India announced their 15-member squad for the ICC World Cup to be played in the UK from 30th of next month. Virat Kohli will lead the squad. The squad was announced by the Board of Control for Cricket in India Chairman of Selectors M.S.K. Prasad in Mumbai on Monday.
While there were no major surprises in the 15, the inclusion of Dinesh Karthik was the notable factor. Rishabh Pant was excluded. Veteran Dinesh Karthik pipped young turk Rishabh Pant in the fight for the second wicket-keeper's slot.
The 33-year-old Karthik got the nod ahead of the 21-year-old Pant despite an indifferent IPL campaign with the Kolkata Knight Riders. Tamil Nadu all-rounder Vijay Shankar made it for his "three-dimensional" qualities. (AIR NEWS)