May 30-July 14 in the ODI World Cup England and Wales
In Mumbai, Ravi Shastri, along with Virat Kohli, will select the main selector MSK Prasad team.
Kohli said after the Australia series – Team List already prepared
Sports desk The 12th ODI World Cup will be played in England and Wales between 30 May and 14 July. For this, a five-member committee, headed by chief selector MSK Prasad, will be selected by the Chief Coach Ravi Shastri and Captain Virat Kohli to select Indian team on Monday. The team will be given 15 players. The selectors have to make a headline for the fourth place and the place of the other wicketkeeper. Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant can be selected as the second wicketkeeper.
For the fourth place, four players – Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Ambati Rayudu and Lokesh Rahul – are the contenders. One of these can get a World Cup ticket. Raidu scored 33 runs in 3 matches against Australia, Rahul scored 26 and Pant made 52 in two matches.
Rahul's performance in IPL is the best in all four
Among them, the chances of Rahul being elected are more. He has scored 335 runs in 8 matches this season of IPL. It includes one century and three half-centuries. Aiyar has scored 221 runs in 7 matches at an average of 31.57, Rahane has scored 175 runs from 25 matches in 7 matches and Raidu has scored 133 runs in 8 matches at an average of 22.16.
Rahane, Rahul and Iyer together played less matches than Raidu in 2018
Kohli had said – Mathpacchi for just one place
After the Australia series, Team India captain Virat Kohli had said that only one place will be required to make a selection. The rest of the players' list was prepared in the last one year. At the same time, batting coach Sanjay Bangar had said that the player who played 40 to 50 ODIs will play in the World Cup matches.
Karthik's huge heavyweight for the second wicketkeeper
Dinesh Karthik's position as the second wicketkeeper is being considered as heavy. He has been with the team since last one year. He played 12 one-day internationals from January 2018. They scored 242 runs at an average of 40.33. Karthik's side also has the experience of playing international matches for 15 years. On the other hand, Pant has scored 93 runs at an average of 23.25 in total of 5 ODIs so far.
Jadeja will be effective on 'pitches that help spin'
The BCCI official said, "The second wicketkeeper will be playing only when Dhoni will be unfit." Rishabh is a talented player, but he has not done anything special in the ODIs. Can he score runs for 50 overs continuously? " The team management is looking at hearty Pandya and Vijay Shankar as the fourth fast bowler. Ravindra Jadeja can be chosen due to his all-round talent. They can prove to be effective on pitches that help spin. "
4 claimants for fourth fast bowler
The choice of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuswendra Chahal in the spinners is sure. At the same time, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami are considered to be the strongest among the fast bowlers. If the fourth fast bowler is taken, Ishant Sharma, Khalil Ahmed, Umesh Yadav and Navdeep Saini are in the race for this. However, the possibility of being selected for the fourth fast bowler, while Hardik and Shankar are short, is less likely.
Possible team: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul / Ambati Rayudu, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wicketkeeper), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Vijay Shankar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuswendra Chahal, Jaspreet Bumrah , Bhubaneswar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik / Rishabh Pant
Team India's schedule in World Cup