ICC World Cup 2015: Your complete guide to Team India

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The 15 men who will represent India at ICC World Cup 2015 have been picked. They have the tough task of defending the crown which was won four years ago at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium, under MS Dhoni's leadership.

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Dhoni is again at the helm to guide the team. This will be his 3rd World Cup appearance and in all likelihood, last. India's World Cup journey gets under way at the Adelaide Oval on February 15, Saturday when they face off against arch rivals Pakistan.

File photo: Dhoni hugs Sachin Tendulkar after winning the World Cup in 2011 in Mumbai

India are drawn into Pool B along with 6 other teams. It should be a smooth passage to the knockout stage (quarter-finals) for India. The big test starts then as there are no second chances.

The 33-year-old Dhoni is also the oldest member of the squad and the most experienced in terms of ODI caps and World Cups. He has so far played 250 matches. The youngest in the side is left-arm spinner Axar Patel, 20.

This year's World Cup will be played in Australia and New Zealand from February 14 to March 29.


Here is your complete guide to Team India for the World Cup

India's schedule (Pool B) (All Day/Night matches)

  • 15 February (Sunday) - Vs Pakistan (Adelaide) 9 AM IST
  • 22 February (Sunday) - Vs South Africa (Melbourne) 9 AM IST
  • 28 February (Saturday) - Vs United Arab Emirates (Perth) 12 PM IST
  • 6 March (Friday) - Vs West Indies (Perth) 12 PM IST
  • 10 March (Tuesday) - Vs Ireland (Hamilton) 6.30 AM IST
  • 14 March (Saturday) - Vs Zimbabwe (Auckland) 6.30 AM IST

Here is India's 15-man squad, in batting order

Batsmen

Shikhar Dhawan - Age: 29. Left-hand batsman (LHB). ODIs: 49

Rohit Sharma - Age 27. Right-hand batsman (RHB). ODIs: 126

Virat Kohli (Vice-captain) - Age: 26. RHB. ODIs: 146

Suresh RainaAge: 28. LHB. ODIs: 203

Ajinkya Rahane - Age: 26. RHB. ODIs: 42


Wicketkeepers

Ambati Rayudu (Wicketkeeper) - Age: 29. RHB. ODIs: 24

MS Dhoni (Captain/Wicketkeeper) - Age: 33. RHB. ODIs: 250


Bowlers and All-rounders

R Ashwin (Offspinner) - Age: 28. RHB. ODIs: 87

Ravindra Jadeja (Left-arm spinner) - Age: 26. LHB. ODIs: 109

Axar Patel (Left-arm spinner) - Age: 20. LHB. ODIs: 9

Stuart Binny (Right arm medium fast bowler) - Age: 30. RHB. ODIs: 6

Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Right arm medium) - Age: 24. RHB. ODIs: 42

Mohammed Shami (Right arm fast medium) - Age: 24. RHB. ODIs: 36

Ishant Sharma (Right arm fast medium) - Age: 26. RHB. ODIs: 75

Umesh Yadav (Right arm fast medium) - Age: 27. RHB. ODIs: 38

Team India for World Cup 2015

Oldest member - Dhoni (33 years)

Youngest - Axar (20)


Most capped ODI player - Dhoni (250 matches)

Least number of ODIs played - Binny (6)

Players with World Cup experience - Dhoni, Kohli, Raina and Ashwin. All 4 were part of 2011 World Cup winning side. Dhoni played in 2007 World Cup also.


Here are India's records at World Cup

Most matches as a player

  • 45 - Sachin Tendulkar (1992-2011) - All-time record

Most matches as captain

  • 23 - Mohammad Azharuddin (1992-1999)

Most catches (non-wicketkeeper)

  • 14 - Anil Kumble (18 matches)

Most dismissals as wicketkeeper

  • 18 - Kiran More (12 catches and 6 stumpings) (1987-1992)

Most wickets

  • 44 - Zaheer Khan (23 innings), Javagal Srinath (33 innings)

Best bowling

  • 6/23 - Ashish Nehra Vs England (2003)

Most runs

  • 2,278 (44 innings) - Sachin Tendulkar

Highest individual score

  • 183 - Sourav Ganguly Vs Sri Lanka (1999)

Tendulkar with the World Cup trophy in 2011

Most centuries

  • 6 - Tendulkar - All time record

Most ducks

  • 4 - Kris Srikkanth

Most runs in a single tournament

  • 673 - Tendulkar (2003) - All time record

Highest team total

  • 413/5 in 50 overs Vs Bermuda in 2007

Lowest total

  • 125 all out in 41.4 overs Vs Australia in 2003


Highest strike rate

  • 206.25 - Kapil Dev (33 off 16 balls, 5x4) Vs New Zealand in 1992


India's performances at World Cups

  • 1975 - Group Stage - S Venkatraghavan (captain)
  • 1979 - Group Stage - S Venkatraghavan
  • 1983 - Champions - Kapil Dev
  • 1987 - Semi-finals - Kapil Dev
  • 1992 - Group Stage - Mohammad Azharuddin
  • 1996 - Semi-finals - Mohammad Azharuddin
  • 1999 - Super Six - Mohammad Azharuddin
  • 2003 - Finalists - Sourav Ganguly
  • 2007 - First Round - Rahul Dravid
  • 2011 - Champions - MS Dhoni
  • 2015 - ? - MS Dhoni

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