After the conclusion of the world cup squad announcement, BCCI named four fast bowlers to be the reserves of the Indian Team during the tournament. However, now, they are set to make a change by asking a one or two bowlers to head back home, as there is a hectic schedule for Indian team ahead.
Earlier, an official said that the three bowlers will travel with the team for the entire World Cup campaign. One of the BCCI officials quoted that they don’t want any player to travel at the last moment or in the middle of the tournament as a quick replacement in the bowling department.
This move isn’t the first time for the BCCI, as they previously sent bowlers with the team for the practice sessions. Even in the 2015 ICC World Cup, they carried Dhawal Kulkarni with them to Australia and New Zealand.
Khaleel Ahmed, Deepak Chahar is travelling with the team:
Recently, in the Test series against South Africa, England and also in Australia, they travelled with extra bowlers in the side for net sessions. It would be interesting to see the players, who will be taking the role.
Meanwhile, Khaleel Ahmed, Deepak and Avesh have been travelling with the team. The fast bowler Navdeep didn’t go to the United Kingdom. As per the reports in CricketNext, the RCB pacer had a side strain and had to stay back in India. He had a side strain and is yet to join the team.
Of late, the Indian team is performing exceptionally in all conditions. They have got the best batting lineup, which is equally being backed up by the bowling department. The area to concern is pretty low, which would certainly put them on top of the chart.
India will lock horns with South Africa in their first game of the tournament followed by the game against Australia and then against New Zealand.