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Team India leaves for England for the ICC World Cup 2019

Highlights

  • Led by captain Virat Kohli, team India has departed to England on Wednesday.
  • Kedhar Jadhav also traveled with the team, having been declared fit to play.
  • India will play against New Zealand on 25th May as their first warm up match.

The Team India has departed from the Mumbai Airport on Wednesday for the England with just 8 days left to ICC World Cup 2019.

The Indian team was greeted cheerfully at the Mumbai airport by Indian fans in spite of the odd hours past midnight. The 15 member squad carries the load of dreams of 134 crore Indians.

The mega event commences from 30th May. It is the first time in 20 years that England will host the World Cup.

Virat Kohli, ranked No. 1 in the ICC ODI ranking, will be seen heading the team. Rohit Sharma will be his deputy in charge. The squad also features the likes of MS Dhoni who led the Indian squad to World Champions in 2011.

The Indian skipper is blessed to have his guidance throughout the tournament. Kedar Jadhav will be seen returning back to action after having been declared fit to feature in the cricketing extravaganza. He had injured his left shoulder playing for the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL.

Most Challenging World Cup

In the press conference held on Tuesday, Virat Kohli opined that this would be the most challenging world cup because of the round robin league format.

He also said, “We are going into the World Cup as a balanced and strong side. You saw in the IPL as well. All the players in the squad are in great form and playing really well. I think from that point of view, we just expect ourselves to play the best cricket we can”. This will be Kohli’s third World Cup.

The men in blue will kick off their campaign on 5th June against South Africa at Hampshire Bowl, Southampton.

However, Team India’s playing assignment starts way before that with two warm-up games coming up.

They will be facing New Zealand and Bangladesh on May 25 and May 28 respectively for the same.

Although the two fixtures are inconsequential, they will be help the Indian squad get familiar with the English conditions.

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Raghav Heda
Raghav is a sports enthusiast and a content writer at Kreedon. Being a former state-level cricketer and Captain of the Basketball team at IIT Patna, he understands the problems faced by a student-athlete in India. He is also a die-hard NBA fan and has been following the league and American Sports Media for long. Comparing the Indian sports economy to American Sports' was something that motivated him to work for the development of Indian Sports.

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