Team India is currently in the Carribean to play a 5 match ODI series and a 1 game T20I series.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli reiterated that despite coming on the back of an ICC tournament he along with his side are committed to win and give their 120 percent in every game they play.
When asked about the team composition for the ICC World Cup 2019, Kohli said that the core is going to remain mostly the same because for a tournament like the World Cup you have to identify 15 players and 10 more who are strong contenders and from those 25 you look at different players at different stages and who is best at handling pressure situations. Looking ahead there are a lot of exciting prospects that are available in India right now- who have done well in a comparative scenario like the IPL or domestic circuit as well.
Will Dhoni and Yuvraj make a cut into the 2019 WC team?
In March this year, MS Dhoni said that he plans to play well beyond the 2019 World Cup if he is fit enough.
Another key player in question is Yuvraj Singh who will turn 37 during the World Cup. Since his return after battling cancer, Yuvraj’s form and fitness has not been up to the mark. His position in the team has not been permanent and he missed out on the World Cup 2015 too. He averages 29 since 2013 in ODI’s.
Yuvraj told Reuters last year that making it to the 2019 World Cup squad is his goal. But for that, he said, he will have to work very hard and show outstanding performance. “If I can reach 2019 it will be huge for me,” he had said then.