8. Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya as a batsman has made 731 runs in 45 ODIs, with a strike rate of 116.59. And as a bowler, he has taken 44 wickets in those 45 matches that he has played. No doubt, Hardik Pandya was much needed in Indian World Cup Squad. He is the most destructive batsman in this Indian Cricket team. His medium pace will also be effective in England’s conditions. His role as a finisher can give India a tempo and momentum during the end of the innings.
9. Mohammed Shami
Mohammed Shami has played 63 matches so far and has taken 113 wickets in those. He bowls with an economy rate of 5.48. Mohammed Shami recent form is amazing and there was no doubt that he will be in the Indian World Cup Squad for 2019. He will play as a third or either second seamer in this long tournament.
10. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
As the conditions in England will assists seamers, Bhuvneshwar Kumar ability to swing the ball will definitely be very helpful in those conditions. Bhuvi has played 105 ODI matches so far and has taken 118 wickets in those. His experience to deliver in the death overs will prove vital for India.
11. Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah is known as the death over specialist of the team. He has played 49 ODI matches so far and has taken 85 wickets. He bowls with an economy rate of 4.51 and has the best bowling record of 5/27. Boom Boom Bumrah will lead the pace attack of Indian bowling. With conditions in England assist fast bowlers, Jasprit Bumrah will be the trump card for India. His ability to bowl yorkers at the death can prove to be a match-winning for India.
12. Kuldeep Yadav
Kuldeep is one of the best chinamen bowlers in Indian cricket. He has played 44 ODIs and taken 87 wickets in those. His best bowling record in ODI is 6/25. He has an economy rate of 4.94 and a bowling average of 21.75. He is the first choice spinner and will almost be made it to the playing XI from the very first game.
13. Yuzvendra Chahal
Chahal is one of the wicket-taking bowlers India has. In recent years he showed amazing skills in his bowling, which gave him an entry in the World Cup Squad. The combination of Chahal and Yadav can be very dangerous to any Team in the World.
14. Dinesh Karthik
Dinesh Karthik has played 91 matches so far. He holds on to an average of 31.04 and a strike rate of 73.71. With experience needed as a back-up wicketkeeper, Dinesh Karthik has made it to the Team India Squad for the World Cup. However, his chances of playing in the XI will depend on the combination of the team.
15. Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja has played 151 ODIs so far and scored 2035 runs, with a splendid strike rate of 84.23. He did hit 10 half centuries as well. His bowling record has also been impressive. In the 151 matches, he has taken 174 wickets with the best bowling of 5/36. He bowls with an economy rate of 4.89. Jaddu recent form and a need for extra allrounder made him to the squad of World Cup. Ravindra Jadeja can play a vital role in reducing the over-rate down.
There are a couple of important names who missed out from Team India Squad for World Cup. They are:
The explosive Wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant misses out from the Indian World Cup squad and this will shock many Indian Cricket Fans.
Ambati Rayudu was given the good number of chances at No. 4. But his recent form which made him axe from the India Squad of World Cup.
We wish all the very best to Team India for World Cup 2019. Team India will start their World Cup campaign against South Africa on June 5th. What do you think about this Team India Squad for World Cup? Do you think this team can lift the World Cup? Let us know your opinion in the comments below.