Cricket World Cup 2019: The Indian men’s Cricket Team is all set to board their flight for the ICC Cricket World Cup in UK on this date.
The Indian Cricket Team is all set to commence their 2019 World Cup campaign which is all set to take place in England and Wales from May 30, 2019.
Before the main tournament kicks-off, there will take place a set of practice matches where teams will play two games each. India will commence their campaign on June 5, 2019 against the mighty South Africans at Southampton.
The ‘Men in Blue’ are touted as favourites to win the marqee tournament, alongside hosts England.
India currently boasts of a strong batting line-up with Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, and Virat Kohli forming their ‘Super top-3’ for quite some time now. Their bowling attack too, lead by the ever lethal Jasprit Bumrah and the two wrist-spinners in Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav- provide the luxury which perhaps no other team has in the tournament.
After the end of the 12th season of the IPL on May 12, most of the Indian players who are part of the 15-member squad are in prime form. Kedar Jadhav had some injury issues during the IPL, which forced him to remain out of the remaining part of the league.
But as per the reports, Jadhav too is all set the board the flight to England.
When will India leave for England?
Although India begin their campaign on June 5, 2019, they will face New Zealand in the first of the two warm-up matches on May 25, 2019 at The Oval.
Therefore, the ‘Men in Blue’ will board an early morning flight on May 22, 2019 with their 15-member squad along with the team management. It has not been confirmed whether Jadhav will board the morning flight that day, although the chances are highly likely.
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India will have a wonderful opportunity to solve the few problems in terms of their decision making regarding the playing 11. While it is yet not confirmed who owns the ever debatable no.4 spot, it will be interesting to see with what bowling combination India comes out on the field. Whether with 3 pacers or with its two wrist spinners.