ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 team guide: India
India will take an experienced and talented squad to England for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
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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|
|MS Dhoni (wk)||38||341||Wicket-keeper-batsman||21||>100||>100|
|Dinesh Karthik (wk)||34||91||Wicket-keeper-batsman||>100||>100||>100|
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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