India squad

Syed Kirmani
World Cup 2019: For Syed Kirmani, Ambati Rayudu is the No.4 batsman for India and not Vijay Shankar

Kirmani's first pick for the No 4 spot is Kedar Jadhav, but the latter's presence in the World Cup is uncertain, the former cricketer picks Ambati Rayudu.

Kedar Jadhav
India wait for Kedar Jadhav to get fit ahead of World Cup in England

Jadhav hurt his shoulder while fielding against Kings XI Punjab in Mohali on May 5 and left the field immediately not to return.

Brian Lara
World Cup 2019: Not getting a India call hasn’t frustrated Sanju Samson; he is working hard to earn the spot

The Rajasthan Royals (RR) player has even impressed former West Indian captain Brian Lara.

VVS Laxman
VVS Laxman stands by Ambati Rayudu, likens his situation to his own in 2003

Rayudu was being backed as India’s probable No.4 batsman for the upcoming WC but his poor form in 2019 eventually saw him losing the race to newcomer Vijay Shankar.

MS Dhoni
ICC World Cup 2019: Back up for each player in India’s 15-man squad

It's important to have back up players for a showpiece event like ICC World Cup 2019.

Ambati Rayudu
World Cup 2019: 5 Reasons why dropping Ambati Rayudu was a right decision

On the contrary, Vijay Shankar brings things to the table which Rayudu misses.

Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill not losing sleep over World Cup omission

Gill broke into Indian team a couple of months ago against New Zealand. But, things didn't go his way.

MS Dhoni
World Cup 2019: Happy-go-lucky no. 4, Vijay responds to his inclusion in India’s 15-man squad

The chief selector MSK Prasad opines that Vijay Shankar can come in handy for all three dimension — batting, bowling and fielding.

KL Rahul
World Cup 2019: MSK Prasad names Rahul as reserve opener for the quadrennial event

Rahul inclusion as a reserve player strengthens the bench as well and will be a boost to the playing XI.

Sunil Gavaskar
Sunil Gavaskar picks KL Rahul as India’s no. 4 for the upcoming World Cup

Gavaskar opines Rahul is supposed to be consistent like Kohli.