ICC World Cup 2019 will be held in England in a few months. The entire focus of cricket fans and experts has become centered on the Indian team for the world cup. BCCI will announce the Indian team in a few days, but ex-players and legends have already made their predictions. One of the greatest Indian spinner and former captain Anil Kumble has also made his own prediction.
After losing the series 3-2 to Australia, the team selection has been put under a lot of controversies. After this defeat, the headache of selectors and team management has increased by leaps and bounds. The greatest debate is with Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik. Not only this, former chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar has raised a few questions about Ajinkya Rahane.
However, Kumble has also come with his World Cup team. Kumble wants four fast bowlers in his team and he chose Khalil Ahmed as the fourth pacer. Apart from this, he has given Rishabh Pant the place in the team and kept KL Rahul out of the team. Kumble chose middle-order batsman instead of a third opener.
Regarding Pant, he said that he provides an X-Factor and also gives the option of wicketkeeping. Kumble believes that Dhoni should bat at No. 4 in the World Cup.
Anil Kumble’s team for the World Cup
Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, M.S. Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jaspreet Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Vijay Shankar, Ambati Rayudu, Khalil Ahmed and Rishabh Pant