ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 India Squad, Team Players List: The 15-man India squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 was announced on Monday (April 15) with Virat Kohli to lead the side with Rohit Sharma as his deputy. Selectors have put their faith in Vijay Shankar and Dinesh Karthik with Ambati Rayudu and Rishabh Pant the notable absentees. Selector MSK Prasad said DK has found a place ahead of Pant due to better wicketkeeping skills.
KL Rahul has been included as a backup opener to Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan. The selectors have not named a fourth seamer keeping in mind the two all rounders already solve that purpose.
Confirmed India squad: 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.