All Teams 15-man Squads for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

The upcoming 12th Edition of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is set to schedule from 30th May, 2019 to 14th July, 2019 at England and Wales. This is a 50 over format world cup. Ten teams are participating and the format of the tournament is round robin where every team has to play against each team in a single group. ICC has given the dead line for the preliminary squad’s announcement that is 23rd April 2019. All the teams can change their squads until 23rd May, 2019 after that they have to get the permission from ICC to change the squad by giving proper reason. Each team can add only 15 players in squad for the world cup.
England

The No.1 ODI ranking team and the host nation England will play the opening match of the World Cup 2019 against South Africa on 30th May, 2019. Chris Jordan and Jofra Archer are out of the preliminary 15-man squad for world cup but they are selected for 17-man squad for series against Pakistan before the world cup. England management team have rested Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler and Moeen Ali in only ODI against Ireland and one T20 against Pakistan. England will finalize their squad after the Pakistan series. Three times runner-up team still not manage to post a world cup trophy in their showcase but this time they have a chance to take advantage from the home ground because previous two world cups have won by the host nations.

Squad: Eoin Morgan (Captain), Jason Roy, Joe Root, Alex Hales, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Joe Denly, Chris Woakes, Tom Curran, David Willey, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood.


India Ranked No.2 team is one of the favorites team for the world cup 2019. India has quality allrounders like Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja.Virat Kohli will lead the team in world cup 2019. Dinesh Karthik is preferred over Rishab Pant and secure his place in the squad. Indian team has strong batting line-up and they have also improved their bowling now. Most Experience wicket keeper batsman MS Dhoni is also in the squad and known for finishing the game.India has announced 5 back-up players in case of injury or any other emergency, they are Rishab Pant, Ambati Rayudu, Ishant Sharma, Navdeep Saini and Axar Patel. India has two world cup trophies 1983 and 2011 and they are one-time runner-up in 2003 world cup where they lost to Australia by 125 runs.

Squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Lokesh Rahul, MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Muhammad Shami, Buvneshawar Kumar, JaspritBumrah.



New Zealand is the first team to announce their 15-man squad for the world cup 2019. Corey Anderson who hit the second fastest ODI century is not included in the squad. Kane Williamson to hold the Captaincy. Tom Blundell will make his debut in this world cup. Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Martin Guptill, Kana Williamson and Colin Munro will be the key players for the team. The destructive batsman Martin Guptill is also in the squad for world cup who has record of highest ODI individual score 237 in world cup.In previous world cup 2015 New Zealand won the semi-final against South Africa and qualify for the final where they lost to Australia by 7 wickets. New Zealand will start their world cup journey against Sri Lanka on 1st June, 2019 at Cardiff.

Squad: Kane Williamson (Captain), Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Colin Munro, Colin de Grandhomme, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tom Blundell, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, Matt Henry, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee.

South Africa

South African team is known as Chokers in world cup because they have not been able to win a knock out game, their only knock out win was against Sri Lanka in the quarter final in world cup 2015. They have reached in semi-final four times and have lost six times out of seven knock out matches. South Africa has strong bowling attack for world cup 2019 that is cosmist of Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada, LundiNgidi, Anrich Nortje, Imran Tahir and Dwaine Pretorius. Faf du Plessis named as Captain of South Africa Team. Reeza Hendricks and Duanne Olivier are not selected for the world cup squad. Let’s see this time can South Africa remove the label of Chokers for their team.

Squad: Faf du Plessis (Captain), Hashim Amla, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Jean-Paul Duminy, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, Quinton de Kock, Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi.

Australia

The defending champion Australia is in good form by winning ODI series against India and Pakistan. Australia has a good pace bowling attack in the form of Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Mitchell Starc, Jason Behrendroff, Jhye Richardson. They also have spin specialists Adam Zampa and Nathan Lyon. Allrounders Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis have also selected for the world cup squad. Aaron finch will be the Captain of five times world cup winner team. Peter Handscomb and Ashton Turner are not in the Australian world cup squad. After the one-year suspension, David Warner and Steve Smith are now available for the team and are included in the 15-man squad. Their presence in the team will help to strong Australian batting line-up.

Squad: Aaron Finch (Captain), David Warner, Steve Smith, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Jhye Richardson, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Mitchell Starc, Jason Behrendroff, Adam Zampa, Nathan Lyon.


The unpredictable team Pakistan who won Champions Trophy 2017 in England is ready to perform again in Cricket World Cup 2019 in England & Wales. Abid Ali debut century maker Against Australia is selected for the world cup squad. Pakistan will rely on the openers Fakhar Zaman and Imam ul haq. HarisSohail, Shoaib Malik and Muhammad Hafeez will support the middle order. Pakistan has to play one T20 and 5 ODI matches series in England before the world cup where they have a chance to know about the strength of their squad. Muhammad Amir and Asif Ali are not in the 15-man squad for world cup but they are included in 17-man squad for the series with England where they have a chance to come back to world cup squad by giving brilliant performance. Sarfraz Ahmed is named as Captain of the Pakistan cricket team. Young fast bowler Muhammad Hasnain has secured his place for the world cup by impressing selectors with his speed and pace in PSL and against Australia. Leading wicket taker bowler of Champions Trophy 2017 Hassan Ali is also in the world cup squad.

Squad: Sarfraz Ahmed (Captain), Fakhar Zaman, Abid Ali, Imam ul haq, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Muhammad Hafeez, HarisSohail, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Imad Wasim, Shaheen Afridi, Hassan Ali, Junaid Khan, Muhammad Hasnain.

Bangladesh

The 7th ranked ODI team Bangladesh will start their journey against South Africa on 02 June, 2019 at Kennington Oval, London in world cup 2019. MashrafeMortaza will lead the Bangladesh cricket team in world cup 2019. Bangladesh has not been able to play a single final of the world cup.  Steve Rhodes will be the head coach of Bangladesh for the world cup. The uncapped pacer Abu Jayed is selected for the world cup squad. Mushfiqur Rahim, MashrafeMortaza, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal are the experienced players in the Bangladesh world cup squad. Bangladesh will play two warm-up matches against Pakistan and India ahead of the world cup. Bangladesh has good combination of young and experienced players for the world cup. Fast bowler Taskin Ahmad is out of the 15-man world cup squad.

Squad: MashrafeMortaza (Captain), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan, Abu Jayed, Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun.

Sri Lanka

Winners of World Cup 1996 and two-times runner-up team Sri Lanka has announced their 15-man squad for the upcoming World Cup 2019. Dimuth Karunaratne who last played his ODI more than four years ago in world cup 2015 isnamed as Sri Lankan team Captain. Sri Lanka ODI Captaincy has some issues and changed many times in recent months. Jeevan Mendis, MilindaSiriwardana, Jeffrey Vandersay have made their comeback to the world cup squad. Some regular players like Dinesh Chandimal, Upul Tharanga, NiroshanDickwella, AkilaDananjaya and DanushkaGunathialka are not selected for the 15-man world cup squad to represent their country. Sri Lanka will take on New Zealand in their first game on 1st June, 2019 at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff.

Squad: Dimuth Karunaratne (Captain), Avishka Fernando, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, IsuruUdana, MilindaSiriwardana, ThisaraPerera, Jeevan Mendis, KusalPerera, KusalMendis, Jeffrey Vandersay, Lasith Malinga, SurangaLakmal, Nuwan Pradeep.

West Indies

West Indies is the last team to announce their 15-man world cup squad. Jason Holder is named as the Captain of West Indies. Sixes King Chris Gayle and allrounder Andre Russell have secured their place in the squad. There is no place for big man Kieron Pollard and off-spinner Sunil Narine in the squad. Out of 15 players 9 players will play their first world cup. Chris Gayle will appear in his 5th world cup. Squad is picked by the new selection panel headed by Robert Haynes.Evin Lewis can open the innings with Chris Gayle for West Indies. Nicholas Pooran has been picked as a Wicket keeper. Shai Hope, Darren Bravo and ShimronHetmyer will support the middle order. Andre Russell is in good form in IPL 2019 and has the ability to chase the big targets by his hitting power. Shannon Gabriel and Kemar Roach will lead the pace attack. Injured Alzarri Joseph is also not picked.
"Based on the new selection policy approach which allowed us to consider a number of players that have not regularly appeared in the side over the last two years, we had a wide base of talent from which to choose," Haynes said.

Squad: Jason Holder (c), Andre Russell, Ashley Nurse, Carlos Brathwaite, Chris Gayle, Darren Bravo, Evin Lewis, Fabian Allen, Kemar Roach, Nicholas Pooran, Oshane Thomas, Shai Hope, Shannon Gabriel, Sheldon Cottrell, ShimronHetmyer.


Afghanistan

There are some surprises in Afghanistan world cup squad as Asghar Afghan has left the captaincy of Afghanistan cricket team and will play under the captaincy of new Captain Gulbadin Naib. Afghanistan captain has big responsibility in this big event. Another surprise is the inclusion of pacer Hamid Hassan in the world cup squad who has played his last ODI in 2016. Afghanistan is the 10th ranked ODI team and will play their first match against Australia on 1st June, 2019 at Country Ground, Bristol. Karim Janat, Syed Shirzad and Ikram Ali Khil are selected as back-up players for the world cup. 15 players are selected out of 23 after the 6 months preparation. Shapoor Zadran and Javed Ahmadi not manage to get place in world cup squad. Afghanistan will go with three openers Muhammad Shahzad, Noor Ali Zadran and HazratullahZazai. Afghanistan has qualified for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 by playing a World Cup Qualifier in 2018.

Squad: Gulbadin Naib (Captain), Noor Ali Zadran, HazratullahZazai, Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Samiullah Shenwari, Muhammad Nabi, Muhammad Shahzad, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.