BCCI have finally revealed the 15-man Indian squad for the upcoming 2019 World Cup. Although the tournament starts on May 30, the Men in Blue will play their first match on 5th May against the Proteas.
For every cricketer, playing in the World Cup is a dream come true. Most of the names in the squad are tried and tested. There is only a new face of Vijay Shankar for the all-important No. 4 spot.
As BCCI was building up to the mega-event for a long time, many names automatically qualified. There were many changes from the 2015 World Cup and for many this is the first time.
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Here are 5 players who are picked in the World Cup squad for the first time:
1. Jasprit Bumrah
Currently the world’s No. 1 bowler, Bumrah is one of the lethal weapons for the Men in Blue. He made his ODI debut in 2016 and since then has played 49 matches. In those games he has taken 85 wickets at an economy of 4.51 runs per over.
Bumrah’s unique bowling action is his USP. Along with that he has a lot of variations in his arsenal. He has the ability to strike with the new ball. He can also bowl slower balls and yorkers in the death overs.
Currently there is no other bowler who can match the calibre of Bumrah. The young pacer will look to continue his excellent form and produce some match-winning spell in the World Cup. India will depend on him heavily during the beginning and end of the innings.