BCCI announces India squad for World Cup 2019

BCCI announces India squad for World Cup 2019
BCCI announces India squad for World Cup 2019

The Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) panel of selectors on Monday announced the 15-member squad for the ICC World Cup to be led by Virat Kohli. Dinesh Karthik has been included in the squad as the back-up wicket-keeper in place of the widely tipped Rishabh Pant. Tamil Nadu all-rounder Vijay Shankar is also in the mix and is being considered for the number four slot.

The selectors have gone for KL Rahul as the back-up opener as chief selector MSK Prasad clearly mentioned during the press briefing that Rahul has been considered for the opener’s slot.

“To begin with, KL Rahul will be reserve opener. If need arises the team management will take a call on him playing in the middle-order,” Prasad said.

Speaking about the inclusion of Vijay Shankar in the squad, Prasad mentioned that the all-rounder is being seen as the number 4 batsman for India apart from his bowling and fielding skills.