On 15 April, BCCI had announced the final 15- members team for the World Cup 2019 which is to begin on 30th May in England. The team will be captained by Virat Kohli and the vice captain is Rohit Sharma.
The final team has seen alot of changes, where Rishabh Pant was replaced by Dinesh Karthik and Ambati Rayudu had been replaced by Vijay Shankar. The Selection Committee had also shown faith in KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja. In spite of many changes the Indian team has a great potential to win the World Cup title for India. The history can repeat itself as it had in 1983 and 2011.
The average age of the selected Indian team for the World Cup 2019 is 29.5 years which happens to be the oldest team to be playing in the World Cup. Captain Virat Kohli is 30 years of age, Mahendra Singh Dhoni is 34 years, bowler Kuldeep Yadav is 24 years.
The average age of the Team India members in World Cup 1992 was 25.4 years where Mohammed Azharuddin was 29 years of age, Sachin Tendulkar was 18 years, Vinod Kambli was 20 years, Ajay Jadeja was 21, Javagal Srinath was 22 and Pravin Amre was 23.
Similarly in 2011 World Cup the average age of team members was 28.3 years where Sachin Tendulkar (37) was the oldest member. Whereas, in 1983 World Cup the average age was 27.1 years where Sunil Gavaskar was 33 years of age and Ravi Shastri was 21. The team had won their first World Cup in 1983 and the second World Cup was won in 2011.