Mumbai (Maharashtra), April 15 -- : Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday announced the 15-member Indian squad for the upcoming World Cup.

Dinesh Karthik, the wicket-keeper batsman was given a nod ahead of Rishabh Pant in the final squad of fifteen. MSK Prasad, the Chairman of selectors said that they went for Karthik as he possess better wicket keeping skills.

"It's definitely a case where we debated for long. We all felt that either Pant or Karthik will come in the playing XI if Dhoni is injured. We all felt if the injury happens in the semi-finals, wicket-keeping also matters, so that is the reason why we went for Karthik instead of Pant," MSK Prasad, the Chairman of selectors told reporters.

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