India will be the team to beat in the ICC World Cup of 2019. The esteemed occasion will be facilitated by England and Wales from May 30 to July 14
Virat Kohli’s men have earned the main positioning in one-day internationals (ODIs) with some persuading arrangement wins over the most recent few years, and by sheer dint of diligent work. The current trouncing of the Proteas, in South Africa, was just the what tops off an already good thing.
The inquiry is, with the World Cup matches just 15 months away, which players have booked their place in the Indian squad … and who haven’t?
MSK Prasad, the head of selectors had reported before the ODI arrangement in South Africa that a last pool of players for the World Cup would be shortlisted on the voyage through England, this July-September. Ideally, however, the selectors will have had a notion of who will influence it to the World Cup squad, to bar the amazement, after the South African visit.
Over the 2018-19 cricket season, in a keep running up to the World Cup, the Indians will play around 30 ODIs. Other than five Tests and three T20 matches, India will play three ODIs on their voyage through England this mid year. These matches will be a dress practice of sorts for the huge occasion.
Moreover, they get the chance to play the Asia Cup in September, where they might have the capacity to match their ability against great ODI teams like Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and others. Playing matches in the competition design, as opposed to on a respective or tri-arrangement premise, will enable the team to plan rationally, physically and deliberately for the enormous occasion.
The Asia Cup will be trailed by five ODIs against the nomad West Indies in October-November and three ODIs against Australia, Down Under, as we say farewell to 2018.
In the New Year, India plays five ODIs against the New Zealanders, in New Zealand, five ODIs against Australia, in India lastly, three ODIs against the Zimbabweans, previously the team heads to England, for the World Cup, in May 2019.
Indian Cricket Team for World Cup 2019
- Shikhar dhawan
- KL Rahul
- Virat kohli (C)
- Rohit Sharma
- MS Dhoni (WK)
- Manish pandey
- Ajinkya rahane
- Kedhar jadhav
- R Ashwin
- Ravindra jadeja
- Mohammad shami
- Bhuvneshwar kumar
- Jasprit bumrah
- Umesh yadav
- Hardik pandya
- Suresh Raina
- Amit Mishra
- Shreyas Iyer
- Kuldeep Yadav
- Yujvendra chahal
Thirty ODIs, alongside twelve Test matches and a modest bunch of T20 matches will make it a bustling season for Indian players, particularly for the individuals who play in every one of the three configurations. Along these lines, Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah and a couple of others should need to pace themselves to be in top frame at the World Cup.
The Indian selectors, the team administration and care staff have a current task. They should not just need to keep the players fit and spurred, yet in addition keep them from getting over-worked and harmed or fatigued, with vital changes in the playing eleven through the following 15 months.
All things considered, we should investigate what India’s initial 11 may look like in the World Cup of 2019:
In any case, Kohli has been the way to a large portion of India’s ODI wins as of late. As a general rule, when he scores enormous, India wins effectively. In this manner, he should be at his crest, in England, in June-July 2019.
Unless things change radically, Dhawan and Rohit Sharma will open the innings in World Cup matches. K.L. Rahul, the third opener ought to have the capacity to chip away at his shape and make a rebound when the squad is chosen. He is excessively skilled a batsman, making it impossible to be kept out and can doubtlessly go down as a moment ‘keeper as well.
With Kohli coming in at number three, the number four and five spaces in the batting request are as yet open. This, most likely, is the feeble connection in a generally solid Indian batting line up. It allows the restriction to get again into the diversion, as has so frequently occurred in the current past.
Right now, there are four contenders for these spaces in Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Ajinkya Rahane and Shreyas Iyer. They have all been in and out of the team and hence, the selectors should discover a few solid players, on the frame, to top off these spaces.
In at number six will be MS Dhoni, trailed by the feisty all-rounder Hardik Pandya. Regardless of reservations communicated by a few savants, Dhoni strolls into the team not just as the best wicket-keeper in the world in restricted overs cricket, yet in addition as someone who has forever and a day of involvement with the international level. Despite the fact that his skill as a ‘finisher’ may have reduced with age, he is as yet India’s most logical option in the lower center request.
Pandya has complimented to hoodwink over and over again. Named the following Kapil Dev by a few ‘specialists’, maybe rashly, the reality remains that he has far to go before he can accomplish that incredible status. As of late, Kapil Dev communicated frustration at Pandya’s demeanor and the senseless errors that he confers every now and then. Pandya will, in this manner, need to pull up his socks on the off chance that he needs to make that opening his own.
Both Axar Patel and Ravindra Jadeja could give Pandya a keep running for his cash. Them two are able to do enormous hits, are parsimonious with runs – while playing, and are splendid defenders as well.
The last four places in the lineup ought to be taken by Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal and Jasprit Bumrah. I would by and by like Kuldeep Yadav to supplant Chahal on account of his varieties and Mohammad Shami would, obviously, play if Thakur neglects to have the right stuff.
With the IPL coming up and an entire local period of cricket to be played before the World Cup of 2019, there will clearly be some unexpected entertainers who will fight for a place in the World Cup squad. Prithvi Shaw, Shubman Gill, Manjot Kalra and Kamlesh Nagarkoti, from the India Under 19 squad, will be viewed and most likely be offered a reprieve in international matches.
Washington Sundar, Mayank Agarwal, Rishabh Pant and many others could likewise do all around ok, in a swarmed season, to be considered for a place in the squad.
After India plays a few T20s against Ireland, this June and after that goes up against Afghanistan in its notable, first since forever Test match, it will be ‘Mission World Cup’ for India. The outings to England, Australia and New Zealand, other than the arrangement against the West Indies, the Australians and the Zimbabweans at home, in the coming months, will enable the Indian team to regroup and go for the jugular in the World Cup.