Indian squad to be announced today

Indian squad to be announced today

Here India's World Cup squad: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Vijay Shankar, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal. Having tried Shankar at the top, they have backed him in the squad.

While Kohli said India are looking to fill just one more spot, the selectors would know that they have more than one spot to fill and various combinations to look at. In an important game wicket keeping is also important. But the selectors went for the experience ahead of the exuberance of youth.

"Pant is full of talent, he has time on his hands. That's the reason we went with Dinesh Karthik", after a brief selection meeting which also included Indian captain Virat Kohli at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai on Monday afternoon. "Unfortunately he missed out". "That scored for him", Prasad stated. "Apart from his batting, he can bowl and he's a fantastic fielder".

Pandya, having missed the series against Australia, due to issues with his core is back and fits in as the all-rounder who will also be looked at as the finisher.

'We did give a few more chances to Ambati Rayudu but Vijay Shankar gives three dimensions.

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"We have been planning soon after the completion of the Champions Trophy (2017) for this".

"And in the second part of the tournament, when the wickets will be more dry, we felt Jadeja will be handy". "Now we have plenty of options for that slot".

KL Rahul will be kept as the reserve opener, as per Prasad.

It is expected that both the young fast bowlers will be travelling with the team to England as back-up, who could be drafted in if anyone from the pace troika of Bumrah, Shami and Bhuvneshwar get injured. India begins its World Cup campaign against South Africa and will also face arch-rivals Pakistan in Manchester in the group stage.