Veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh revealed his 15-member India World Cup squad on Tuesday. The 12th version of ICC World Cup begins on Might 30th in England and Wales and concludes on July 14. The World Cup will characteristic 10 groups and earlier than the highly-anticipated occasion, Harbhajan chosen his crew which didn’t have main surprises besides one, as he omitted Rishabh Pant from the squad.
Harbhajan additionally included Vidarbha pacer Umesh Yadav in his line up who had Ranji season. Vijay Shankar additionally finds a spot in his crew. Remainder of the squad is kind of the identical for everybody.
Explaining the rationale behind Shankar’s inclusion, Harbhajan mentioned, “If you happen to keep in mind, throughout the 2017 Champions Trophy, the climate within the UK was scorching and humid.”
“So, if circumstances are similar, Jadeja may nonetheless be used as a bundle, if the opposition crew has 5 to 6 right-handers of their line-up. Play him as No.6 with Hardik Pandya as No.7. Additionally, he’s nonetheless your greatest fielder,” PTI quoted him as saying.
Trying on the upcoming ODI sequence in opposition to Australia, Harbhajan informed India Immediately that the crew can provide the kids an opportunity.
“I don’t suppose that you must put the most effective 11-13 gamers in play as a result of they’d a really lengthy tour of Australia and New Zealand. If they’re requested to play in India, it could be an excessive amount of for his or her physique after which there’s IPL additionally. So will probably be good if the senior gamers will be rested as a lot as doable.
“This may be taken an opportunity for gamers like Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Priyank Panchal and equally you may see Siddarth Kaul and Mayank Markande, these younger gamers will be given an opportunity and the pool ought to be expanded. If the pool is massive, increasingly gamers will come,” he added.
Harbhajan Singh’s 15-man squad for the 2019 ICC World Cup: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Dinesh Karthik, Umesh Yadav, and Vijay Shankar. Possible: Ravindra Jadeja