All World Cup Squads Of The 10 Countries: All participating governing councils release final list of 15 member players
Wrapping up the much awaited world cup squads of all the 10 participating countries, the West Indies governing council released their 15 member squad just a day before the stipulated date. With the latest announcement, the squads for all the countries taking part in the expansive tournament have now become a known entity along with the three necessary stipulated backup-up players warranted by the International Cricket Council.
It’s been a hectic last month, with all the cricket boards engaging in detailed strategising and charting out gameplans as they looked to nail down on the best possible combination to send to the quadrennial event. Looking to construct an exemplary framework of the batting and bowling unit to function in unison and deliver a deadly performance, the world cup squads across all the sides see some usual suspects along with some surprises thrown up our way as well. As per the guidelines in place by the international body, teams can still make alternations to their squads one week before the tournament kicks off.
The ICC ODI Cricket World Cup is slated to get underway from May 30 when hosts England will take on South Africa in the tournament opener. India will begin their campaign on June 5 against South Africa before eventually shifting to one of the biggest and explosive match of the prestigious tournament when they take on archrivals Pakistan on June 16th.
Thi edition of the tournament will see all the 10 teams play against each, a shift from the traditional group stage format. It’s a format that has been obsolete since the 1992 world cup but the ICC have decided to revert to type for this instalment to increase viewership and bring forward to the massive spectator base globally the best possible matchups between the strongest cricketing countries across the world.
Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Vijay Shankar, Dinesh Karthik (wk), KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja
— Khaali Peeli (@KhaaliPeeli1) April 24, 2019
Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Abid Ali, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik (vc), Mohammad Hafeez, Haris Sohail, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Hasnain
Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jos Buttler (vc & wk), Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood
Gulbadin Naib (c), Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Noor Ali Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan and Mujeeb ur Rahman.
Aaron Finch (c), Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey (vc & wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa
Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah Riyad, Shakib Al Hasan (vc), Mohammad Mithun (wk), Sabbir Rahman, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Jayed
Kane Williamson (c), Tom Blundell (wk), Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham (wk), Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee (vc), Ross Taylor
Faf du Plessis (c), Quinton de Kock (vc & wk), David Miller, JP Duminy, Hashim Amla, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Imran Tahir, Tabraiz Shamsi
Dimith Karunaratne (c), Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Kusal Perera (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Mendis (wk), Isuru Udana, Milinda Siriwardana, Avishka Fernando, Jeevan Mendis, Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeffrey Vandersay, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga Lakmal
Jason Holder (c), Evin Lewis, Darren Bravo, Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Nicholas Pooran, Oshane Thomas, Shai Hope (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Fabien Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Shannon Gabriel, Kemar Roach, Ashley Nurse
Maiden ICC World Cup calling!
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) April 25, 2019
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