With the recent buzz of the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the whole lot of controversies that have taken the centerstage, it looks like the IPL talks have overshadowed the whispers about the upcoming 2019 World Cup. The 50-overs mega event is scheduled to be held in England and Wales starting from 30th May, just after the IPL. The Indian team has already played all their international games before the World Cup, but the final Indian squad is yet to be announced.
We will definitely win the World Cup
During a recent conversation, Indian chief selector MSK Prasad revealed that the selection committee will be announcing the final World Cup squad on or before April 20. Prasad mentioned that the committee is confident of revealing a good team. Despite the recent limited-overs defeat against Australia at home, the chief selector feels that India will surely bring the prestigious World Cup title back home this time.
“We will be announcing our team for the World Cup on or before April 20. I am confident that we are going to announce a good team. We have worked on this for almost one and a half years. We have observed all the players, tested good combinations. We are confident that the team we will announce, will definitely win the World Cup to be held in England in 2019,” MSK Prasad was quoted as saying by the Hindustan Times.
Just one spot that needs discussion
Earlier after the Australia series, Indian skipper Virat Kohli revealed that the combination of the team is pretty sorted. He further noted that only one probable change will be done in final playing XI in the coming mega event. Kohli also mentioned that Hardik Pandya who missed the Australia series due to injury, will add balance to the team once he returns.
“As a side, combination wise we are sorted. Only one change can be expected in the playing eleven during the World Cup that too depending on the conditions. Apart from that, we are clear about the playing XI going into the tournament,” said Virat Kohli.
“Just one spot in the side that needs some discussion but as a side, we are pretty balanced. Once Hardik Pandya returns it gives us a variety of options. Just that we need to take better decisions when under pressure to go far into the World Cup,” the skipper added.