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15 strong contenders of the World Cup team and what they have to offer

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14th March, 2019 21:52 IST

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Virat Kohli: Under his captaincy India had won 4 out of last 5 series. Having an experience of two World Cups the captain has a lot to offer to his team.

MS Dhoni: Has been a part of three World Cups and captained the Indian National team in limited-over formats from 2007 to 2016 and in Test cricket from 2008 to 2014. His experience would be of great help for the captain and the team.

Shikhar Dhawan: A left-handed opening batsman and an occasional right-arm off break bowler. He showcased remarkable form with 143 runs in Mohali ODI against Australia. He has an incredible history of 976 runs on the grounds of England. This would be his second World Cup.

Rohit Sharma: He is the vice-captain of the Indian National team in limited-overs formats. He is a right-handed batsman and was an occasional right-arm off break bowler. Having the ability of scoring double centuries, Rohit is considered to be one of the world’s best openers. This would be the second time he’d be playing in the World Cup.

Kedar Jadhav: He is an all-rounder who bats right-handed and bowls right-arm off-breaks and occasionally keeps wicket. As a number six, he has scored 810 runs. This would be the first time Jadhav would be part of the World Cup team.

Vijay Shankar: He is an all-rounder who bats right-handed and bowls right-arm medium pace. Being an all rounder, he has a lot offer.

Hardik Pandya: He is an all-rounder who bats right-handed and bowls right-arm fast-medium. In spite of some fitness issues, his strong batting can prove to be very handy for the team.

KL Rahul: A top-order batsman and occasional wicket-keeper. He may not have a big fan following but captain Virat Kohli seems certain of this batsman for opening and middle order.

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Rishabh Pant: In spite of his bad performance in the last ODI series against Australia, Virat Kohli seems certain of his wicket-keeper capability.

Ambati Rayudu: He is a right-handed middle-order batsman, who occasionally keeps the wicket, and a right-arm off break bowler. Middle order is where India lacks potential, so he can be very useful to the team.

Mohammed Shami: He is a right-arm fast-medium swing and seam bowler, who bowls consistently around the 87 mph mark, which makes him a deceptively potent fast bowler.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar: He can prove to be a good batsman as well as a bowler.

Jaspreet Bumrah: He consistently bowls at 140-145 kph making him one of the fastest bowlers of India. He is among the finest scandal bowlers who can prove to be useful in the final overs.

Yuzvendra Chahal: He is a spinner with consistent performance and is among the favourites of the captain.

Kuldeep Yadav: He is considered to be one of the top spinners of the world. His skills can be of great help for the Team.

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