[caption id="attachment_826117" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-826117" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Team-India-BCCI.jpeg" alt="" width="628" height="353" /> Skipper Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri's input will definitely be asked for before a final decision is made. @ BCCI[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>The national selectors led by MSK Prasad will meet on April 15 in Mumbai to pick the squad for the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/icc-world-cup-2019">ICC World Cup 2019</a> in England, starting May 30. <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/india/">India</a> are considered one of the favourites going into this edition of the World Cup. <p></p> <p></p>The cut-off date is April 23 and the selectors have been waiting to watch the performance of some of the players in the ongoing <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/indian-premier-league">Indian Premier League</a> (IPL 2019) considering that the position of the number four batsman and the fourth fast bowler is still up for grabs. (<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/articles/ipl-2019-how-have-indias-world-cup-probables-fared-824102"><strong>ALSO READ:</strong> How have India's World Cup probables fared?</a>) <p></p> <p></p>A senior BCCI official said that the selectors wanted to wait a bit before finalising the squad and the ongoing IPL held them to take a look at some of the players who are in the radar to fill a couple of spots. <p></p> <p></p>"The selectors wanted to take it easy as they had time till April 23 to send in the squad for the World Cup. With the IPL on, it always helps to see how some of the boys are playing," the official explained. <p></p> <p></p>While most of the players pick themselves, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/ambati-rayudu/">Ambati Rayudu</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/rishabh-pant/">Rishabh Pant</a> are the two main contenders for the No.4 slot in the batting department. <p></p> <p></p>While Rayudu has flattered to deceive in this edition of the IPL, Pant has shown his brilliance in flashes. But his inability to finish games has been something that pundits have spoken about time and again in this IPL. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/shouldnt-put-rishabh-pant-under-pressure-by-comparing-him-with-ms-dhoni-kapil-dev-823696">'Shouldn t put Rishabh Pant under pressure by comparing him with MS Dhoni'</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>Vijay Shankar is another player who could be looked at as an option considering that he has been looking to bat up in the order for <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/sunrisers-hyderabad">Sunrisers Hyderabad</a> in this IPL. <p></p> <p></p>The fourth pacer's slot is something that the selectors will be sweating over as someone like a Navdeep Saini has been very impressive in the IPL for <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/royal-challengers-bangalore">Royal Challengers Bangalore</a>. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/articles/rcbs-failure-this-ipl-will-be-a-blessing-in-disguise-for-indian-cricket-sunil-gavaskar-826063">RCB s failure this IPL will be a blessing in disguise for Indian cricket: Sunil Gavaskar</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>Skipper <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/virat-kohli/">Virat Kohli</a> and coach <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/ravi-shastri/">Ravi Shastri</a>'s input will definitely be asked for before a final decision is made.