The 15-member Indian squad for 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup in England and Wales was announced by BCCI on April 15 in Mumbai.
Virat Kohli, considered as the best batsman in the world today, will captain the Indian cricket team at the 2019 World Cup. Virat Kohli is a right-handed batsman and currently ranked no. 1 in all forms of international cricket. He has played 227 ODIs and has amassed 10,843 runs at an average of 59.6. Kohli has scored 41 centuries in international ODIs and is only behind Sachin Tendulkar who tops the list with 49 ODI tons
In pic: Virat Kohli with wife Anushka Sharma.
Shikhar Dhawan has been a mainstay of the Indian ODI team's top order and had formed a formidable opening pair with Rohit Sharma. Dhawan is a left-handed batsman, who has played 128 ODIs scoring 5,355 runs at an average of 44.6. Shikar Dhawan has hit 16 centuries in ODIs
In pic: Shikhar Dhawan with wife Aesha
Rohit Sharma is the vice-captain of the Indian ODI team for the upcoming ICC World Cup. He is a right-handed opener who has played 206 ODIs, scoring 8,010 runs and averages 47.4 per innings. Sharma has scored 22 centuries out of which 3 are double hundreds.
In pic: Rohit Sharma with wife Ritika
MS Dhoni is the wicket-keeper of the Indian World Cup team. He handed over the reins of the ODI captaincy to Virat Kohli after the 2015 World Cup. MS Dhoni lifted the World Cup for the Indian cricket team in 2011.
MS Dhoni is a right-handed batsman, who has played 341 ODIs, scoring 10,500 runs at an average of 50.7. He has 10 centuries to his name.
In pic: MS Dhoni with wife Sakshi.
Vijay Shankar has established himself as a capable batsman and medium pace bowler in the Indian team. He is a right-handed batsman and bowler who has played 9 ODIs so far for the national team. He has scored 165 runs at a batting average of 33 and has taken 2 wickets in his career at a bowling average of 94.
KL Rahul is a stylish right-handed batsman who has played 16 ODIs and scored 343 runs at a batting average of 34.3. Rahul has also notched up 1 hundred so far in his ODI career. The position he will play in the team is still not clear.
Kedar Jadhav is a right-handed all-rounder. He bats right-handed and bowls right-arm sliders. Kedar Jadhav has played 59 ODIs, scoring 1174 runs, at a batting average of 43.5. He has also taken 27 wickets in his career at a bowling average of 34.7.
In pic: Kedar Jadhav with a family member.
Hardik Pandya is the X factor of the Indian team. Hardik is known for his explosive batting and fast bowling. Hardik Pandya has played 45 ODIs, scoring 731 runs at a batting average of 29.2 and at a strike rate of 116.6. He has also picked up 44 wickets at a bowling average of 39.7.
In pic: Hardik Pandya with his sister-in-law Pankhuri Pandya.
Dinesh Karthik is a wicket-keeper batsman who has played 91 ODIs for India. He has scored 1,738 runs at a batting average of 31 and has 70 dismissals to his name as a wicket-keeper.
In pic: Dinesh Karthik with wife Dipika Pallikal Karthik
Yuzvendra Chahal has been a star spinner for India in the past couple of years. He has played 41 ODIs for India and has taken 72 wickets at a bowling average of 24.6 and an economy rate of 4.89.
In pic: Yuzvendra Chahal with a friend
Kuldeep Yadav has been a revelation in the Indian team in the last two years. He is the lead spinner of the team, taking 87 wickets in 44 ODIs at a bowling average of 21.7 and an economy rate of 4.93.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the experienced war-horse of the Indian bowling lineup. He is a medium pace swing bowler who has played 105 ODIs for India, taking 118 wickets at a bowling average of 35.7 and an economy rate of 5.01.
In pic: Bhuvneshwar Kumar with wife Nupur
Jasprit Bumrah entered the Indian team two years ago and has established himself as one of the leaders of the bowling attack. He is also regarded as one of the best fast bowlers in the world currently and has taken 85 wickets in 49 ODIs at a bowling average of 22.1. He also has a miserly economy rate of 4.51.
In pic: Jasprit Bumrah with a friend
Ravindra Jadeja is the most experience all-rounder in India's World Cup team. He is a three-dimensional player who can contribute with the bat, ball and in the field. Jadeja has played 151 ODIs, scoring 2035 runs at a batting average of 30. He has also contributed with the ball in a big way taking 174 wickets at a bowling average of 35.9 so far in his career.
Mohammad Shami has made a miraculous comeback to the Indian team in the last 9 months to book a seat on the flight to England. He has played 63 matches and has taken 113 wickets at a bowling average of 26.1.
In pic: Mohammad Shami with Daler Mehendi
The much-awaited announcement for all cricket fans happened on April 15 in Mumbai when BCCI selected the 15-member Indian cricket squad for the upcoming ICC World Cup in England and Wales. While there were predictable inclusions in the team, some surprise exclusions became the talk of the town. While the debate on the selection of the World Cup squad will take the centrestage among cricket lovers, we profile the chosen 15 and see what each individual brings to the table, in India's quest for a World Cup glory.
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