Virat Kohli, ICC World Cup 2019
India celebrates their wicket. (Photo credit - DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

With less than 100 days to go for the ICC World Cup 2019, the former cricketers and the analysts are revealing their squads of the certain teams. The latest to join the bandwagon is the former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly, who revealed his squad for the Indian National Cricket Team. He made quite a few interesting inclusions and exclusions.

The former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly quoted that the team has done brilliantly to make things fall in place for India in the recent past. He believes that the current Indian team got enough ingredients in them to win the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019.

KL Rahul is the third opener:

The flamboyant cricketer quoted that India should go with their regular openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan into the tournament. He asked KL Rahul to be the third opener of the team. Further, he doesn’t want any changes to the batting lineup.

Sourav Ganguly, ICC World Cup 2019
Shikhar Dhawan with Rohit Sharma. (Credits – Getty)

He asked the Indian skipper Virat Kohli to bat at number 3 despite the calls on him batting at 4. Sourav Ganguly relied his trust on Ambati Rayudu to take the number 4 slot. Following it, Ganguly wants Mahendra Singh Dhoni to bat at number 5.

No Rishabh Pant or Dinesh Karthik:

Though there is a fight between Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik for the backup wicketkeeper, Ganguly hasn’t considered any one of the both. Instead, he picked Vijay Shankar in the team alongside the regular all-rounder Hardik Pandya.

Vijay Shankar, Indian National Cricket Team

Perhaps, KL Rahul would serve as the backup wicketkeeper. Then an obvious pick was Kedar Jadhav, who is a golden player in all sections of the game. In the spinner section, he chose Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav to take the job.

Umesh Yadav gets the nod:

The surprise call from Sourav Ganguly is the addition of Umesh Yadav to the team. He asked Umesh Yadav to join the three fast bowlers Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar to bowl in seam-friendly English conditions.

Also, Sourav Ganguly’s squad:

Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni, Kedar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Vijay Shankar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Umesh Yadav

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