Is this Indian team the best 15 possible?


#1

BCCI announced its 15 member squad on Monday. The above team had a few surprise inclusions such as dinesh karthik and Vijay shankar but still bcci made a bold call to drop ambati rayadu and the rash but highly talented rishabh pant. The starting 11 which can be guessed from the 15 would be:
Shikhar dhawan
Rohit sharma
Virat kohli
Vijay Shankar
Ms Dhoni
Kedav Jadhav
Hardik pandya
Kuldeep Yadav
Mohd shami
Bumrah
Chahal.

This way India team would have 4 pure bowlers 1 good enough bowler in hardik and two part timers in Vijay Shankar and kedar jadhav.

Overall i loved the team structure. Anybody else with me? Somebody feels that there could have been a few changes? Somebody who missed out? Someone who was lucky to get in?


#2

Personally i don’t have any qualms with that side. I would have preferred Pant over Karthik but i do understand the reasoning behind Pant’s exclusion.

Karthik/Pant will only play if Dhoni is injured and in that case, Karthik’s keeping is more reliable.

Probably the best squad on paper.


#3

On paper the team looks very competitive to win the World Cup. We have a fixed 11 and Karthik is just a standby player who will only be used if Dhoni is given rest for matches against underdog teams. Keeping in mind the conditions in England we have a pretty good bowling line up. Middle order is sorted with Jhadav and Pandya taking control. I see Team India atleast qualifying for the semis and then displaying their best game.
Let the team #DoitforDhoni and bring the world cup after 8 years.


#4

I think Umesh Yadhav should have been there in India team squad looking at English Condition. Bowlers will get more swing and bounce.


#5

Looking into British conditions Middle order needs goods batsmen who can control the innings and score runs. Apart from Virat I don’t see anyone like Rahul Dravid.

Ajinkya Rahane would be good choice. Technically he is good batsmen who can score quickly and his running between wickets is better.


#6

if anyone of them are injured. Rayudu had a chance to come in .