The Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday officially announced their 15- member squad for the upcoming World Cup which will be held in England & Wales. The squad which was named for the showpiece event consist of players who have been in the team since almost a couple of years i.e. post the ICC Champions Trophy in 2017.
The Cricketing fraternity is also giving its opinions about India's final squad that will be aiming to win their third World Cup in the UK. Among them, India's former Test opening batsman Aakash Chopra took to Twitter for sharing his opinions about the Indian squad.
This is what he had to say.
The cricketer-turned-commentator hoped that the strategy of not having a fourth seamer works since young all-rounder Vijay Shankar has been picked as the fourth option. At the same time, Chopra also mentioned that Dinesh Karthik will only get a game in MS Dhoni's unavailability.
India will look to sort out their issue at the No.4 spot which has been bothering them since 2015 World Cup. The astonishing thing about this issue is that since the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy, 11 batsmen have been tried and tested but neither of them could succeed in consolidating the No.4 spot.
As per the ICC's guidelines, the last date for all the teams to announce their final World Cup squad is April 23.
Before India, defending champions Australia and runners-up of the last edition New Zealand had already announced their 15-member squad for the quadrennial event in the UK.
The 12th edition of the World Cup will be played in England & Wales, in the United Kingdom. The quadrennial event will commence from May 30 as England will lock horns against South Africa at the Oval.
India will begin their World Cup campaign against South Africa on June 5 at Southampton.