ICC World Cup | This is like a dream come true moment for me, Vijay Shankar after World Cup selection

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ICC World Cup | This is like a dream come true moment for me, Vijay Shankar after World Cup selection

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SportsCafe Desk

04/15/2019

On the back of his fruitful recent form and three-dimensional abilities, Vijay Shankar has earned his maiden World Cup spot ahead of Ambati Rayudu. And after being selected in the team, the all-rounder has stated that he is very happy and will try to do everything possible for the team.

India haveannounned their 15-man World Cup squad for the upcoming World Cup in England and Wales and have made some surprising selections. Ambati Rayudu and Rishabh Pant made way for Vijay Shankar and Ambati Rayudu in the squad. Selectors have also shown immense faith in Bhuvneshwar Kumar despite his lean patch in the recent times for Sunrisers Hyderabad

Former India player and SRH Mentor VVS Laxman spoke about India’s squad selection and how well Shankar And Bhuvneshwar have developed. He said, “The Indian team is a very balanced side and is one of the strong contenders for the title. I have closely monitored Bhuvi and Vijay in the nets while they were on SRH duties. They look in great shape and are raring to perform on a stage like World Cup. I can see these players contributing in the team’s success in a major way.”

Bhuvneshwar Kumar belongs to the rare breed of bowlers who can swing the ball both ways and English conditions might be conducive to him. “I am extremely happy to be selected for the World Cup, the conducive English conditions will suit my strength and I am looking to make most of it. Playing for SRH in IPL has given me the right match practice just before the mega tournament like WC. This is my second WC and now I am pretty confident to perform at such level,” Bhuvneshwar said. 

Shankar’s inclusion may have surprised many but his recent form in the ODI side and his all-round abilities made his presence unavoidable. Shankar is currently rubbbing shoulders with international players in the SRH dugout and spoke about how their presence is helping him soak in the pressure. 

“I am extremely elated to be in the Indian WC team. This is like a dream come true. We have a few World cup winning team members here at SRH and I have spoken to them to understand what it feels like to play in a WC and then go on to win it. I have learnt a lot from them on the ways to manage pressure at such a large scale event.”

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