2015 cricket world cup is near and Indian team for the tournament will be announced on 6th January. Hence today we have come up with most probable 15-members Indian squad for ICC world cup 2015 to be starting in next month. MS Dhoni will be the captain of team India in cwc15 and also in the tri series against Australia and England.
Expected: It is expected that Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan will be opening for India in world cup. Ajinkya Rahane will the third opener in Indian side.
Concern: Shikhar Dhawan’s form in Australia is not good so far. Hence selection committee may think over his selection for the world cup. Robin Uthappa can be considered as third opener in the Indian 15-man team. He can be selected as second wicket-keeper batsman in the final squad.
In form test batsman Murali Vijay can also be included in team india for world cup. He is in great knock in test matches at Australia. The BCCI selection committee can also think about destructive opener Virender Sehwag or may be Gautam Gambhir.
On the pacey tracks of New Zealand and Australia, Dhoni will be going with 7 batsmen in the playing 11 including himself. So at the number three position India can go with Ajinkya Rahane. He is in superb form in Australia and scored century as well in test matches. So he’ll be playing at number three.
Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni will the key players in the Indian middle order. There one slot in middle order still left in Indian batting as Dhoni usually comes at the sixth or seventh position in batting. Yuvraj Singh can be considered in the middle order as Ravindra Jadeja is injured and he won’t be available for world cup.
Ambati Rayudu can be considered as well in the Indian squad for the backup.
Pace: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami and Ishant Sharma are the most probable bowlers to be selected in the Indian world cup squad. Umesh Yadav, Varun Aaron, Dhawal Kulkarni and Mohit Sharma are the fast bowlers to whom the real fight occurs for fourth and fifth pace bowler in 15-members squad.
Spin: Ravichandran Ashwin will be there in team India’s world cup defending campaign. If Ravindra Jadeja wasn’t unfit he will be there but now its going to be tough fight for the second spinner in side between Akshar Patel and Amit Mishra.
|Expected 15 member squad||Expected playing 11|
|MS Dhoni (Captain)||Shikhar Dhawan|
|Shikhar Dhawan||Rohit Sharma|
|Rohit Sharma||Ajinkya Rahane|
|Virat Kohli||Virat Kohli|
|Ajinkya Rahane||Suresh Raina|
|Suresh Raina||Yuvraj Singh|
|Yuvraj Singh||MS Dhoni|
|Ambati Rayudu||Ravi Ashwin|
|Akshar Patel||Mohammad Shami|
|Mohit Sharma||Bhuvneswar Kumar|
|Ravichandran Ashwin||Ishant Sharma|
What do you think about this Indian side selection analysis? Will this be team India in 2015 ICC world cup?