ICC World Cup 2019: India Likely to Send Back Few Net Bowlers Home
Indian National Cricket Team management have decided to send back few of the net bowlers home ahead of their ICC World Cup 2019 opener against South Africa on June 5. Meanwhile, the selectors had earlier decided to send four extra bowlers to England to assist the batters to acclimatise to the conditions.
India to start their campaign from June 5
The selectors picked four pacers from the IPL – Navdeep Saini, Khaleel Ahmed, Avesh Khan, and Deepak Chahar to travel with the India team. The crop of young cricketers have impressed significantly in the recently concluded IPL. Khaleel, Avesh, and Chahar have already travelled in England and practising with the team.
Meanwhile, Saini is yet to travel with the team and the management is still pondering whether to fly Saini to England. As per the reports in CricketNext, the RCB pacer had a side strain and had to stay back in India. He had a side strain and is yet to join the team. Navdeep Saini had a very good IPL despite Bangalore having an awful tournament. They were the first team to bow out of the tournament.
The India management, as per the recent developments, could take calls on the net bowlers very soon. The trio of net bowlers is in England for a week now and now one of more bowlers are likely to return to India. The Men in Blues will play four games in a span of 12 days starting their campaign on June 5 against South Africa at Southampton.
From Southampton, they will travel to London to play Australia before they visit Nottingham to take on New Zealand who made a thumping start to their World Cup campaign. India will be keen to make a good start to the tournament beating the Proteas to set the tone for the tournament.