The Indian stars from the Sri Lanka series have started arriving in their home country. Few of the players who were in isolation will be traveling back to India after their quarantine days. Now the entire focus is on the India vs. England series. The 5-match Test series between these two nations will kickstart from August.
Players performing well in the series might have the chance to get their place for the mega event. Various former cricketers and experts have started predicting their own India squad. Saba Karim has been the recent addition to this after Zaheer Khan and Harsha Bhogle.
Saba Karim selected the blend of experienced and young guns who can lift the trophy for India. This is the squad picked by him.
Here is Saba Karim’s full squad:
Saba Karim’s predicted squad: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, T Natarajan, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Karim only went with two openers in the form of Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul. He didn’t pick Shikhar Dhawan. However, the names of Yuzvendra Chahal and Mohammed Shami were also absent from his list. Apart from this, the Delhi Capitals’ opener Prithvi Shaw was also excluded.
The spinning track of UAE led to Sundar’s arrival in his squad, as he can also bat at the end. At the same time, Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s recent mind-boggling back-to form performances have also opened the World Cup doors for him. It would be exciting to see when the actual squad arrives for the mega ICC event.