Jadhav, Shankar, Jadeja and Hardik were selected as all-rounders in 15-member team India
World Cup will be played in England and Wales from May 30 to July 14
Sports desk The 15-member Indian cricket team was selected on Monday for the World Cup to be held in England from May 30. The Indian team has been playing the World Cup since 1975, but this is the first time that the selectors have selected 4 all-rounders. Earlier, 3-3 all-rounders were selected in the 2003 and 2011 World Cup squad. Apart from that, more than 2 all-rounders were never selected.
The purpose of selecting selectors' 4 all-rounder may be to increase bowling and batting options. During the ODI series in England last year, India lacked the lack of all-rounders in the team. In the three match series, England defeated India 2-1. In the last two matches, Team India played with 5-5 bowlers, but both of them had to face defeat.
There were 3-3 all-rounders in the 2003 and 2011 teams
The team selected for the World Cup in 1975 was not an all-rounder in India. In the 1979 World Cup, Kapil Dev was selected as an all-rounder. Apart from Kapil Dev in the Indian team for the World Cup in England in 1983, Suneen Vasan was also selected as an allrounder. Team India then became champion
In the 1987 World Cup, Indian selectors chose Kapil Dev as an all-rounder. The next World Cup happened in 1992, after 5 years. In that Indian team, Kapil Dev was the only all-rounder. The team selected for the World Cup in the Indian subcontinent in 1996 was not an all-rounder in India.
Robin Singh was also the only all-rounder in the 1999 World Cup squad. However, for the World Cup in South Africa in 2003, Team India had selected 3 all-rounders. Then under the leadership of Sourav Ganguly, Team India had reached the finals. However, in the final, he had to face defeat at Australia.
In the Indian team for the 2007 World Cup, only an all-rounder was selected as Irfan Pathan. Then Team India could not move beyond the group stage. The team selected for the 2011 World Cup had 3 all-rounders in India and India was successful in winning the title. In 2015, Team India were the only two all-rounders in the form of Ravindra Jadeja and Stuart Binny. The Indian team then suffered a defeat at the hands of New Zealand in the semi-finals.
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