahul*, Jadhav and DK**

 

Wkt-keeper: Dhoni

 

Spinners: Chahal and Yadav

 

All-rounders: Pandya and Shankar

 

Seamers: Kumar, Shami, Bumrah, and Saini***

 

* Could be replaced by Rayudu or Pant

** Same as above

***Jadeja or Ashwin could sneak in as two fast bowling all rounders provide adequate cover but given English conditions, I'd prefer an extra proper seamer.

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16 hours ago, rkt.india said:

I don't understand one. IPL is an Indian domestic tournament so why wouldn't you consider it for selection. Didn't you select Chahar and Kaul based on IPL last year.

They will select the players and give justification to suit their selections. Not like this selection committee nor the captain has a policy..they just want to show everyone that they are well planned, even before the IPL :phehe:

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As much as they say  they don't consider IPL as a selection criteria i think Rayudu could miss out. KL Rahul will certainly be in the squad. Karthik will definitely miss out. Pant will most likely make it given that they need a second keeper unless they think KL Rahul can do the back up job.

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1. Rohit

2. Dhawan

3. Kohli

4. Shankar

5. Jadhav

6. Hardik

7. Dhoni  ( wk )

8. Bhuvi

9. Kuldeep

10. Shami

11. Bumrah

 

 

12. Shaw  ... backup opener

13. Pant  ( wk ) ...  backup wk and middle order batsman

14. Chahal ... 2nd spinner

15. Saini ... backup pacer

 

---- The reason why I chose Shaw over Rahul is because Shaw is a very fast starter and Rahul has temperament issues in international matches.

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18 minutes ago, express bowling said:

1. Rohit

2. Dhawan

3. Kohli

4. Shankar

5. Jadhav

6. Hardik

7. Dhoni  ( wk )

8. Bhuvi

9. Kuldeep

10. Shami

11. Bumrah

 

 

12. Shaw  ... backup opener

13. Pant  ( wk ) ...  backup wk and middle order batsman

14. Chahal ... 2nd spinner

15. Saini ... backup pacer

 

---- The reason why I chose Shaw over Rahul is because Shaw is a very fast starter and Rahul has temperament issues in international matches.

In one dayers you don't need "fast starters" unless you have a line up that can sustain a collapse.  Shaw is no Chris Gayle or Bairstow or Jason Roy. Shaw is not a power hitter. He is just a batsman with aggressive mindset.  India's best chance of putting up a decent score is by preserving wickets. If you are 260/6 in 40th over with no Pandya you are looking at a total of 280 all out. There is a reason why India is the worst in the last 10 overs making barely 57 runs on an average.  England can afford to lose their first 4 wickets fo 0 runs and yet they can end up with a decent total.  India can't do that.  Every single wicket in top 7 is precious for India. Nobody can afford to bat recklessly. If anything we can learn from Delhi Capital team collapses this is it. Pure brainless hitting regardless of the situation, conditions will lead to collapses.

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47 minutes ago, vvvslaxman said:

In one dayers you don't need "fast starters" unless you have a line up that can sustain a collapse.  Shaw is no Chris Gayle or Bairstow or Jason Roy. Shaw is not a power hitter. He is just a batsman with aggressive mindset.  India's best chance of putting up a decent score is by preserving wickets. If you are 260/6 in 40th over with no Pandya you are looking at a total of 280 all out. There is a reason why India is the worst in the last 10 overs making barely 57 runs on an average.  England can afford to lose their first 4 wickets fo 0 runs and yet they can end up with a decent total.  India can't do that.  Every single wicket in top 7 is precious for India. Nobody can afford to bat recklessly. If anything we can learn from Delhi Capital team collapses this is it. Pure brainless hitting regardless of the situation, conditions will lead to collapses.

 

In addition to being a fast starter, Shaw is a high average batsman.  Averages 60 in FC and 40 in List A. This shows consistency. And has a SR of 114 in List A. 

 

Compare this with Rahul. Average of 34 and SR of 80 in ODIs and average of 36 and SR of only 73 in List A. Average of 47 in FC and 35 in tests.

 

Why would I want a mediocre average and low SR batter of questionable temperament  (  Rahul )  over a good average and high SR batter who is a fast starter too ( Shaw )  ?

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On 4/9/2019 at 9:21 PM, express bowling said:

1. Rohit

2. Dhawan

3. Kohli

4. Shankar

5. Jadhav

6. Hardik

7. Dhoni  ( wk )

8. Bhuvi

9. Kuldeep

10. Shami

11. Bumrah

 

 

12. Shaw  ... backup opener

13. Pant  ( wk ) ...  backup wk and middle order batsman

14. Chahal ... 2nd spinner

15. Saini ... backup pacer

 

---- The reason why I chose Shaw over Rahul is because Shaw is a very fast starter and Rahul has temperament issues in international matches.

I'd still pick Rahul ahead of Shaw.. He seems to be in supreme touch with a more mature mindset than before.

Rest of the squad looks fine...

 

Although, I doubt they will pick a debutant fast bowler, Saini.. Will be great if they do.. Given how Kohli and our selectors think, the more realistic options are Jadeja and Umesh.

 

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1 hour ago, bowl_out said:

I'd still pick Rahul ahead of Shaw.. He seems to be in supreme touch with a more mature mindset than before.

Rest of the squad looks fine...

 

Although, I doubt they will pick a debutant fast bowler, Saini.. Will be great if they do.. Given how Kohli and our selectors think, the more realistic options are Jadeja and Umesh.

 

Jadeja would be waste of space really. But there is always one player in World Cup, who is just like that. 

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7 minutes ago, wanted_desi said:

Jadeja would be waste of space really. But there is always one player in World Cup, who is just like that. 

If he is picked, can be utilized as a sub fielder :lol:

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On 4/8/2019 at 2:18 AM, rkt.india said:

I don't understand one. IPL is an Indian domestic tournament so why wouldn't you consider it for selection. Didn't you select Chahar and Kaul based on IPL last year.

If they considered the IPL, the selectors would have to clean house. Very few among the Indian squad are having good IPL seasons.

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rayudu will not be in. KL, Pant and shankar will get a shoo in. saini ( wildcard) vs jadeja is the biggest question but i feel they might go with jadeja. rest 11 select themselves by default( including chahal)

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Three extra fast bowlers 

saini

prasiddh Krishna 

ishant will be travelling 

 

final team

 

rohit

dhawan

kohli 

shnkar

pant / karthick 

pandya h

dhoni 

shami

bumrah

kuldeep

chahal

 

jadhav

jadeja

b kumar / Saini 

Pant/ rahul 

 

feel pant will miss out  to rahul 

but toss up between him and karthick for enforcer - karthicks better outfielding will get him in and pant might be our reserve batter like three reserve fast bowlers

 

last wildcard is k pandya . Better bat and bowler . Dunno if he too get a shoe in for Chahal 

 

praying for dhoni to get banned for cheating , playing when old or playing when incompetent . Any clause fine . Team balances out then 

 

 

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On 4/10/2019 at 9:51 AM, express bowling said:

1. Rohit

2. Dhawan

3. Kohli

4. Shankar

5. Jadhav

6. Hardik

7. Dhoni  ( wk )

8. Bhuvi

9. Kuldeep

10. Shami

11. Bumrah

 

 

12. Shaw  ... backup opener

13. Pant  ( wk ) ...  backup wk and middle order batsman

14. Chahal ... 2nd spinner

15. Saini ... backup pacer

 

---- The reason why I chose Shaw over Rahul is because Shaw is a very fast starter and Rahul has temperament issues in international matches.

I will chose Mayank over Shaw as the reserve opener. He can bat aggressively or defensively based on conditions/situations. He is also a test opener in better form than Rahul and not as inexperienced as Shaw. I will go ahead with Prasidh over Saini based on recent IPL performances. Very impressed with him. He really rushes batsmen and gets extra bounce even on a spinning track like Chennai.

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I don't think Rayudu, Pant and DK are going. Rahul has all but sealed his spot with that hundred against MI. 

Only question is who the fourth fast bowler is going to be ? 

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11 minutes ago, Norman said:

I don't think Rayudu, Pant and DK are going. Rahul has all but sealed his spot with that hundred against MI. 

Only question is who the fourth fast bowler is going to be ? 

Looking at the robotic batting approach of India, Kohli has to take a punt with both Pant and Vijay Shankar. Both have shortcomings but still Ind have to make use of what they have got.

 

 

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Hackudu will make it tbh. As will Jadeja as the back up all rounder. KarthikvsPant face-off will go down to the wire based on what they do today. The last spot could go to Rahul ahead of the 4th pacer. 

 

Thigh-slapper

Noh!t

Wrogn 

Hackudu

Jharkhandi

Below Sea Level

Gujju Jamaican 

Cooldeep

Texter 

Muscles

Bumrash 

 

Boobie

Swordfighter

KLPD

Leg side hack/Mr. 30

 

Will be the final squad IMO with no specialist 4th pacer. Shankar's lack of big scores in the IPL will end up against him.

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First XI as of now:

Rohit

Dhawan

Kohli (C)

Rahul

Dhoni (Wk)

Kedar

Hardik

BK

Kuldeep

Shami

Bumrah

Reserves: Pant/ Karthik, Shankar, Chahal, Saini.

This is my squad of 15.

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8 hours ago, mani sha said:

Three extra fast bowlers 

saini

prasiddh Krishna 

ishant will be travelling 

 

final team

 

rohit

dhawan

kohli 

shnkar

pant / karthick 

pandya h

dhoni 

shami

bumrah

kuldeep

chahal

 

jadhav

jadeja

b kumar / Saini 

Pant/ rahul 

 

feel pant will miss out  to rahul 

but toss up between him and karthick for enforcer - karthicks better outfielding will get him in and pant might be our reserve batter like three reserve fast bowlers

 

last wildcard is k pandya . Better bat and bowler . Dunno if he too get a shoe in for Chahal 

 

praying for dhoni to get banned for cheating , playing when old or playing when incompetent . Any clause fine . Team balances out then 

 

 

Where did u read 3 extra fast bowlers will fly

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11 minutes ago, Stan AF said:

All saying I don't have a good feeling about this. Don't think we've the batting versatility to win.the cup.

That's why I feel Pant has to be in squad and in the XI, just because of mundane nature of the batting lineup. I know Pant can't be trusted upon but still he is something different from the usual suspects.

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4 hours ago, SK_IH said:

That's why I feel Pant has to be in squad and in the XI, just because of mundane nature of the batting lineup. I know Pant can't be trusted upon but still he is something different from the usual suspects.

  स्तन  doesnt agree

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