ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 team guide: India

Posted: 29 May 2019 10:42 am News

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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.

Player Age Caps Position Batting rank Bowling rank All-rounder rank
Virat Kohli (c) 30 227 Batsman 1 >100 62
Rohit Sharma (vc) 32 206 Batsman 2 >100 83
Shikhar Dhawan 33 128 Batsman 13 >100 >100
KL Rahul 27 14 Batsman >100 >100 >100
Vijay Shankar 28 9 All-rounder >100 >100 >100
MS Dhoni (wk) 38 341 Wicket-keeper-batsman 21 >100 >100
Kedar Jadhav 34 59 Batsman 26 89 14
Dinesh Karthik (wk) 34 91 Wicket-keeper-batsman >100 >100 >100
Yuzvendra Chahal 28 41 Bowler >100 8 56
Kuldeep Yadav 24 44 Bowler >100 7 23
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 29 105 Bowler >100 15 42
Jasprit Bumrah 25 49 Bowler >100 1 >100
Hardik Pandya 25 45 All-rounder 85 59 19
Ravindra Jadeja 30 151 All-rounder >100 32 27
Mohammed Shami 28 63 Bowler >100 35 89

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.

Stage Match Date Start time (AEST) Team A Team B Venue Where to watch
Group 8 Wednesday 5 June 19:30 South Africa India The Rose Bowl Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Group 14 Sunday 9 June 19:30 India Australia Kennington Oval Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel Nine
Group 18 Thursday 13 June 19:30 India New Zealand Trent Bridge Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Group 22 Sunday 16 June 19:30 India Pakistan Old Trafford Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Group 28 Saturday 22 June 19:30 India Afghanistan The Rose Bowl Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Group 34 Thursday 27 June 19:30 West Indies India Old Trafford Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Group 38 Sunday 30 June 19:30 England India Edgbaston Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Group 40 Tuesday 2 July 19:30 Bangladesh India Edgbaston Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Group 44 Saturday 6 July 19:30 Sri Lanka India Headingley Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Semi-finals SF 1 Tuesday 9 July 19:30 1st 4th Old Trafford Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel Nine
Semi-finals SF 2 Thursday 11 July 19:30 2nd 3rd Edgbaston Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel Nine
Final F Sunday 14 July 19:30 Winner semi-final 1 Winner semi-final 2 Lord's Kayo 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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