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World Cup 2019: Khaleel Ahmed, Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar, Avesh Khan To Be Net Bowlers For India's Squad

Written By Monica Aggarwal | Mumbai | Published:

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  • The BCCI announced the names of pacers Khaleel Ahmed, Avesh Khan, Deepak Chahar and Navdeep Saini to be the net bowlers for India's World Cup sqaud
  • While all the four bowlers are currently playing for different IPL teams now, they have impressed with their skills on the field

The BCCI on Monday announced the names of pacers Khaleel Ahmed, Avesh Khan, Deepak Chahar and Navdeep Saini to be the net bowlers helping the 15-member Indian cricket team during the World Cup in the UK.

"The players will assist the Indian team in its World Cup preparation," said the BCCI in a statement hours after announcing the 15-member squad in a press briefing. 

While all the four bowlers are currently playing for different IPL teams now, they have impressed with their skills on the field. 

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The five-member selection committee of the BCCI led by MSK Prasad on Monday announced the national squad for the upcoming World Cup to be held in England, starting May 30. 

This is the India squad:

  • Virat Kohli (Captain)
  • Rohit Sharma (Vice Captain)
  • Shikhar Dhawan
  • Vijay Shankar
  • KL Rahul
  • Dinesh Karthik
  • Yuzvendra Chahal
  • MS Dhoni (Wicket-keeper)
  • Kedar Jadhav
  • Kuldeep Yadav
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar
  • Jasprit Bumrah
  • Hardik Pandya
  • R Jadeja
  • Mohammed Shami

"I am confident that we are going to announce a good team. We have worked on this for almost one and a half years. We have observed all the players, tested good combinations," Indian Cricket Selection Committee chairman MSK Prasad said on Sunday, before announcing the squad.

 As the squad was announced by Chief Selector MSK in Mumbai, former Indian opener Virender Sehwag took to Twitter to extend best wishes to the team.

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. The final will be played on July 14 at the Lord's with a reserve day on July 15. The 2019 World Cup will commence on May 30 when the host will compete with South Africa.

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(With PTI inputs)

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