PCB conducts players' fitness tests for World Cup 2019

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PCB conducts players' fitness tests for World Cup 2019

Pant is also angling for a back-up role, behind the stumps, with Mahendra Singh Dhoni installed as India's first choice wicket-keeper.

It is expected that the 15-man squad will have at least seven players who were part of the team in 2015 World Cup too, including skipper Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Mahender Singh Dhoni, Bhuneshwar Kumar and Mohammad Shami.

All five selectors will be present during the meeting, which will also be attended by coach Ravi Shastri, captain Virat Kohli and interim secretary of BCCI Amitabh Chaudhary.

DK beat Pant in the race to become the second wicket-keeper in the Indian team for the upcoming World Cup in England and Wales. They will have to select one from KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Ambati Rayadu and Dinesh Karthik.

Amidst the speculations for the No. 4 spot, Ambati Rayudu - who is not being in good form - is missing out of the team. Vijay Shankar is inducted into the team to come in at Number 4. "That has gone in his favour ahead of @RishabPant777".

"We have been planning soon after the completion of the Champions Trophy (2017) for this". KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya, who missed a lot of matches in early 2019 due to "Koffee with Karan" controversy, were selected in the squad. "But let me tell you that in the last month or so, there have been a couple of players who have really cropped up like Vijay Shankar", he said. We are looking at Vijay Shankar as a number four batsman.

The selectors will also hold discussions over the selection of fourth specialist seamer because in English condition the presence of quality seamers is always beneficial for the team.

"We are more or less sorted", Kohli said. The squad also consists of two wrist spinners - Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav. However, Navdeep Saini and Khaleel Ahmed are the reserve bowlers it seems if the selector's comments are to be believed.

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