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The biggest cricketing spectacle, the ninth World Cup, is going to start in over a month’s time. Team India is a strong contender for the title of World Champions. Team India have made it to the final twice.
They lifted the trophy in 1983 but in 2003 they were beaten by the Australians. Team India would open their campaign this time against The Netherlands.
Team India played their first official Test match in 1932. In the beginning they lagged way behind the others but towards the latter half of the 20 th century they became a force to reckon with. During that period players like Sunil Gavaskar and Kapil Dev took centre stage. In one dayers, India has a 50 per cent winning rate. India has won 300 of the 637 One-Day Internationals they have played till date. The game is the most popular sport in the country and the players are worshipped like gods.
India has announced its 15 member World Cup Squad. Here are the squad members:
India Cricket team Squad for Cricket World Cup 2015
|MS Dhoni||Jul 7, 1981||Captain, Wicketkeeper||Right Hand Bat||Right Arm Medium|
|Virat Kohli||Nov 5, 1988||Vice Captain, Batsman||Right Hand Bat||Right Arm Medium|
|Suresh Kumar Raina||Nov 27, 1986||Batsman||Left Hand Bat||Right Arm Offbreak|
|Rohit Sharma||Apr 30, 1987||Batsman||Left Hand Bat||Right Arm Offbreak|
|Ajinkya Rahane||Jun 5, 1988||Batsman||Right Hand Bat||Right Arm Medium|
|Shikhar Dhawan||Dec 5, 1985||Batsman||Left Hand Bat||Right Arm Offbreak|
|Ravindra Jadeja||Dec 6, 1988||All Rounder||Left Hand Bat||Left Arm Orthodox|
|Akshar Patel||Jan 20, 1994||All Rounder||Left Hand Bat||Left Arm Orthodox|
|Stuart Terence Roger Binny||Jun 3, 1984||All Rounder||Right-hand bat||Right Arm Medium|
|Ambati Thirupathi Rayudu||Sep 23, 1985||Wicketkeeper Batsman||Right Hand Bat||Right arm Offbreak|
|Mohammed Shami||Mar 9, 1990||Bowler||Right Hand Bat||Right Arm Fast Medium|
|Ishant Sharma||Sep 2, 1988||Bowler||Right Hand Bat||Right Arm Fast Medium|
|Ravichandran Ashwin||Sep 17, 1986||All Rounder||Right Hand Bat||Right Arm Offbreak|
|Bhuvneshwar Kumar||Feb 5, 1990||Bowler||Right Hand Bat||Right Arm Medium|
|Umeshkumar Tilak Yadav||Oct 25, 1987||Bowler||Right-hand bat||Right-arm fast-medium|