India’s 2015 World Cup squad – Where are they now?
Only six players of the 2015 squad are part of the upcoming World Cup.
Published - May 23, 2019 6:17 pm | Updated - May 23, 2019 6:17 pm
India entered the World Cup 2015 as the defending champions and played like one. The image of the 2011 World Cup was still fresh in the minds of the fans and were expecting their team to put on the same kind of show in Australia. The MS Dhoni-led side started dominating from the word go, defeating the arch-rivals Pakistan in the first match with utmost comfort.
They never went off the winning ways and won all six of their league stage games. In the Quarter Final, they survived a Bangladesh scare to book the meeting with Australia in the semis. It seemed that India would defend their crown, but the eventual champions knocked them out and shattered their hopes.
However, it was quite a clinical performance by the Indian squad, who left no stone unturned in order to win. The 15-member squad had very few loopholes, and it was probably the best squad that could have defended the title. Four years down the lane, a lot of things have changed and only few members are part of the World Cup 2019.
Let us take a look at the members of the 2015 World Cup squad and where are they now:
2015 was Rohit’s first World Cup. He enjoyed a great form in the tournament and scored 330 runs in 8 matches. This included half centuries against UAE and Ireland and a match-winning ton against Bangladesh after the Men in Blue had lost Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, and Ajinkya Rahane early.
Since that tournament, he has reached even greater feats. He is one of the firm pillars of the Indian batting and has stood out as a warrior whenever the team has needed him to step up. With Shikhar and Virat, he has built a formidable and solid top 3, which will frighten even the strongest bowling units in the world. A lot will depend on how he fares in the upcoming edition of the mega event.
He is now the vice-captain of the team and will be involved in the some of the crucial decisions during the crunch moments in the tournament.