Cricket World cup 2019 is very close. Every fan is excited to see the biggest tournament from the world of cricket. But after the announcement of India’s world cup squad, most of the fans are in shock.
After all the supposition, yesterday on Monday the selection committee finally announced India’s world cup squad. The selection committee lead by MSk Prasad (chief selector), picked veteran Dinesh Kartik over the young blood Risabh Pant for the world cup 2019.
With one addition and two eliminations, selectors have announced the final line-up of India’s world cup squad. People are excited and shocked at the same time and everyone is posting their opinion on social media.
The final line-up of India’s world cup squad?
Selectors have tried to find the right balance and after all the speculations BCCI and selectors have announced the final line-up of India’s world cup squad live on Star Sports.
Dinesh Kartik, Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar, MSD (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Shami are the 15 members of Indian world cup squad.
This perfect balance has caused the team to compromise with five specialist batsmen, two wicketkeepers, three fast bowlers, three all-rounders, and two specialist spinners.
Dinesh Kartik is the first inclusion in the team and everyone is shocked to see his name. Kartik has replaced the young wicketkeeper Risabh Pant to get into the world cup squad. Other than Pant, Ambati Rayudu is also excluded from the world cup squad.
For Rayudu, his poor performance in the last Australian and Newzeland series is the reason why his name is not on the list. But why selectors didn’t pick Pant?
Why selectors pick Karthik over Pant?
A day before the announcement of the announcement, the five-member national selection committee went to a meeting in which they are given a three-and-half-hour presentation. This presentation was the analysis of all the cricketers.
To find who is the best match for team Indian, officials feed Dinesh Karthik’s scoring areas in the middle overs, Rishabh Pant’s success rate at the death overs into the data analytics software. The outcomes were shown to the selection committee.
This presentation helped the selectors to speculate where the players stood and how they might perform in the English conditions. After that, while announcing the world cup squad chief selector MSK Prasad said, “Wicketkeeping also matters. That is the reason why we went with Dinesh Karthik otherwise Rishabh Pant was also there.”
Karthik has only made into the team as the second wicketkeeper. He’ll only come into the field when the first wicketkeeper (MS Dhoni) is unable to play.
Cricket world cup 2019 is going to held in the UK from 30 May 2019. Virat Kohli is the captain of the Indian team. Selectors are happy with the final line-up. But are you?