India team for 2019 World Cup named: Rayudu and Pant fail to make cut, Dinesh Karthik included

first_img India Today Web Desk MumbaiApril 15, 2019UPDATED: April 16, 2019 00:17 IST Team India will play its opening match at the 2019 World Cup against South Africa on June 4 in Southampton ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSIndia named a 15-man squad fo the 2019 Cricket World Cup in MumbaiThe Indian team will be led in England by Virat KohliIndia begin their World Cup campaign vs South Africa on June 5India have announced a 15-member squad to be led by Virat Kohli for the 2019 Cricket World Cup in EnglandIndia squad: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Vijay Shankar, KL Rahul, Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, R Jadeja, Mohammed Shami.While most members of the squad were automatic selections after their consistent performances over the last few years, the selection committee, headed by Prasad, had to make a crucial call when it came to the No. 4 spot and the fourth pacer for the World Cup team.India had tried close to 10 batsmen at the No. 4 spot over the last two years but found little success. Seasoned Hyderabad campaigner Amabati Rayudu seemed to have sealed the berth with some consistent performances in 2018 but the dip in his form was a huge cause of concern for Virat Kohli’s men.He amassed 392 runs, including a century and three fifties in just 10 innings at an impressive average of 56.00. However, in 2019, Rayudu has scored just 247 runs from 10 matches at a below-par average of 30.87.On the other hand, the decision of whether or not to take a speciallist backup wicketkeeper-batsman for MS Dhoni dominated the narrative in the buildup to the World Cup squad selection. World Cup-winning off-spinner Harbhajan Singh had said there isn’t a need for the extra wicketkeeper in the squad and that KL Rahul is good enough to keep wickets if MS Dhoni picked up injuries at the World Cup.Meanwhile, India begin their World Cup campaign against South Africa in Southampton on June 5. With all 10 teams at the World Cup part of the round-robin group stage, Virat Kohli’s men will play a total of nine matches before the knockout stages, starting July 9. The 2019 World Cup will be held between May 30 and July 14.advertisementIndia also play a couple of warm-up matches in the lead up to the tournament proper. The Asian giants will face New Zealand in London on May 25 and Bangladesh in Cardiff on May 28.Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow 2019 World CupFollow India national cricket teamFollow Virat KohliFollow India World Cup 2019 squadFollow MS DhoniFollow Ambati RayuduFollow Rishabh PantFollow Rohit SharmaFollow Shikhar DhawanFollow Jasprit Bumrah India team for 2019 World Cup named: Rayudu and Pant fail to make cut, Dinesh Karthik included2019 Cricket World Cup: The Indian selection committee announced a 15-member squad led by Virat Kohli for World Cup 2019 to be played in England.advertisementlast_img read more

Road Repairs Progress

first_imgSteady progress is being made to repair roads and bridges damaged by unusually heavy rainfall over the Labour Day weekend. Damage was most widely experienced around Pictou and Inverness counties. “Crews continue to work hard to complete repairs and have made significant progress in meeting the challenges presented by the extremely heavy rains,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Murray Scott. “Many repairs are complete and we expect that the vast majority to be finished by the end of September.” In Pictou County, significant areas damaged by the storm include Route 347 which has been repaired to allow one lane to open. The other lane is expected to open in the next few days. Other damage includes road washouts and culvert damage on the Six Mile Brook Road, James Murray Road, Trunk 4 and Piedmont Valley Road. Repairs are underway and are expected to be complete by the end of September. Several sections of Trunk 19 in Inverness County had road washouts. More than twenty other roads had damage to culverts. Roads are open while repairs continue. Fourteen bridges also had some storm damage. Twelve are open, however the Jack Gillis Bridge and the Broad Cove Marsh Bridge remain closed, with detours available. Repairs are expected to be complete by the end of the month. More than 20 roads in the Judique area had major or minor damage, mainly to culvert and shoulders. Some repairs have been complete, with all work expected to be complete by the end of September. There was a major culvert collapse on the Upper South West Mabou Road. Repairs are underway and are expected to be complete within the next few weeks. Roads are open while repairs continue. The Shore Road Bridge is closed, with a short detour available. Repairs are expected to be complete by mid-September. Four roads in the Port Hawkesbury area had washouts and all work is either complete or expected to be finished by mid-September. The Upper Lameys Bridge had washouts but is open while repairs are underway. “I commend our highway workers for their quick and committed response to getting the roads repaired,” said Mr. Scott. “We ask that people on the road continue to use caution in these areas while we work on repairs, particularly with the potential for more severe weather from Tropical Storm Hanna.” The total cost of repairs is still being assessed but will be more than $1.5 million.last_img read more