ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 team guide: India

Posted: 29 May 2019 10:42 am
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India will take an experienced and talented squad to England for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

Also read: Our ICC Cricket World Cup guide

India go into the tournament as one of the favourites and boast the tournament's most-capped player in former captain MS Dhoni and arguably the greatest ever limited-overs batsman, captain Virat Kohli.

Kohli will lead from the front with the bat and in the field as India aim to win a third World Cup, after victories in 1983 and 2011. His importance can't be underestimated and he has been integral in India's transformation as a force away from home.

India also boast an exciting and well-rounded bowling line-up, with three of the top eight ODI players in the rankings. Jasprit Bumrah (1st), Kuldeep Yadav (7th) and Yuzvendra Chahal (8th) will cause problems for lots of teams and the depth of bowling options is added to by Bhuvneshwar Kumar (15th). Bumrah and Kumar especially could be dangerous in English conditions.

The batting isn't just reliant on the aforementioned Kohli (1st) either, as he will be supported by Rohit Sharma (2nd) and Shikhar Dhawan (13th), who will look to lay the foundations at the top of the order for Kohli and Dhoni to build on.

If India's batting and bowling both manage to click they'll be a very difficult team to beat and are rightly one of the favourites for the tournament.

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How to watch India's Cricket World Cup matches

There are two ways to watch each one of India's Cricket World Cup matches: Foxtel and Kayo Sports. We've put together a detailed comparison of these options alongside more information in our where to watch the Cricket World Cup guide.

India Cricket World Cup squad

Here is the 15-man squad of players who will be in England to contest the ICC World Cup 2019. This can be changed up until 30 May in case of injuries, so we'll update this list as required.

PlayerAgeCapsPositionBatting rankBowling rankAll-rounder rank
Virat Kohli (c)30227Batsman1>10062
Rohit Sharma (vc)32206Batsman2>10083
Shikhar Dhawan33128Batsman13>100>100
KL Rahul2714Batsman>100>100>100
Vijay Shankar289All-rounder>100>100>100
MS Dhoni (wk)38341Wicket-keeper-batsman21>100>100
Kedar Jadhav3459Batsman268914
Dinesh Karthik (wk)3491Wicket-keeper-batsman>100>100>100
Yuzvendra Chahal2841Bowler>100856
Kuldeep Yadav2444Bowler>100723
Bhuvneshwar Kumar29105Bowler>1001542
Jasprit Bumrah2549Bowler>1001>100
Hardik Pandya2545All-rounder855919
Ravindra Jadeja30151All-rounder>1003227
Mohammed Shami2863Bowler>1003589

India Cricket World Cup fixtures

Here are the scheduled matches for India in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. This includes a guide on where to watch a live stream of India's matches.

StageMatchDateStart time (AEST)Team ATeam BVenueWhere to watch
Group8Wednesday 5 June19:30South AfricaIndiaThe Rose BowlKayo Sports, Foxtel
Group14Sunday 9 June19:30IndiaAustraliaKennington OvalKayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel Nine
Group18Thursday 13 June19:30IndiaNew ZealandTrent BridgeKayo Sports, Foxtel
Group22Sunday 16 June19:30IndiaPakistanOld TraffordKayo Sports, Foxtel
Group28Saturday 22 June19:30IndiaAfghanistanThe Rose BowlKayo Sports, Foxtel
Group34Thursday 27 June19:30West IndiesIndiaOld TraffordKayo Sports, Foxtel
Group38Sunday 30 June19:30EnglandIndiaEdgbastonKayo Sports, Foxtel
Group40Tuesday 2 July19:30BangladeshIndiaEdgbastonKayo Sports, Foxtel
Group44Saturday 6 July19:30Sri LankaIndiaHeadingleyKayo Sports, Foxtel
Semi-finalsSF 1Tuesday 9 July19:301st4thOld TraffordKayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel Nine
Semi-finalsSF 2Thursday 11 July19:302nd3rdEdgbastonKayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel Nine
FinalFSunday 14 July19:30Winner semi-final 1Winner semi-final 2Lord'sKayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel Nine

India Cricket World Cup team news

India cruise to 95-run victory in warm-up match

29.5.19 – Days before the Cricket World Cup begins, India have recorded a comfortable, morale building victory against Bangladesh. A run-a-ball 47 from captain Virat Kohli and a 164-run stand between KL Rahul and MS Dohni lifted the sub-continent superstars to a whopping total of 359. Rahul ended up posting 108 off just 99 balls on his journey, only to be eclipsed by Dhoni, who left the crease on 113 off a mind-blowing 78 deliveries. In reply, Bangladesh managed a respectable 264, suggesting they won't be easy-beats during the tournament, with M Rahim top-scoring with a run-a-ball 90.

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