Live Updates and Coverage: Dinesh Karthik has beaten Rishabh Pant in the race to become the second wicket-keeper in the Indian team for the upcoming World Cup in England and Wales. The five wise men of Indian cricket, led by M.S.K. Prasad, met in Mumbai on Monday and picked the 15-member squad. Vijay Shankar goes to the showpiece event as the number four batsman and Ravindra Jadeja has been picked as the third spinner ahead of a fourth pacer. KL Rahul joins in as the back-up opener.
India's 15-member World Cup Squad: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik.
Live Updates: BCCI announces India's 15-member World Cup squad
18.05 IST: Michael Vaughan expresses his views on Rishabh Pant's exclusion from India's World Cup squad.
No @RishabPant777 in the World Cup Squad ... India must be bonkers !!!!!— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) April 15, 2019
17.21 IST: RP Singh backs KL Rahul and Dinesh Karthik to bat at No.4 for India in the World Cup.
High voltage expectations from this group. Clearly they've chosen experience and patience in the form of @DineshKarthik. Middle order will be very interesting to see @klrahul11/@DineshKarthik could be at number 4. Rest seems sorted with @JadhavKedar and @msdhoni at number 5/6.— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) April 15, 2019
17.15 IST: Sanjay Manjrekar is shocked by Dinesh Karthik's inclusion in the World Cup squad.
It’s impossible to keep everyone happy with team selections but Karthik inclusion surprising. Selectors guilty of showing no consistency in his case. Discarded after Jan 2019 to select straight for the WC. Shankar is a lucky man to make it. #CricketLive #StarSports— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) April 15, 2019
16.11 IST: ICC raises questions on Rayudu missing out his place in the World Cup squad despite higher ODI average than great Sachin Tendulkar.
Highest batting averages for India in ODI cricket (min. 20 innings):— ICC (@ICC) April 15, 2019
1. @imVkohli – 59.57
2. @msdhoni – 50.37
3. @ImRo45 – 47.39
4. @RayuduAmbati – 47.05
5. @sachin_rt – 44.83
Rayudu was excluded from India's @cricketworldcup squad. Do you think he should have made the cut? pic.twitter.com/8Eu0ztKTH1
16.05 IST: Aakash Chopra has shared his views on the exclusion of Rishabh Pant from the World Cup squad.
Wasn’t Pant elevated to the top tier of the Central Contracts a few weeks back?? Not a certainty in two of the three formats. 😐🤨— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) April 15, 2019
Chairman said that he will play only when Dhoni isn’t available. Essentially unavailable for selection till that happens. And which is unlikely to happen with Dhoni in WC. https://t.co/yYBtHTJXoI— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) April 15, 2019
So, India has picked Shankar as #4 option. Without really knowing if it’ll work. DK will play only when Dhoni isn’t available. And no fourth seamer. Interesting choices. Hope it works. ☺️🤗Good luck 👍🙌 #CWC— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) April 15, 2019
16.00 IST: CSK super trio- MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja and Kedar Jadhav make into the World Cup squad,
15.43 IST: Former Indian player Mohammad Kaif happy with the inclusion of Mohammed Shami in the 2019 World Cup squad.
6 mnths back, Mohammad Shami was nowhere near being considered for white ball cricket, but some outstanding performances has ensured he plays his 2nd World Cup. Him & Jadeja have fought their way back in .There will be few disappointed players but best wishes to Team India #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/tqjm2nAwAM— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) April 15, 2019
15.40 IST: Kolkata Knight Riders congratulate their skipper for getting selected in the World Cup squad.
15.30 IST: Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag wishes team India members for the World Cup.
15.28 IST: BCCI Chairman of Selectors MSK Prasad gives his reason to pick Karthik over Pant.
"Went ahead with Karthik because of his experience of big-match wicket-keeping," says MSK Prasad
15.10 IST: BCCI announces 15-member India 2019 World Cup squad; Virat Kohli to lead
Virat Kohli (C) Rohit Sharma (VC), Shikhar Dhawan, Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, R Jadeja, Mohammad Shami
15.02 IST: All-rounder Irfan Pathan also shared his 15-member squad for England World Cup 2019.
1) Cap Virat 2) Rohit 3) Shikhar 4) vijay 5) Dhoni 6) Kedar 7) Hardik 8) Kuldeep 9) Chahal 10) Shami 11) Bumrah 12) Bhuvi 13) Rahul 14) Rayudu 15) Jadeja— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) April 15, 2019
My World Cup team...
14.35 IST: Here is Former India opener Virender Sehwag's 15-member squad for the World Cup
Virender Sehwag's 15-member squad for World Cup: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Kedar Jadhav, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Vijay Shankar, Jasprit Bumrah, Rishabh Pant.
14.30 IST: Former India captain and IndiaTV's cricket expert Sourav Ganguly earlier gave his 15-member India World Cup squad. (Read Full Article Here)
Sourav Ganguly's 15-member World Cup Squad: Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma (VC), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini
14.30 IST: Before the BCCI announce their 15-member World Cup squad, many cricketers have selected theirs, can we get a hint of what can we expect?
Brief Preview: The five wise men of Indian cricket, led by MSK Prasad, will meet in Mumbai on Monday to pick the squad for the 2019 World Cup in England. While most of the players pick themselves, thanks to their consistent show in recent times, there are three main areas of concern that the selectors need to take a call on when they sit down to pick the 15-member squad. (Read Full Report Here)