Defending Champions India are off to England after hectic IPL schedule to defend their Champions trophy title. It will be first big tournament for batting sensation Virat Kohli as a captain. They are being considered as favorites to defend their title which they earn in 2013 under the captaincy of MS Dhoni who is still a core part of Indian team.
Squad : Virat Kohli(c), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Yuvraj Singh, Ajinkya Rahane, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami
Strength : India is always known for their heavy batting but this time they look a better bowling side presence of two world class spinners in form of Ashwin – Jadeja & specialist death bowlers in form of Bumrah – Bhuvneshwar.
Weakness : The form of Indian batting line up is a bit of a concern. Keeping in mind how they performed in IPL but this is totally a different ball game in different conditions.There is no such weakness just a concern over players form. Overall they have a perfect team with right balance.
Probable XI : 1 Rohit Sharma , 2 Shikhar Dhawan , 3 Virat Kohli (C) , 4 Yuvraj Singh , 5 MS Dhoni , 6 Kedar Jadhaw , 7 Hardik Pandya , 8 Ravindra Jadeja , 9 Ravi Ashwin/ Bhuvneshwar Kumar , 10 Umesh Yadav, 11 Jasprit Bumrah.