Fast bowlers Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Avesh Khan, and Khaleel Ahmed will travel with Team India for the upcoming World Cup 2019. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) named these pacers to assist Team India in their preparation.
Chahar, Saini, and Khaleel are in brilliant form in the ongoing Indian Premier League. However, Avesh have only featured in one IPL match this season.
MSK Prasad spoke to the media on Monday and said his committee has chosen a well-balanced squad for the Cricket World Cup and believes all bases have been covered.
“In the team, we have the luxury of 7 bowlers. We have covered all the bases and this is one of the most balanced Indian sides for the World Cup,” Prasad said. “Khaleel and Saini were discussed and they will be around. If the need arises, one of them will go to England,” he added.
Indian team for the World Cup: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni (wicket-keeper), Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami
India’s World Cup schedule:
vs South Africa (June 5)
vs Australia (June 9)
vs New Zealand (June 13)
vs Pakistan (June 16)
vs Afghanistan (June 22)
vs West Indies (June 27)
vs England (June 30)
vs Bangladesh (July 2)
vs Sri Lanka (July 6)