The left-arm Chinaman, Kuldeep Yadav and KKR Skipper Dinesh Karthik have made it to the 15-member Indian squad that will be touring England & Wales for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
India's Chief selector MSK Prasad assured the lineup as one of the most balanced Indian side in a press conference that was held in Mumbai this afternoon.
Kuldeep had a fantastic 2018, picking up 45 ODI wickets and 20 ODI wickets in 11 matches in 2019. After making his ODI debut in 2017, Kuldeep formed a strong partnership with Yuzvendra Chahal helping India to plenty of victories at home as well as away.
DK’s experience in the limited over format wasn’t ignored as his inclusion ended the long overdue speculation. He made his ODI debut way back in 2004 at Lord’s cricket ground and has shown good composure in the middle order which adds key to Team India’s playing 11.
Team India will get their World Cup campaign underway on 5th June against South Africa at the Rose Bowl, Southampton.
Team India’s full squad for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
Virat Kohli (Capt), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar, MSD (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohd Shami