World Cup 2019: 5 Indian players who could have been selected in the standby list

World Cup 2019: 5 Indian players who could have been selected in the standby list

Indian team is in a good space at the moment with many players fighting it out for the limited positions available in the team.

Ajinkya Rahane and Shreyas Iyer
Ajinkya Rahane and Shreyas Iyer. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The 15-member Indian squad for the World Cup 2019 was selected on 15th of April. There were no major surprises in the selection. However, fans were expecting Rishabh Pant and Ambati Rayudu to be included in the 15 but it wasn’t the case. On Wednesday, 17 April the team management announced that 5 players – Ishant Sharma, Navdeep Saini, Axar Patel, Rishabh Pant and Ambati Rayadu would be the standby players for the mega event.

The problem of plenty is always a good headache to have. In the past, India has always struggled to find the right combination of players. But now India has a very good bunch of all-rounders, spinners, and fast bowlers. Batting was not a problem anyway. Indian team is in a good space at the moment with many players fighting it out for the limited positions available in the team.

We provide you the list of 5 players who could have also been picked as the standby players

1. Umesh Yadav

Umesh Yadav
Umesh Yadav. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Umesh Yadav could have been included in the standby list. The speedster can generate a lot of pace with the new ball and is capable enough to rattle the top order. He has a good presentation of the seam and can also reverse the ball in dry conditions. He is a gun fielder with a very strong throwing arm.

He has 106 wickets in 75 ODI matches which is a very good record, but he has to work on his economy rate which is 6.01rpo. Umesh was the leading wicket-taker for India in the previous edition of the World Cup taking 18 scalps. He last played an ODI game against Windies in Vizag in October 2018.