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India WC Team 2019: Pant misses out on wicketkeeping skills, says Prasad

NEW DELHI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday introduced India's 15-member squad for the ICC World Cup 2019 to be held in England and Wales.

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Dinesh Karthik has been given choice over Rishabh Pant as the second wicketkeeper whilst KL Rahul and Vijay Shankar have additionally made the reduce in what can be their first World Cup look.

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On shedding Pant, chief selector MSK Prasad mentioned: "Definitely a case where we debated in length. We all were in unison that either Pant or DK will come in only when Mahi is injured. In an important game wicket keeping is also important. That's the reason we went with Dinesh Karthik."

Prasad additionally added that Rahul will be reserve opener and if want arises the staff management will take a choice on him playing in the middle-order.

The quantity four batting position was once the biggest speaking point prior to the announcement and the selectors shown faith on Shankar after making an attempt few players for the spot.

"After the Champions Trophy, we tried quite a few people at No.4. We gave a few more chances to Rayudu. What Vijay Shankar brings is three dimensional. We are looking at him at no. 4 to begin with," MSK Prasad mentioned all through the click conference.

India will tackle South Africa at The Rose Bowl in Southampton to open their campaign on June 6.

The much-awaited India vs Pakistan encounter is scheduled for June 16 at the Old Trafford in Manchester.

The two-time World Cup winners clinched their first identify beneath Kapil Dev's captaincy in 1983. MS Dhoni & Co then ended India's 28-year look ahead to every other global cup trophy via profitable it at home in 2011.

FULL SQUAD: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Shami

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