Indian Cricket team departs for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in England

Team India, on Wednesday, left for England from Mumbai airport to participate in the much-anticipated International Cricket Council (ICC) Men’s Cricket World Cup.

The premier tournament is set to commence from May 30. However, ahead of the World Cup, warm-up matches will take place starting from May 24. India will face New Zealand on May 25 for their first warm-up match followed by a match against Bangladesh on May 28.

Virat Kohli will lead the India side in the quadrennial tournament and the squad also includes the 2011 World Cup winning captain MS Dhoni.

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At a press conference held in Mumbai on Tuesday, Kohli opined that they are entering in the tournament with a balanced and a strong side.

“We are going into the World Cup as a balanced and strong side. You saw in the IPL as well. All the players in the squad are in great form and playing really well. I think from that point of view, we just expect ourselves to play the best cricket we can,” Kohli said.

India will kick-off its World Cup campaign against South Africa at Hampshire Bowl, Southampton on June 5.

(With ANI inputs)

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