ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 –  Indian Cricket squad

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 – Indian Cricket squad

 

ICC Cricket world cup 2019 is fast approaching.  India Cricket squad for World cup cricket has been announced.  The MSK Prasad led selection committee has named the 15 member squad to represent the country in ICC World cup cricket 2019.

Teams Qualified for the ICC cricket World-Cup 2019:

  • Australia.
  • South Africa.
  • India.
  • New Zealand.
  • Sri Lanka.
  • Bangladesh.
  • Pakistan.
  • England

The group stage format is a round-robin, where all ten teams play each other once, in a single group. This means a total of 45 matches will be played, with each team playing a total of nine matches. The top four teams from the group will progress to the knockout stage.

Indian Cricket  Squad  – ICC world cup 2019 :

Highlights :

Dinesh Karthink has been chosen over Rishabh Pant.

Rohit Sharma is the vice-captain of the team.

The Selection Committee has retained 7 players from the 2015 World Cup squad.  7 players will be making their debut appearance at Cricket’s biggest event.

The Indian cricket Squad – ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 :

Virat Kohli – Captain

Rohit Sharma – Vice-Captain

Shikhar Dhawan

M.S.Dhoni (Wicket-keeper)

Dinesh Karthink (Wicket-keeper)

Kedar Jadhav

Hardik Pandya

Ravindra Jadeja

Kuldeep Yadav

Yuzuvendra Chahal

Jasprit Bumrah

Bhuvaneshwar Kumar

K.L.Rahul

Vijay Shankar

Mohammed Shami

Player Profiles – ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 – Indian cricket squad :

Virat Kohli :

Virat Kohli will lead the Indian team in the ICC world Cup 2019.  Presently he is the No. 1 ODI batsman.

He is a top order Batsman who is 30 years old.

Matches : 228

Runs – 10843

Highest score – 183

Average – 59.57

Strike Rate – 95.96

50s/100s – 49/41

Previous World Cup appearances  – 2011 and 2015.

He has scores 100 not out against Bangladesh in 2011 world cup and 107 vs. Pakistan in 2015 at Adelaide.

Rohit Sharma :

Rohit Sharma is an opening batsman who is 31 years old.  He is the most destructive batsmen of the modern era.  He will be Dhawan’s opening partner in the World cup.  He amassed 330 runs in 8 matches which included one century and a couple of half centuries at an average of over 47.

Matches : 206

Runs – 8010

Highest score – 264

Average – 47.39

Strike Rate – 87.95

50s/100s – 41/22

Previous World Cup appearance : 2015

Shikhar Dhawan :

He is a left hand opener who is 33 years old.  This will be his second appearance  in World cup.  in the previous World Cup he scored 412 runs in 8 matches at an average of 51.50.

Matches : 128

Runs – 5355

Highest score – 143

Average – 44.62

Strike Rate – 93.79

50s/100s – 27/16

Previous World Cup appearance : 2015

M.S.Dhoni :

He is the Wicket keeper batsman of the Indian team who is 37 years old.  He is the senior most member of the Indian Squad.

A match winning knock of 91 not out in the 2011 World cup final is an evergreen memory in the minds of cricket lovers in the country.  His world cup performance includes 507 runs in 20 matches (17 innings) at an average of over 42.

Matches : 341

Runs – 10500

Highest score – 183*

Average – 50.72

Strike Rate – 87.55

50s/100s – 71/10

Dismissals – 434

Catches and stumpings 341/120

Previous World Cup appearance : 2007,2011 and 2015

Dinesh Karthik :

He is a wicket keeper batsman who is 33 years old.

His memorable performance was during the 2018 Nidahas trophy final against Bangladesh (T20I Competition) when he scored an unbeaten 29 off just 8 balls which included a last ball six. He is a capable finisher in the Indian team.  His record in 2018 includes 167 runs at an average of 41.75.

Matches : 91

Runs – 1738

Highest score – 79

Average – 31.03

Strike Rate – 73.70

50s/100s – 9/0

Dismissals – 68

Catches and stumpings 61/7

Previous World Cup appearance : 2007

Kedar Jadhav :

He is a batting all rounder who is 34 years old.

He is a middle order batsman and an uncanny wicket taker.  He is a spinner who can chip in with wickets at crucial junctures.  He is a formidable player because of his ability to pace his innings according to the match situation.  This World Cup is his first.

Matches : 59

Runs – 1174

Highest score – 120

Average – 43.48

Strike Rate – 102.53

50s/100s – 5/2

Wickets – 27

Best bowling figures – 3/23

Economy 5.15

Previous World Cup appearance : None

Hardik Pandya :

He is an all rounder who is 25 years old.  So far he has made a huge image in Indian cricket.

His memorable performance was 76 runs strike against Pakistan in 2017ICC Champions Trophy final.  He is one of the cleanest strikers in the Indian Team. Hardik is considered at a reliable bowler who can trouble any batsman.

Matches : 45

Runs – 731

Highest score – 83

Average – 29.24

Strike Rate – 116.58

50s/100s – 4/0

Wickets – 44

Best bowling figures – 3/31

Economy 5.53

Previous World Cup appearance : None

Ravindra Jadeja :

He is an all rounder who is 30 years old.

Jadeja came back during India’s successful run in the 2018 Asia cup.  In Asia cup this left arm spinner claimed 7 wickets in 4 matches.  He is one of the best fielders in the Indian team.  He is a spinning all rounder.

Matches : 151

Runs – 2035

Highest score – 87

Average – 29.92

Strike Rate – 84.23

50s/100s – 10/0

Wickets – 174

Best bowling figures – 5/36

Economy 4.88

Previous World Cup appearance : 2015

Kuldeep Yadav :

He is a spinner who is 24 years old.

Kuldeep is one of India’s wrist spinner.  Some of the batman find him virtually unplayable.  His ability of wicket taking especially outside India is remarkable (36 wickets in 15 matches in SENA countries).  His bowling approach is street smart.  Kuldeep dominates opposition batsmen.

Matches : 44

Wickets – 87

Best bowling figure – 6/25

Average – 21.74

Economy – 4.93

5 wicket hauls – 1

Previous World Cup appearance : None

Yuzuvendra Chahal :

He is a leg spinner who is 28 years old.

He is not afraid of getting hit for a 6 and will not hesitate to toss the ball up to the batsman.  Chahal is an ace spinner in the cricket world.  He is termed as a courageous bowler.  He along with Kuldeep Yadav is making up the world’s most lethal spin bowling combination.  His economy rate is 4.89.  His career best bowling figure is 6-42 in Melbourne against Australia to go with two 5 wicket hauls in 42 matches.

Matches : 41

Wickets – 72

Best bowling figure – 6/42

Average – 24.61

Economy – 4.89

5 wicket hauls – 2

Previous World Cup appearance : None

Jasprit Bumrah :

He is a pacer who is 25 years.  Presently he is the world No.1 ODI bowler.  He shoulder a huge responsibility and India’s success is heavily depends on his performance.

His debut was in 2016 in Australia.  He has a spped of over 145 km/hr.  Bumrah is one of he world’s feared bowlers.  His economy rate is 4.51.

Matches : 49

Wickets – 85

Best bowling figure – 5/27

Average – 22.15

Economy – 4.51

5 wicket hauls – 1

Previous World Cup appearance : None

Bhuvaneshwar Kumar :

He is a pacer who is 29 years old. 

He is good with a new ball.  Bhuvaneshwar has the ability to chip in with wickets in the power play overs.  He is one of a kind who can swing the ball both ways with accuracy.

Matches : 105

Wickets – 118

Best bowling figure – 5/42

Average – 35.66

Economy – 5.01

5 wicket hauls – 1

Previous World Cup appearance : 2015

K.L.Rahul :

He is a top order batsman who is 26 years old.  Rahul has a terrific hand-eye coordination.  Rahul has the audacity to decimate any bowling attack.  He has been part of 14 ODI matches so far. This World cup will be his first.

Matches : 14

Runs – 343

Highest score – 100*

Average – 34.30

Strike Rate – 80.89

50s/100s – 2/1

Previous World Cup appearance : None

Vijay Shankar :

He is a batting all rounder who is 28 years old.  His debut was in 2018 Nidahas Trophy T20I tournament.  Shankar has played only 9 matches.  He is a mature player.  Shankar is  a reliable batsman in the middle.  He is a perfect fit in the Indian line up as the 2nd fast  bowling all rounder after Hardik Pandya.

Matches : 9

Runs – 165

Highest score – 46

Average – 33

Strike Rate – 96.49

50s/100s – 0/0

Wickets – 2

Bowling figures – 2/15

Economy – 5.61

Previous World Cup appearance : None

Mohammed Shami :

He is a pacer who is 28 years old.  Shami is a medium pacer with a vengeance.  He displays a breath taking display of old and new ball bowling.   He has played 11 ODI matches so far.   ShamiI’s 19 wickets – that include wickets in ODI series in Australia, New Zealand and India. He is a vital cog in the Indian pace department.  In the previous World Cup 2015, he bagged 17 wickets in 7 matches at a strike rate of 21.5.

Matches : 63

Wickets – 113

Best bowling figure – 4/35

Average – 26.11

Economy – 5.48

5 wicket hauls – 0

Previous World Cup appearance : 2015

England team for ICC World Cup Cricket 2019 :

Srilanka Team for ICC World Cup Cricket 2019 : 

South Africa team for ICC World Cup Cricket 2019 :

Afghanistan team for ICC World Cup 2019 : 

Bangladesh Team for ICC World Cup Cricket 2019 :

Australia Team for ICC World Cup cricket 2019 : 

West Indies Team for ICC World Cup Cricket 2019 :

Pakistan team for the ICC World Cup Cricket 2019 :

New Zealand Team for the ICC World Cup Cricket 2019 :

ICC world cup 2019 schedule :

30 May 2019     England v/s South Africa  –  The Oval, London

31 May 2019   Pakistan v/s West Indies  –  Trent Bridge, Nottingham

1 June 2019      New Zealandv/s West Sri Lanka – Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

1 June 2019      Australia v/s Afghanistan – County Ground, Bristol

3 June 2019      England v/s Pakistan – Trent Bridge, Nottingham

4 June 2019      Afghanistan v/s Sri Lanka – Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

5 June 2019      India v/s South Africa – Rose Bowl, Southampton

5 June 2019      Bangladesh v/s New Zealand – The Oval, London

6 June 2019      Australia v/s West Indies – Trent Bridge, Nottingham

7 June 2019      Pakistan v/s Sri Lanka – County Ground, Bristol

10 June 2019      South Africa v/s West Indies – Rose Bowl, Southampton

11 June 2019      Bangladesh v/s Sri Lanka – County Ground, Bristol

12 June 2019    Australia v/s Pakistan – County Ground, Taunton

13 June 2019    India v/s New Zealand – Trent Bridge, Nottingham

14 June 2019    England v/s West Indies – Rose Bowl, Southampton

15 June 2019    Australia v/s Sri Lanka – The Oval, London

15 June 2019    Afghanistan v/s South Africa – Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

16 June 2019   India v/s Pakistan – Old Trafford, Manchester

17 June 2019   Bangladesh v/s West Indies – County Ground, Taunton

18 June 2019   England v/s Afghanistan – Old Trafford, Manchester

19 June 2019   New Zealand v/s South Africa – Edgbaston, Birmingham

20 June 2019   Australia v/s Bangladesh – Trent Bridge, Nottingham

21 June 2019   England v/s Sri Lanka – Headingley, Leeds

22 June 2019   Afghanistan v/s India – Rose Bowl, Southampton

22 June 2019   New Zealand v/s West Indies – Old Trafford, Manchester

23 June 2019   Pakistan v/s South Africa – Lord’s, London

24 June 2019   Afghanistan v/s Bangladesh – Rose Bowl, Southampton

25 June 2019   England v/s Australia – Lord’s, London

26 June 2019   New Zealand v/s Pakistan – Edgbaston, Birmingham

27 June 2019   India v/s West Indies – Old Trafford, Manchester

28 June 2019   South Africa v/s Sri Lanka – Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street

29 June 2019   Afghanistan v/s Pakistan – Headingley, Leeds

29 June 2019   Australia v/s New Zealand – Lord’s, London

30 June 2019   England v/s India – Edgbaston, Birmingham

1 July 2019      Sri Lanka v/s West Indies – Riverside Ground, Chester-le- Street

2 July 2019      Bangladesh v/s India  – Edgbaston, Birmingham

3 July 2019      England v/s New Zealand – Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street

4 July 2019      Afghanistan v/s West Indies – Headingley, Leeds

5 July 2019      Bangladesh v/s Pakistan – Lord’s, London

6 July 2019      India v/s Sri Lanka  – Headingley, Leeds

6 July 2019      Australia v/s South Africa – Old Trafford, Manchester

 

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 – England – Wales

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 – England – Wales

World cup Cricket  2019 is fast approaching.  The 2019 Cricket World Cup (officially ICC Cricket World Cup 2019) is the 12th edition of the Cricket World Cup scheduled to be hosted by England and Wales from 30 May to 14 July 2019.  Team India/ Indian Cricket team is one of the team to participate in the ICC cricket world cup 2019.

With the World Cup being held in England, one thing which is quintessential for each team will be their batting lineup. In such a big tournament like this, consistency will be the key, especially from the top order.

Hosting country of ICC cricket world cup :

The hosting rights were awarded in April 2006, after England and Wales withdrew from the bidding to host the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup which was held in Australia and New Zealand.

The first match will be played at The Oval while the final will be played at Lord’s. It is the fifth time that the Cricket World Cup will be held in England and Wales, following the 1975,1979,1983 and 1999 World Cups.

World cup cricket history :

Cricket World Cup, international Cricket championship held at four-year intervals that is the premier contest in one-day cricket and one of the most-watched sporting events in the world.

The first world cup was held in 1975 just four years after one day cricket  took the world by storm. It was the ICC’s official response to the ‘World series of cricket’ Phenomenon which was proving incredibly popular with fans.

In the last 40 years, the tournament has been held all over the cricketing world and has been won by teams from every corner of the globe. The tournament in 2019 will be the twelfth time the competition has been played and the fifth time it has been played in the UK.

In 1975 the first Cricket World Cup was contested in England as a series of one-day matches of 60 overs per side. It was held outside England, in India and Pakistan, for the first time in 1987.

The 1987 contest also saw the number of overs per side reduced to 50. In 2007 Australia became the first team to win three consecutive World Cup tournaments.

Teams at ICC Cricket World Cup 2019:

The 2019 World Cup will feature 10 teams, a decrease from previous World Cups in 2011 and 2015 which featured 14 teams. The hosts, England, and the top seven other teams in the ICC One Day International rankings as of 30 September 2017 earned automatic qualification, with the remaining two spots being decided by the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier.

Teams Qualified for the 2019 Cricket World Cup:

  • Australia.
  • South Africa.
  • India.
  • New Zealand.
  • Sri Lanka.
  • Bangladesh.
  • Pakistan.
World cup with Teams

The group stage format is a round-robin, where all ten teams play each other once, in a single group. This means a total of 45 matches will be played, with each team playing a total of nine matches. The top four teams from the group will progress to the knockout stage.

Qualification for the cricket world cup 2019 :

Only 10 teams will qualify for the 2019 world cup after a decision was taken to shrink the size of the tournament. In 2011 and in 2015 the tournament had 14 teams but ICC have decided few nations will make for a better competition.

England will qualify automatically because they are hosting the tournament, as will the top seven one day international nations according to the latest ICC rankings 6 months prior to the tournament.

However, that leaves only two spots for the remaining test playing nations and affiliate members of the ICC. Those places have been taken by Afghanistan and West Indies at a qualifying tournament which was held in Bangladesh in March 2018.

This tournament included the remaining four teams that failed to make the top seven one day international spots plus the top four teams from the Cricket World League Championships.

Format of ICC cricket world cup 2019 :

In the past, a variety of formats have been used but the reduced number of teams this year means that the format will be much simpler than in previous years.

In 2018 there will only be one central group consisting of all 10 teams. In this group stage, every nation will play each other once meaning that there will be a total of 45 group games before the finals stage.

Because of this extended group phase, the quarterfinals have been abolished and the top 4 teams will instead progress directly to the semi-finals with the remaining 6 nations knocked out of the tournament.

The winners of each respective semi will progress to the final and the winner of that match will be declared world champion.

Venues for the world cup : 

Lords, the spiritual home of cricket will play host to the final while The Oval will host the opening game. The two semi-finals according to the English Cricket Board will be played at Edgbaston and Old Trafford.

The London stadium will host the opening ceremony and some group stage fixtures. The rest of the games will be played across England and Wales at the grounds which meet the ICCs size and capacity requirements.

Controversy :

The reduced size of the tournament :

Understandably, the affiliate nations of the ICC have protested the decision to shrink the size of the tournament because it will mean that it will be much harder for smaller cricketing nations to qualify.

They argue that World Cup berths give their nation’s experience and exposure that they don’t get at any other time and that denying them the chance to compete could set the game back years in their respective countries.

According to the affiliate nations, if the ICC wants to grow the game then they should be making the tournament bigger, not smaller.  They further argue that upset wins by nations such as Ireland over England in the 2011 World Cup  show that they can be competitive and that anything is possible when they are given the chance.

ICC’s decision to reduce the size :

In response, the ICC has defended its decision saying that the move was necessary to ensure the best quality product was being presented to fans in the stands and viewers around the world.

They argue that having smaller nations involved was just leading to blowouts which were boring to watch and actually damaged the sport in those smaller countries.

They believe that smaller nations are better served by playing each other in competitive matches until such a time comes when they will be able to legitimately compete with the larger cricket nations such as Australia or India. 

They also claim the new format is fairer as it allows every competing nation to play every other competing nation. This means the table at the end will be a fairer representation of who the better teams.

Indian team/Team India for the world cup 2019 :

According to Rohit Sharma the India squad for World Cup 2019 will depend on England weather and the Indian captain.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A couple of spots are still undecided in the Indian team for the World Cup
  • Rohit Sharma said the Indian bench strength would largely depend on the captain’s opinion
  • Rohit said he would not want IPL performances to influence World Cup selection

The Indian selectors, who are days away from announcing the squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup, are closely monitoring the Indian Premier League.

A couple of spots are still undecided and some sterling performances in the IPL could decide which two players are included in the final list of 15.

Several factors will determine what kind of squad the selectors pick.

Team India’s best possible 15-member squad for World Cup 2019 :

This time in the ICC cricket world cup 2019, the format of the tournament has changed and each side will have to face every other participating nation at least once, which makes the competition a lot stiffer for the teams to qualify for the knockouts.

The Indian cricket team will begin their World Cup journey from 5th of June and will face off against South Africa.  Since many teams would not like to waste a crucial spot in the fifteen having a backup opener warming the bench all through the tournament, a floating batsman would be a better choice.

An excellent season would definitely force the selectors to have second thoughts. We can expect BCCI to announce the World Cup squad by the 15th of May.

India’s Expected ICC World Cup 2019 squad :

Team India :  Virat Kohli(C), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayadu, MS Dhoni (WK), Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvaneswar Kumar, Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav.

ICC world cup 2019 schedule :

30 May 2019     England v/s South Africa  –  The Oval, London

31 May 2019     Pakistan v/s West Indies  –  Trent Bridge, Nottingham

1 June 2019      New Zealandv/s West Sri Lanka – Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

1 June 2019      Australia v/s Afghanistan – County Ground, Bristol

3 June 2019      England v/s Pakistan – Trent Bridge, Nottingham

4 June 2019      Afghanistan v/s Sri Lanka – Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

5 June 2019      India v/s South Africa – Rose Bowl, Southampton

5 June 2019      Bangladesh v/s New Zealand – The Oval, London

6 June 2019      Australia v/s West Indies – Trent Bridge, Nottingham

7 June 2019      Pakistan v/s Sri Lanka – County Ground, Bristol

10 June 2019      South Africa v/s West Indies – Rose Bowl, Southampton

11 June 2019      Bangladesh v/s Sri Lanka – County Ground, Bristol

12 June 2019    Australia v/s Pakistan – County Ground, Taunton

13 June 2019    India v/s New Zealand – Trent Bridge, Nottingham

14 June 2019    England v/s West Indies – Rose Bowl, Southampton

15 June 2019    Australia v/s Sri Lanka – The Oval, London

15 June 2019    Afghanistan v/s South Africa – Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

16 June 2019   India v/s Pakistan – Old Trafford, Manchester

17 June 2019   Bangladesh v/s West Indies – County Ground, Taunton

18 June 2019   England v/s Afghanistan – Old Trafford, Manchester

19 June 2019   New Zealand v/s South Africa – Edgbaston, Birmingham

20 June 2019   Australia v/s Bangladesh – Trent Bridge, Nottingham

21 June 2019   England v/s Sri Lanka – Headingley, Leeds

22 June 2019   Afghanistan v/s India – Rose Bowl, Southampton

22 June 2019   New Zealand v/s West Indies – Old Trafford, Manchester

23 June 2019   Pakistan v/s South Africa – Lord’s, London

24 June 2019   Afghanistan v/s Bangladesh – Rose Bowl, Southampton

25 June 2019   England v/s Australia – Lord’s, London

26 June 2019   New Zealand v/s Pakistan – Edgbaston, Birmingham

27 June 2019   India v/s West Indies – Old Trafford, Manchester

28 June 2019   South Africa v/s Sri Lanka – Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street

29 June 2019   Afghanistan v/s Pakistan – Headingley, Leeds

29 June 2019   Australia v/s New Zealand – Lord’s, London

30 June 2019   England v/s India – Edgbaston, Birmingham

1 July 2019      Sri Lanka v/s West Indies – Riverside Ground, Chester-le- Street

2 July 2019      Bangladesh v/s India  – Edgbaston, Birmingham

3 July 2019      England v/s New Zealand – Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street

4 July 2019      Afghanistan v/s West Indies – Headingley, Leeds

5 July 2019      Bangladesh v/s Pakistan – Lord’s, London

6 July 2019      India v/s Sri Lanka  – Headingley, Leeds

6 July 2019      Australia v/s South Africa – Old Trafford, Manchester

Semi-finals  and Final match  of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be decided on a later date.

Cricket World-Cup 2019 – England, Wales

Cricket World-Cup 2019 – England, Wales

ICC cricket World-cup 2019 is fast approaching.  The 2019 Cricket World Cup (officially ICC Cricket World-Cup 2019) is the 12th edition of the Cricket World-Cup scheduled to be hosted by England and Wales from 30 May to 14 July 2019.

With the ICC cricket World-Cup 2019 being held in England, one thing which is quintessential for each team will be their batting lineup. In such a big tournament like this, consistency will be key, especially from the top order.

ICC Cricket World-cup history :

Cricket World-Cup, international Cricket championship held at four-year intervals that is the premier contest in one-day cricket and one of the most-watched sporting events in the world.

In 1975 the first Cricket World-Cup was contested in England as a series of one-day matches of 60 overs per side.

World-Cup cricket 1975 winners

It was held outside England, in India and Pakistan, for the first time in 1987. The 1987 contest also saw the number of overs per side reduced to 50. In 2007 Australia became the first team to win three consecutive World Cup tournaments.

Teams at ICC Cricket World-Cup 2019:

The ICC cricket World-cup 2019 will feature 10 teams, a decrease from previous World-Cups in 2011 and 2015 which featured 14 teams.

Participating teams in ICC world cup 2019

The remaining two spots being decided by the 2018 Cricket World-Cup Qualifier.

Teams Qualified for the ICC cricket World-Cup 2019:

  • Australia.
  • South Africa.
  • India.
  • New Zealand.
  • Sri Lanka.
  • Bangladesh.
  • Pakistan.
  • England
  • Afghanistan
  • West Indies

The group stage format is a round-robin, where all ten teams play each other once, in a single group. This means a total of 45 matches will be played, with each team playing a total of nine matches. The top four teams from the group will progress to the knockout stage.

The names of the Indian team is yet to be announced.