15-man possible India squad for World Cup 2019 (half 2)

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In case you haven’t already, learn half one of many possible India squad for World Cup 2019, during which Cricfooty has analysed the batsmen who’re prone to be named by the selectors.

Partly two, we take a look at the all-rounders and bowlers who’re prone to make the squad.


Hardik Pandya is an automated alternative for one of many two all-rounders in India’s World Cup 2019 squad, with R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja out of the ODI image because the collection in West Indies in July 2017.

Axar Patel has been warming the bench for a very long time and he’s the Jadeja-type cricketer who has managed to stay with the squad regardless of significantly much less involvement. A great fielder and a spinner who can tie the batsmen down, Axar will in all probability be the second all-rounder in India’s 2019 World Cup squad.

All-rounder Bat place
Hardik Pandya No. 7
Axar Patel No. 7


With 9 of the 15 spots taken by the batsmen and all-rounders, India’s World Cup squad can have solely six out and out bowlers comprising seamers and spinners.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, and Yuzvendra Chahal decide themselves, leaving solely two spots up for grabs.

Now, aside from Kuldeep and Chahal, Washington Sundar has been the one different spinner who has performed in ODIs for India within the final eight to 10 months. Sundar’s place within the squad is prone to come right down to the type of backup the selectors and the crew administration want. Will they take a look at Axar as a backup spinner to the 2 wrist-spinners or take a look at Washington because the out-and-out backup spin-bowling possibility?

Thoughts you, Sundar has performed just one ODI to this point and was dominated out of England ODIs (after being named within the squad) as a result of he picked up an ankle harm taking part in soccer throughout a coaching session. Which was how Axar got here into the senior squad having been a part of India A squad throughout their tour of England.

The opposite possibility is selecting two out-and-out seamers from Umesh Yadav, Shardul Thakur and Mohammed Shami.

Thakur made his debut solely in the course of the tour of South Africa earlier this yr. Whereas he has tended to be costly, Thakur has, within the quick time, proven that he’s a wicket-taker. He wasn’t a part of the unique India squad for the ODIs towards England and got here in solely as a result of Jasprit Bumrah was dominated out with an harm.

Shami and Umesh had been a part of India’s 2015 World Cup squad and within the 2017 Champions Trophy squad as properly. They had been potent on the quick, bouncy pitches in Australia and New Zealand three years in the past.

The English pitches have grow to be batsmen-friendly within the final couple of years and quick bowlers have suffered greater than different kinds of bowlers.

These are the factors that will likely be mentioned when the Indian selectors, the crew captain and coach sit down to select the ultimate Indian squad for 2019 World Cup.

Bowlers prone to be named in India squad for World Cup 2019

Bowler Position
Bhuvneshwar Kumar Bowling spearhead
Jasprit Bumrah Bowler, death-overs specialist
Shardul Thakur One-change bowler
Yuzvendra Chahal Frontline spinner
Kuldeep Yadav Frontline spinner
Mohammed Shami/Umesh Yadav/Washington Sundar Backup bowler

Who, in line with you, will likely be picked within the Indian World Cup squad? Remark under. 

15-man possible India squad for World Cup 2019 (half 2)

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