ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 India Squad: Virat Kohli has already made it clear that the World Cup core team is almost certain and only one ‘slot’ is left to be filled.
His statement came to the conclusion that what would be available as a second wicketkeeper?
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 India Squad Announcement Date: Team India will be announced on Monday for the World Cup 2019. Fixing the members of the 15-member team will not be easy for the selectors.
There are two big questions in front of the selectors. First of all, apart from Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who should be given the place as the second wicketkeeper in the team? Who is going to bat on number 4, this is also a big problem for Team India.
In the past, Team India has tried many batsmen at this position. Virat Kohli has already made it clear that the World Cup core team is almost certain and only one ‘slot’ is left to be filled.
His statement came to the conclusion that what would be available as a second wicketkeeper? Both Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik are fantastic players.
Pant has performed well in the past few days. As a wicketkeeper his skill is considered to be average.
However, Expert also believes that Pant can bat anywhere from number 1 to 7, anywhere. Many finishing fans have praised the last over of the match. At the same time, Karthik is considered to be a very experienced player.
He is currently captaining the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL.
Actually the number 4 is about the batsman’s choice. There are many contenders for this position, for example – KL Rahul, Ambati Rayudu, Vijay Shankar and Pant etc. Virat and Chief Selector MSK Prasad have already made it clear that the performance of the IPL will not affect the selection in Team India.
However, KL Rahul is performing exceptionally well in the IPL. Playing on behalf of Kings XI Punjab, Rahul has so far scored more than 300 runs. He can also play the role of wicketkeeper. Apart from this, he can also come in the role of the third opener.
The problem in Ambati Rayudu’s path is that their form is not much better at the moment. There is also a challenge allrounder Vijay Shankar for them.
This all-rounder from Tamil Nadu has done spectacularly for Team India besides Hyderabad in the IPL. Vijay is also a good seamer.