Meet India’s 15-member 2019 World Cup squad

The BCCI selectors today chose India‘s 15-man squad for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, making two noticeable inclusions.

Rishabh Pant and Ambati Rayudu were dropped, with Dinesh Karthik and Ravindra Jadeja included.

Captained by Virat Kohli, the squad features five batsmen, two wicketkeepers, three allrounders, two spinners and three fast bowlers.

India open their World Cup campaign on June 5 against South Africa at Southampton.

ICC WORLD CUP FIXTURES

India’s World Cup squad: 

1 Virat Kohli (capt)

ODIs: 227

Runs: 10843

Avg: 59.57

HS: 183*

SR: 92.96

100s: 41

50s: 49

Virat Kohli India World Cup squad 2019
India skipper Virat Kohli has scored 41 ODI centuries in his glittering career. © AFP

2 Rohit Sharma (v/c)

ODIs: 206

Runs: 8010

Avg: 47.39

HS: 264

SR: 87.95

100s: 22

50s: 41

Rohit Sharma India World Cup squad 2019
Rohit Sharma is the owner of four ODI double-centuries. © Getty

3 Shikhar Dhawan

ODIs: 128

Runs: 5355

Avg: 44.62

HS: 143

SR: 93.79

100s: 16

50s: 27

Shikhar Dhawan India World Cup squad 2019
This will be Shikhar Dhawan’s second ICC Cricket World Cup. © AFP

4 MS Dhoni (wk)

ODIs: 341

Runs: 10500

Avg: 50.72

HS: 183*

SR: 87.55

100s: 10

50s: 71

MS Dhoni India squad World Cup 2019
In his final World Cup, can MS Dhoni end on a high? © AFP

5 Kedar Jadhav

ODIs: 59

Runs: 1174

Avg: 43.48

HS: 120

SR: 102.53

100s: 2

50s: 5

Kedar Jadhav India World Cup squad 2019
Kedar Jadhav has proven successful as a part-time bowler. © AFP

KL Rahul

ODIs: 14

Runs: 343

Avg: 34.30

HS: 100*

SR: 80.89

100s:1

50s: 2

KL Rahul India World Cup squad 2019
This is KL Rahul’s first World Cup. © IANS

Dinesh Karthik 

ODIs: 91

Runs: 1738

Avg: 31.03

HS: 79

SR: 73.70

Dinesh Karthik India World Cup squad 2019
Dinesh Karthik has been recalled to India’s ODIs squad. © AFP

Hardik Pandya

ODIs: 45

Runs: 731

Avg: 29.24

HS: 83

SR: 116.58

50s: 4

Wkts: 44

BB: 3/31

Avg: 31.05

Econ: 5.53

SR: 43

Hardik Pandya India World Cup squad 2019
Hardik Pandya’s big-hitting skills have marked him out as a threat in England. © AFP

Vijay Shankar

ODIs: 9

Runs: 165

Avg: 33

HS: 46

SR: 96.49

Wkts: 2

BB: 2/15

Avg: 94

Econ: 5.61

SR: 100.5

Vijay Shankar India World Cup squad 2019
Vijay Shankar’s batting has impressed the management and selectors in a brief career. © AFP

10 Ravindra Jadeja

ODIs: 151

Runs: 2035

Avg: 29.92

HS: 87

SR: 84.23

Wkts: 174

BB: 5/36

Avg: 35.89

Econ: 4.88

SR: 44

Ravindra Jadeja India World Cup squad 2019
Ravindra Jadeja has squeezed into India’s World Cup squad. © PTI

11 Bhuvneshwar Kumar

ODIs: 105

Wkts: 118

BB: 5/42

Avg: 35.66

Econ: 5.01

SR: 42.7

Bhuvneshwar Kumar India World Cup squad 2019
Will Bhuvneshwar Kumar be a starter for India, or a bench-warmer in England? © AFP

12 Jasprit Bumrah

ODIs: 49

Wkts: 85

BB: 5/27

Avg: 22.15

Econ: 4.51

SR: 29.4

Jasprit Bumrah India World Cup squad 2019
Jasprit Bumrah will headline India’s pace attack in his first World Cup. © AFP

13 Mohammed Shami

ODIs: 63

Wkts: 113

BB: 4/35

Avg: 26.11

Econ: 5.48

SR: 28.5

Mohammed Shami India World Cup squad 2019
Mohammed Shami’s success in ODIs this year has been vital to India’s success. © AFP

14 Kuldeep Yadav

ODIs: 44

Wkts: 87

BB: 6/42

Avg: 21.74

Econ: 4.93

SR: 26.4

Kuldeep Yadav India World Cup squad 2019
Kuldeep Yadav is India’s go-to spinner in ODIs. © AFP

15 Yuzvendra Chahal

ODIs: 31

Wkts: 46

BB: 6/25

Avg: 24.61

Econ: 4.89

SR: 30.1

Yuzvendra Chahal India World Cup squad 2019
This will be the first World Cup for legspinner Yuzvendra Chahal. © AFP