India’s ICC World Cup 2019 squad to be announced on April 15
The Indian cricket team for ICC World Cup 2019 to be announced on 15 April in Mumbai. They will begin their ICC World Cup campaign against South Africa on June 5 in Southampton but all eyes will be on the June 16 encounter against arch-rivals, Pakistan.
According to earlier media reports, the selection of the Indian cricket team was supposed to happen on April 20.
India’s chief selector MSK Prasad had earlier quoted by the Indian media, said, “As far as Indian cricket team is concerned, we will be announcing our team for the World Cup on or before April 20.”
“I am confident that we are going to announce a good team. For almost one and a half years, We have worked on this observing all the players, tested good combinations. Now We are confident that the team we will announce, will definitely win the World Cup to be held in England in 2019,”
Indian vice captain Rohit Sharma already assumed that the squad will be based on conditions in England and Wales at that period of time. He also reckoned coach Ravi Shastri and skipper Virat Kohli would likely to play vital roles in selection of the squad.
“I think we are pretty much settled. There are a few spots (undecided) which everyone knows about but again that depends on what the captain and the coach and the selectors think whether they want to go for the extra seamer or the extra spinner or extra middle order player or a reserve opener,” Sharma said.
“It also depends upon the conditions. The last time we were in England, the conditions were quite dry. I don’t know how things will be. So if it is like that than you take an extra spinner, as simple as that. If it’s not then probably take the extra seamer,” he added.