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FORMIDABLE INDIAN SIDE UNDER VIRAT KOHLI’S CAPTAINCY

FORMIDABLE INDIAN SIDE UNDER VIRAT KOHLI’S CAPTAINCY

VIRAT KOHLI

Virat Kohli, an Indian top-order batsman who captained Indian under-19 team to the victory in 2008, was handed over the captaincy of the Indian side in early 2017 after MS Dhoni stepped down from captaincy. As a batsman, without any shadow of a doubt that Virat Kohli is the best batsman of the world right now. There are so many talented players in the Indian side but the entire team still fairly depends on Kohli’s form.

If we talk particularly about VK’s batting, Virat is the most trustworthy and consistent batsman in the Indian batting lineup. He is popular by the tag of “run machine”, “chase machine”, and “the ODI specialist” by his fans around the world. His ODI batting average (59.58) says it all from his side that how great ODI batsman he is and the consistency and trustworthy batsman he has for his side.

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Nowadays cricketing analysts and fans are wondering “Is This Indian side formidable and good enough under the Virat Kohli’s captaincy?” this question is now getting more hype after Virat Kohli’s dreadful failure as a captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the recent edition of Indian Premier League (IPL 2019). RCB ended up as the Last team in the tournament where they won just 5 out of 14 matches. As the World cup 2019 is on our hands Virat Kohli is going to captain Indian Cricket Team for the very first time in this Mega event.

EVERY THING CHANGES WITH THE ODI FORMAT!

These questions of the fans are very much valid if we saw his recent performances as a captain. But if we look at stats, facts, and figures Virat Kohli had as an ODI captain, all these are very much in the Kohli’s favor. In one day internationals, Kohli is the most successful captain of the Indian side with 47 wins in 64 matches he captained the side (minimum 20+ matches). he recently surpassed the great sir VIV RICHARD’s tally of 47 wins in 64 matches, and he is just behind the Ricky Ponting (51 wins) and Clive Lloyd (50 wins) lead the way. Another point that supports him strongly as a captain, that he is the one who captained the Indian U-19 to the victory in 2008.

WHAT WAS WORKING FOR INDIA IN THE PAST & WHAT COULD WORK FOR INDIA IN THE WORLD CUP 2019:

In the past, the Indian side was very much depended on their batting strength, which also copes up their bowling weaknesses. we saw it very often that the Indian side went for the chase after winning the toss, and comfortably chase a huge total because in the past all their strengths lie in their batting while we saw so many times that their bowling was not up to the mark and not able to defend a defendable total. In the fielding department, the Indian team was always up to the mark. They were athletic, and lightning in the field. They set new standards in the field in the past few years.

But, if we talk about the current situation, the Indian team as a unit is the lethal and best ever combination they had in the past. If we talk about batting, bowling, and fielding, the Indian side is leading the world in each and every department of the cricket right now. Now we talk separately the things or key points that will be working for India in the world cup.

The BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) announced Indian squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019:

S NO. NAME OF PLAYER SPECIFIED ROLE
01 Rohit Sharma Batsman
02 Shikhar Dhawan Batsman
03 Virat Kohli Batsman (C)
04 Vijay Shankar Batting Allrounder
05 Kedar Jadhav Batting Allrounder
06 Ravindra Jadeja Bowling Allrounder
07 Hardik Pandya Bowling Allrounder
08 Lokesh Rahul WK-Batsman
09 MS Dhoni WK-Batsman
10 Dinesh Karthik WK-Batsman
11 Kuldeep Yadav Bowler
12 Mohammed Shami Bowler
13 Bhuvneshwar Kumar Bowler
14 Jasprit Bumrah Bowler
15 Yuzvandra Chahal Bowler

BATTING:

In the batting department, Indian soil produces so many legendary batsmen in the past, and also in the present era. Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman were examples of some legendary batsmen India had in the past. Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni are also in the list of great batsmen. In the world cup, India so much depends upon their opening batsmen (Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan) and Virat Kohli. If the Indian batting top order fails, the Indian team will be in massive trouble in this world cup.

BOWLING:

If we talk about the bowling department, the Indian team improves a lot like a bowling unit in recent times. There are so many young pacers perform brilliantly for their side. Jasprit Bumrah in the leading bowler of Indian bowling lineup. Along with him, Bhuvneshwar Kumar is also a very important part of the Indian bowling line. There are spinners too who performs so well for India in recent times. Ravindra Jadeja, the Indian Allrounder is also a key factor for the Indian team.

CONCLUSION:

As the final words, the Indian team under Kohli’s captaincy is formidable enough which makes them one of the favorites of ICC world cup 2019. Their 15 members squad for the world cup are well capable of bringing this trophy to the home but it is too early to say who gonna bring this trophy to home. Virat Kohli captained all these guys so many times in recent times and also know the mindset and capabilities of his players. He also knows how to use his player and in which sort of situation which player is the best option to play with. Now it all depends on the team combination, time and situation because it’s too early to say anything.

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Teams Squads in world cup 2019

PLAYING SQUAD FOR TEAMS IN ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2019

TEAM SQUADS FOR WORLD CUP 2019

ICC cricket world cup will be held in England and Wales from 30 May 2019 to 14 July 2019 in which 10 teams are going to take part and play for the title. These ten teams include England (host), India, Pakistan, Australia, West Indies, Afghanistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, and Bangladesh. In round one, all these 10 teams play with each other to make their position in the top four which then face each other in the playoffs and ultimately the best one “winner team” lift up the winner’s trophy. ICC restrict the teams to announce their respective squads a week before world cup 2019, dated 23rd of April 2019. The squads of the teams are as:

ENGLAND WORLD CUP 2019 SQUAD:

In this world cup 2019, England cricket team will be led by Eoin Morgan. The 15 member squad of England cricket team is:

S.NO PLAYER NAME SPECIFIC ROLE
01 Eoin Morgan (C) Batsman
02 James Vince Batsman
03 Joe Root Batsman
04 Jason Roy Batsman
05 Ben Stokes Batting All-rounder
06 Moeen Ali Batting All-rounder
07 Chris Woakes Bowling All-rounder
08 Tom Curran Bowling All-rounder
09 Liam Dawson Bowling All-rounder
10 Jofra Archer Bowling All-rounder
11 Jonny Bairstow WK-Batsman
12 Jos Buttler WK-Batsman
13 Liam Plunkett Bowler
14 Adil Rashid Bowler
15 Mark Wood Bowler

AUSTRALIAN WORLD CUP 2019 SQUAD:

Australians are the defending champions of the world cup. In this world cup 2019, Australian cricket team will be led by Aaron Finch. The 15 member squad of Australian cricket team is:

S.NO PLAYER NAME SPECIFIC ROLE
01 Aaron Finch (C) Batsman
02 David Warner Batsman
03 Usman Khawaja Batsman
04 Steven Smith Batsman
05 Shaun Marsh Batsman
06 Glenn Maxwell Batting All-rounder
07 Marcus Stoinis Batting All-rounder
08 Alex Carey WK-Batsman
09 Kane Richardson Bowler
10 Pat Cummins Bowler
11 Nathan Coulter-Nile Bowler
12 Mitchell Starc Bowler
13 Jason Behrendroff Bowler
14 Adam Zampa Bowler
15 Nathon Lyon Bowler

PAKISTAN WORLD CUP 2019 SQUAD:

In this world cup 2019, Pakistan cricket team will be led by Sarfaraz Ahmed. The 15 member squad of Pakistan cricket team is:

S.NO PLAYER NAME SPECIFIC ROLE
01 Fakhar Zaman Batsman
02 Imam Ul Haq Batsman
03 Asif Ali Batsman
04 Babar Azam Batsman
05 Shoaib Malik Batting All-rounder
06 Mohammad Hafeez Batting All-rounder
07 Haris Sohail Batting All-rounder
08 Shadab Khan Bowling All-rounder
09 Imad Wasim Bowling All-rounder
10 Sarfaraz Ahmed (C) WK-Batsman
11 Shaheen Afridi Bowler
12 Hasan Ali Bowler
13 Mohammad Hasnain Bowler
14 Wahab Riaz Bowler
15 Mohammad Amir Bowler

INDIAN WORLD CUP 2019 SQUAD:

In this world cup 2019, Indian cricket team will be led by Virat Kohli. The 15 member squad of Indian cricket team is:

S.NO PLAYER NAME SPECIFIC ROLE
01 Rohit Sharma Batsman
02 Shikhar Dhawan Batsman
03 Virat Kohli (C) Batsman
04 Vijay Shankar Batting All-rounder
05 Hardik Pandya Batting All-rounder
06 Kedar Jadhav Batting All-rounder
07 Ravindra Jadeja Bowling All-rounder
08 Lokesh Rahul WK-Batsman
09 MS Dhoni WK-Batsman
10 Dinesh Karthik WK-Batsman
11 Mohammed Shami Bowler
12 Bhuvneshwar Kumar Bowler
13 Kuldeep Yadav Bowler
14 Jasprit Bumrah Bowler
15 Yuzvendra Chahal Bowler

WEST INDIES WORLD CUP SQUAD:

In this world cup 2019, West Indies cricket team will be led by Jason Holder. The 15 member squad of West Indies cricket team is:

S.NO PLAYER NAME SPECIFIC ROLE
01 Chris Gayle Batsman
02 Evin Lewis Batsman
03 Darren Bravo Batsman
04 Shimron Hetmyer Batsman
05 Ashley Nurse Batting All-rounder
06 Fabian Allen Batting All-rounder
07 Andre Russell Bowling All-rounder
08 Carlos Brathwaite Bowling All-rounder
09 Jason Holder (C) Bowling All-rounder
10 Nicholas Pooran WK-Batsman
11 Shai Hope WK-Batsman
12 Kemar Roach Bowler
13 Shannon Gabriel Bowler
14 Sheldon Cottrell Bowler
15 Oshane Thomas Bowler

AFGHANISTAN WORLD CUP 2019 SQUAD:

In this world cup 2019, Afghanistan cricket team will be led by Gulbadin Naib. The 15 member squad of Afghanistan cricket team is:

S.NO PLAYER NAME SPECIFIC ROLE
01 Noor Ali Zadran Batsman
02 Hazratullah Zazai Batsman
03 Asghar Afghan Batsman
04 Hashmatullah shahidi Batsman
05 Najibullah Zadran Batsman
06 Rahmat Shah Batting All-rounder
07 Samiullah Shenwari Batting All-rounder
08 Gulbadin Naib (C) Bowling All-rounder
09 Mohammad Nabi Bowling All-rounder
10 Mohammad Shahzad WK-Batsman
11 Rashid Khan Bowler
12 Dawlat Zadran Bowler
13 Aftab Alam Bowler
14 Hamid Hassan Bowler
15 Mujeeb Ur Rahman Bowler

NEW ZEALAND WORLD CUP SQUAD:

In this world cup 2019, New Zealand cricket team will be led by Kane Williamson. The 15 member squad of New Zealand cricket team is:

S.NO PLAYER NAME SPECIFIC ROLE
01 Kane Williamson (C) Batsman
02 Martin Guptill Batsman
03 Ross Taylor Batsman
04 Colin De Grandhomme Batting All-rounder
05 Colin Munro Batting All-rounder
06 James Neesham Batting All-rounder
07 Mitchell Santner Bowling All-rounder
08 Tom Blundell WK-Batsman
09 Tom Latham WK-Batsman
10 Henry Nicholls WK-Batsman
11 Trent Boult Bowler
12 Matt Henry Bowler
13 Ish Sodhi Bowler
14 Tim Southee Bowler
15 Lockie Ferguson Bowler

SRI LANKAN WORLD CUP SQUAD:

In this world cup 2019, Srilankan cricket team will be led by Dimuth Karunaratne. The 15 member squad of Srilankan cricket team is:

S.NO PLAYER NAME SPECIFIC ROLE
01 Dimuth Karunaratne (C) Batsman
02 Avishka Fernando Batsman
03 Lahiru Thirimanne Batsman
04 Angelo Mathews Batting All-rounder
05 Dhananjaya de Silva Batting All-rounder
06 Isuru Udana Batting All-rounder
07 Milinda Siriwardana Batting All-rounder
08 Thisara Perera Bowling All-rounder
09 Jeevan Mendis Bowling All-rounder
10 Kusal Perera WK-Batsman
11 Kusal Mendis WK-Batsman
12 Jeffrey Vandersy Bowler
13 Lasith Malinga Bowler
14 Suranga Lakmal Bowler
15 Nuwan Pradeep Bowler

BANGLADESH WORLD CUP SQUAD:

In this world cup 2019, Bangladesh cricket team will be led by Mashrafe Mortaza. The 15 member squad of Bangladesh cricket team is:

S.NO PLAYER NAME SPECIFIC ROLE
01 Tamim Iqbal Batsman
02 Soumya  Sarkar Batsman
03 Sabbir Rahman Batsman
04 Mahmudullah Batting All-rounder
05 Mohammad Saifuddin Batting All-rounder
06 Mosaddek Hossain Batting All-rounder
07 Shakib Al Hasan Batting All-rounder
08 Mehidy Hasan Bowling All-rounder
09 Liton Das WK-Batsman
10 Mushfiqur Rahim WK-Batsman
11 Mohammad Mithun WK-Batsman
12 Mashrafe Mortaza Bowler
13 Rubel Hossain Bowler
14 Mustafizur Rahman Bowler
15 Abu Jayed Bowler

SOUTH AFRICAN WORLD CUP SQUAD:

In this world cup 2019, South African cricket team will be led by Faf du Plessis. The 15 member squad of South African cricket team is:

S.NO PLAYER NAME SPECIFIC ROLE
01 Faf du Plessis (C) Batsman
02 David Miller Batsman
03 Hashim Amla Batsman
04 Aiden Markram Batsman
05 Rassie van der Dussen Batsman
06 Jean-Paul Duminy Batting All-rounder
07 Andile Phehlukwayo Bowling All-rounder
08 Dwaine Pretorius Bowling All-rounder
09 Chris Morris Bowling All-rounder
10 Quinton de Kock WK-Batsman
11 Kagiso Rabada Bowler
12 Lungi Ngidi Bowler
13 Imran Tahir Bowler
14 Dale Styen Bowler
15 Tabraiz Shamsi Bowler