The most awaited World Cup squad announced by the official twitter page of BCCI this afternoon. The list has Virat Kohli as captain and Rohit Sharma as Vice captain where as experienced Dhoni named as Wicket weeper.
Before announcing the squad, only four or five players were predicted by the squad to be in the World cup squad. They are Jaspirit Bumrah, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virat Kohli Mohammad Shami and Rohit Sharma. Other then them most the players to be in the world cup squad had tough competition between them. Kedhar Jadav, Rishab Pant, Suresh raina, Ambati rayudu had tough competition for the middle order position.
Check out the 15 member squad announced here :
— BCCI (@BCCI) April 15, 2019
Meanwhile twitter comes up with many emotions for the squad announced where as many expressed their disappointment for not including Pant in the squad :
Wasn’t Pant elevated to the top tier of the Central Contracts a few weeks back?? Not a certainty in two of the three formats. 😐🤨
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) April 15, 2019
A few catch drops cost Rishabh Pant getting selected into world cup squad.
He still beats Karthik in terms of batting skills & aggression.
Vijay Shankar deserved his entry.#RishabhPant will be missed.
— मैं भी चौकीदार… 🇮🇳🇮🇳 (@outthinker83) April 15, 2019
— CricMan (@cricadil12) April 15, 2019
— Aman Rajpoot (@heartthrobaman) April 15, 2019
— Abhishek Salani (@AbhishekSalani) April 15, 2019
— @dheerajsingla1512 (@singladheeraj95) April 15, 2019
I don’t know why I had soo much trust on him !
— Geetika 🏏🏏 (@Geetikatuli) April 15, 2019
— Neeraj 🇮🇳 (@neeraj21345) April 15, 2019
— Chowkidar crime master gogo (@vipul2777) April 15, 2019
Indirect message from the selectors to Rishabh Pant is – “Do not throw your wicket away. Be more responsible!”
— Jeet Vachharajani (@Jeetv27) April 15, 2019
The 33-year-old Karthik got the nod ahead of the 21-year-old Pant despite an indifferent IPL campaign with the Kolkata Knight Riders.
“The second wicketkeeper comes into play only if Mahi (Mahendra Singh Dhoni) is injured. We went ahead with Karthik because of his experience in big matches,” Prasad said while announcing the squad here. The side, expectedly led by Virat kohli, comprises five specialist batsmen, two wicket-keepers, three fast bowlers, three all-rounders and two specialist spinners.
Tamil Nadu all-rounder Vijay Shankar made it for his “three-dimensional” qualities.