Mumbai: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) met in Mumbai on Tuesday and picked up the 15 probables for the World Cup starting February 14. As expected there was no surprise in the selection with Yuvraj Singh and Murali Vijay ignored.
The selectors didn’t feel of going in with an extra opener in Vijay, who is in great form in the Test series against Australia. Moreover, Yuvraj was not preffered as an injured Ravindra Jadeja was included expecting him to recover on time for India’s first match on February 15 against Pakistan.
India have gone with an extra allrounder in Stuart Binny apart from Jadeja and have picked up four pacers in Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav and Mohammad Shami.
Stuart Binny’s father Roger Binny is an Indian former cricket all-rounder who is best known for his impressive bowling performance in the 1983 Cricket World Cup where he was the highest wicket-taker (18 wickets), and in the 1985 World Series Cricket Championship in Australia where he repeated this feat (17 wickets).
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India World Cup team: MS Dhoni (Captain), Virat Kohli (V Captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Stuart Binny, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Ambati Rayudu, Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Md. Shami, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma.