ICC CWC 2019: Dates When Teams Will be Announcing World Cup Squads
With cricket’s biggest carnival just two months away, six teams have already announced their 15-man ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2019 squad.
While New Zealand, India, Bangladesh and Australia have announced their squads, England and Afghanistan named their preliminary squads.
Here are the important dates and details about each of the 10 teams and their squad announcements.
India: 15 April
Ranked No.2 in the ODI rankings, India go into the tournament as one of the favourites and announced their squad on 15 April.
In the squad that was announced Monday, Dhoni will be playing his fourth, expected to be the final, 50-over World Cup. Kohli will be leading and playing his third edition while Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar were all a part of the 2015 edition.
Pakistan: 18 April
Winners of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, Pakistan are one of the wildcards in the World Cup. Their recent ODI form has been a bit worrying, but they're a team that can't be written off at a big event.
They have assembled a 23-man probables squad who are undergoing fitness drills and training.
South Africa: 18 April
The team used recent series against Pakistan and Sri Lanka to try out new candidates for the summit event. Ongoing domestic matches has also give new faces a chance to showcase themselves.
While the likes of Aiden Markram have begun their county season in England, Hashim Amla's form remains one of the big questions for the Proteas. There are injury clouds over JP Duminy, Lungi Ngidi and Anrich Nortje, but all are likely to make it into the squad.
The Proteas camp for the selected players will begin on 12 May.
Afghanistan: (Preliminary Squad Announced)
Only weeks before the start of the big event, Afghanistan made a big and sudden decision to remove Asghar Afghan as the team's captain, handing duties over to Gulbadin Naib instead.
A 23-member preliminary squad have been training in South Africa.
Bangladesh: 16 April
Bangladesh Cricket Board on 16 April announced their 15-member squad with Mashrafe Mortaza set to lead the team and Shakib Al Hasan as its Vice-Captain.
Bangladesh also called back Shakib Al Hasan from the IPL to participate in the World Cup preparation camp which will start from 22 April.
The team will leave for UK early in May where they are set to play a tri-series.
England: 17 April
The home side, the No.1 ODI team, exciting young talent gelled with strong and experienced players, this is probably England’s best chance to win cricket’s biggest prize.
Jofra Archer was left off England's preliminary 15-man squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup, a month after the paceman qualified to play for the country on residency rules.
Australia: 15 April
The five-time winners brought back former captain Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warne after completing 12-month suspensions for ball tampering.
Despite Smith’s return, Australia will be captained by Aaron Finch in its World Cup defense, with selectors having flagged that they would continue with the man who has led the country in one-dayers in Smith’s absence.
West Indies: Date Not
Several Caribbean stars are part of different Indian Premier League franchises and a lot of the final selections could be determined on how the players perform in the T20 tournament.
With the likes of Chris Gayle and Andre Russell likely to be in contention for selection and youngsters like Alzari Joseph displaying their full potential, Windies could emerge as a really strong side in lead up to the World Cup.
Sri Lanka: 18 April
The Lankans have already confirmed the appointment of Dimuth Karunaratne as the captain for the upcoming world cup.
Previously, it was hinted that Sri Lanka World Cup squad would be narrowed down through players’ performance at domestic tournament which concluded on 11 April.
New Zealand: 3 April
New Zealand on 3 April became the first country to announce its 15-member squad for the upcoming World Cup.
Wicketkeeper Tim Blundell, who made a century on his test debut but has yet to play a one-day international, has been included in New Zealand's 15-man squad for the cricket World Cup.
Meanwhile, the team will be capped by Kane Williamson.