Allrounder Stuart Binny and batsman Ambati Rayudu were also included in the squad announced by BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel after a meeting of the selection committee here.
     
The selectors, however, ignored Yuvraj Singh, who was not in the list of the 30-member probables but had come into reckoning after his three back-to-back centuries in the Ranji Trophy.

Full schedule for 2015 ICC World Cup
     
Opener Shikhar Dhawan, who struggled in the test matches series against Australia, has been retained in the squad even as the selectors ignored Murali Vijay, Robin Uthappa and Manoj Tiwary for the high-profile event to be held from February 14 to March 29.
     
The 20-year-old Axar Patel, who has made a reasonably good impression in the few ODIs he has played, was expectedly picked in the squad, considering that Jadeja's fitness could be an issue.
     
The team, to be captained by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, has no major surprises with the selectors opting to go with four specialist pace bowlers -- Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami, Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav -- considering the pacy wickets in Australia and New Zealand.

INDIAN SQUAD FOR 2015 ICC WORLD CUP

 

Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain)

Playing role: Wicketkeeper batsman

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling style: Right-arm medium

 

Shikhar Dhawan

Playing role: Top-order batsman

Batting style: Left-hand bat

Bowling style: Right-arm offbreak

 

 

Virat Kohli (Vice Captain)

Playing role: Middle-order batsman

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling style: Right-arm medium

 

Suresh Raina

Playing role: Batsman

Batting style: Left-hand bat

Bowling style: Right-arm offbreak

 

Ajinkya Rahane

Playing role: Top-order batsman

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Fielding position: Right-arm medium

 

Rohit Sharma     

Playing role: Batsman

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling style: Right-arm offbreak

 

Ravindra Jadeja

Playing role: Allrounder

Batting style: Left-hand bat

Bowling style: Slow left-arm orthodox

 

Ravichandran Ashwin

Playing role: Bowler

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling style: Right-arm offbreak

 

Ambati Rayudu

Playing role: Wicketkeeper batsman

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling style: Right-arm offbreak

 

Mohammed Shami

Playing role:  Bowler

Batting style:  Right-hand bat

Bowling style:  Right-arm fast-medium

 

Bhuvneshwar Kumar

 

Playing role: Bowler

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling style: Right-arm medium

 

Ishant Sharma

Playing role: Bowler

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling style: Right-arm fast-medium

 

Umesh Yadav

Playing role: Bowler

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling style: Right-arm fast-medium

 

Stuart Binny

Playing role: All-Rounder

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling style: Right-arm medium

 

Axar Patel

Playing role: Bowler

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

 

Duncan Fletcher

Coach

"Jadeja at present is undergoing rehabilitation. He is doing wonderfully well. We had detailed discussion with BCCI pshyio (on his inclusion) and we are confident that he will return to training within 10 days," Patel said on Jadeja's fitness.
     
Patel said Yuvraj's name was deliberated upon but decided against selecting him.
 
"Not only Yuvraj Singh but other names were also discussed apart from the 30 probables. There were deliberations between five selectors and captain Dhoni and coach Duncan Fletcher were on the conference call," Patel said.
     
The selectors also announced the team for the tri-series to follow the Test matches in Australia. Apart from India and Australia, England will be the third team. Apart from the 15 selected for the World Cup, Dhawal Kulkarni and Mohit Sharma bhave been included.

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