Indian Team squad for World Cup 2019 (Expected)

ICC World Cup 2019 is less than a year away from now.

All 10 teams are preparing hard for the biggest cricket tournament of the world.

So Here we are going to look on an expected squad of the Indian cricket team for the next year's cricket world cup in England.

    Virat Kohli - Indian captain


The opening has never been an issue for the Indian team especially in a shorter form of the game. A lot of opening options are there in an Indian team currently. But their first choice opening pair will be Rohit Sharma & Shikhar Dhawan. Everyone knows what they did in 2013 & 2017. Their record in England and ICC tournaments are exceptional. As a backup KL Rahul will be there. He can also bat in the middle order and play a role of a floater, which provides a kind of balance in the side.


The middle order is creating some problems on regular basis for the team India. India has two greatest batsmen of all time Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni in their lineups. But for other 2-3 spots, a lot of players like Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Kartik, Kedar Jadhav, Suresh Raina and Manish Pandey are trying to find a spot in the middle-order. Shreyas Iyer has played some good cricket for team India recently. Dinesh Kartik is in form of his life.  Suresh Raina is also making his comeback after a good IPL run. So it will be exciting to see, who will make it to the Indian team for WC2019.


Hardik Pandya will be definitely there. As in English conditions, you always need a pace-bowling all-rounder. And he is currently the best all-rounder in India. Vijay Shankar will be his backup if he got some injury before WC2019. Washington Sunder can also register his place in the Indian squad. Axar Patel is also travelling with team India from a long but not getting many opportunities, so Ravindra Jadeja should be tried at his place who is currently the best left-arm spinner in India.


Bowling will be the key in England. In England next year, there will be a lot of batting friendly pitches. So the role of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah will be very crucial. Other faces in pace bowling department can be Umesh Yadav, Shardul Thakur & Sidharth Kaul. India's fast bowling is one of the finest in the world at the moment but their real strength is their spinners. With the leg-spinners like Chahal & Kuldeep India is far ahead than any team in terms of spinners. They are doing really well in the middle overs.  
This pair is popularly known as "Kul-Cha". India's "Kulcha" will definitely fade the taste of English Sunday Roast.

Cricket India World Cup 2018:-

Virat Kohli (c),  MS Dhoni (wk),  KL Rahul,  Shikhar Dhawan,  Rohit Sharma,  Suresh Raina,  Dinesh Kartik,  Kedar Jadhav,  Hardik Pandya,  Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal,  Kuldeep Yadav,  Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shaami,  Shardul Thakur

What's your pick for the World Cup 2019? Comment them below.

Above picked team is our personal views and are selected on current performances and requirements. The original squad may be different from our pick.