Just before today’s selection of India’s final 15-man squad for World Cup by the BCCI, former captain Rahul Dravid has announced his choice of 15 with Ajinkya Rahane preferred as opener over Rohit Sharma. He has chosen Ambati Rayudu as the reserve wicketkeeper.

It is pertinent to add that the ICC World Cup 2015 will be played in Australia and New Zealand from February 14 to March 29.  One of the strong contenders, India, the defending champions, will launch campaign on February 15 against Pakistan in Adelaide. Many of the hard core fans are really worried over the fact that team India do not have any reliable all-rounder. Therefore Yuvraj Singh being the biggest contributor in the last world cup becomes the obvious choice. However, Dravid has his own rich experience and he might have kept Yuvraj out for the betterment of Team India.

Here is Dravid’s choice of India’s 15 for the big event Openers.

1. Ajinkya Rahane

2. Shikhar Dhawan

3. Virat Kohli

4. Suresh Raina

5. Rohit Sharma

6. MS Dhoni (wicketkeeper)

7. Ambati Rayudu (wicketkeeper)

8. Ravindra Jadeja

9. R Ashwin

10. Axar Patel

11. Stuart Binny

12. Bhuvneshwar Kumar

13. Mohammed Shami

14. Umesh Yadav

15. Ishant Sharma 

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