Team India for World Cup 2019: Karthik, Jadeja, Shankar in squad, Pant misses out

Team India squad for ICC World Cup 2019: Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Vijay Shankar made India's 15-member squad for the World Cup, while Rishabh Pant missed out.

Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja and Vijay Shankar have found a place in India's World Cup squad.   -  AP/PTI/AFP

Here is India's 15-member World Cup squad.

Team India: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Shikhar Dhawan, K.L. Rahul, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Vijay Shankar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Ravindra Jadeja.

Dinesh Karthik and Vijay Shankar found a berth as the five-member selection committee announced India's 15-member squad for the World Cup, starting in England and Wales from May 30.

The selectors made it clear that young wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant was unlucky to miss out as his name was considered.

At the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) headquarters in Mumbai on Monday, the selectors — who were joined by captain Virat Kohli -- opted for the ‘tried and tested’ combination, picking the experienced Karthik over Pant as the second wicketkeeper.

Middle order batsman Ambati Rayudu — who has been out of form lately — was ignored. Instead, the selectors placed their faith on Tamil Nadu all-rounder Vijay Shankar, who was rewarded with a berth.

The selectors also named Ravindra Jadeja as the third spinner, the others being Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav. The team will also go with a three-pronged pace attack of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

After the home series against Australia last month, Kohli had made it clear that the core of the World Cup team had been identified, but had hinted that only ‘one slot’ was left to be filled.

Karthik , who was left out of the squad for the ODI series against Australia last month, has so far scored 111 runs for Kolkata Knight Riders in the ongoing IPL (after match against CSK on Sunday). Pant, on the other hand, has got 245 runs in this edition of the tournament.

According to the tournament’s guidelines, each team has to announce its final squad at least a month prior to the World Cup, starting on May 30. The teams, however, can make changes to the final squad of 15 at least seven days prior to the tournament, which needs to be cleared by the International Cricket Council's Event Technical Committee.