SHIKHAR DHAWANThe 33-year-old left-handed batsman Shikhar Dhawan made his India ODI debut in 2010. Since his debut, he has been an integral part of the ODI set up in the backdrop of some excellent performances. With a total of 5178 runs in the 123 matches that he has played for India, Shikhar Dhawan is India’s one of the most sought after opening batsmen. Boasting of a solid strike rate of 93.48, and a highest ODI score of 137, Shikhar Dhawan can take apart the opposition bowling attack with his flamboyant batting skills on his day. Come 2019 World Cup, he would aim to add to his 27 half-centuries and 15 hundreds.ROHIT SHARMARohit Sharma is a right-handed batsman who made his ODI debut for India against Ireland on June 23, 2007. Born in Nagpur, the 31-year-old Rohit has three double centuries to his name in ODIs. What sets Rohit Sharma apart is the way he goes about his innings – he usually takes his time to settle on the pitch but once he crosses 50-60 runs, he tends to explode. Rohit has played 201 ODIs for India and has scored 7808 runs at a strike rate of 88.33. Rohit’s highest ODI score is 264 that he scored at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. In his ODI career so far, Rohit has scored 22 hundreds, 39 fifties and three doubles hundreds.KL RAHULThe 26-year old KL Rahul is a right-handed batsman from Karnataka who made his ODI debut for India on June 11, 2016 against Zimbabwe away from home. The wicketkeeper-batsman has played 13 ODIs and managed to score 317 runs at a strike rate of 80.66. Rahul’s highest score for India is 100 and that’s the only ODI hundred he has to his name. Rahul has also scored two fifties in the ODIs for India. Rahul, who was recently embroiled in the Koffee with Karan controversy along with Hardik Pandya, is a flamboyant batsman and is known for his stroke-making once he gets going.advertisementVIRAT KOHLIVirat Kohli, who is now the Indian captain, shot to fame after leading his squad to a memorable victory in the U-19 World Cup. Kohli then made his ODI debut for India on August 18, 2008 and there was no looking back for the batsman. Born in Delhi, the 30-year-old Kohli is set to lead India in the World Cup 2019 in England and Wales and would be looking to get his second World Cup victory. Kohli was a part of the 2011 World Cup-winning Team India under MS Dhoni. Kohli is regarded as the best batsman of the current generation and one of the best of all time as he chases Sachin Tendulkar’s batting records. Kohli has scored 10533 runs in 222 ODIs for India at a strike rate of 92.59 and an excellent average of 59.51. Kohli has scored 39 hundreds and 49 fifties in his career so far.MS DHONIThe 37-year-old MS Dhoni is at the last stretch of his career having captained India to three ICC trophies is now set to play under captain Virat Kohli in the World Cup 2019. Ranchi-born Dhoni made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka on December 2, 2005 and since then he has scored 10415 runs in 338-ODI appearance for the country. Dhoni, who is a right-handed batsmen, is famous for his trademark helicopter shot and fast hand behind the stumps. MS Dhoni, who has scored over 10000 runs at an average of 50.8 and a strike rate of 87.69, has a highest ODI score of 183. Dhoni has 10 centuries and 70 half-centuries to his name.DINESH KARTHIKThe Chennai-born wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik made his ODI debut for India against Australia on September 5, 2004 but had been in direct competition with MS Dhoni throughout his career. At the moment, Karthik is seen in the role of a finisher for the Indian team. Karthik has played 91 ODIs, scoring 1738 runs including nine half-centuries. Karthik has scored the runs at a strike rate of 73.71.VIJAY SHANKARThe 28-year-old Vijay Shankar made his ODI debut for India on January 18, 2019 against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Born in Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, Shankar is seam-bowling all-rounder alongside Hardik Pandya for the Indian cricket team. Even though Shankar is an all-rounder, he is a batting all-rounder and showed spark and stability with the bat against New Zealand last month. In the four ODIs that Shankar has played, he has scored 45 runs at a strike rate of 70.31 with his highest being 45. With the ball, Shankar has much to improve as he has gone wicketless in the four matches.HARDIK PANDYABorn in Baroda, the 25-year old Hardik Pandya made his ODI debut for India against Sri Lanka on July 26, 2017. Hardik plays the role of a seam-bowling all-rounder in the Indian team – he is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium pacer. In the 45 ODIs Hardik has played for India, he has scored 731 runs with the bat at a strike rate of 116.59. His highest ODI score is 83. With the ball in his hand, Hardik has picked 44 wickets in 45 matches at an average of 39.73. His best ODI bowling figure is 3 for 31. Though Hardik is a handy bowler for his captain, he is more famous for his explosive batting.advertisementKEDAR JADHAVKedar Jadhav is a batting all-rounder for India and is 33 years old. Born in Pune, Jadhav made his India ODI debut on November 16, 2011 against Sri Lanka. Jadhav is a right-handed batsman and bowls right-arm off break. Apart from his steady and stable batting skills, Jadhav is famous for his unique round-arm bowling action and often picks crucial wickets and breaks partnerships during ODIs for India. Jadhav has played 54 ODIs for India scoring 1002 at a strike rate of 106.82 with his highest score being 120. With the ball, Jadhav has picked 25 wickets in 54 games at an average of 31.56.KULDEEP YADAVThe 24-year old Kuldeep Yadav was born in Kanpur and is a crucial spinner for India. He made his ODI debut against Australia on March 25, 2017, and since then, he has been a crucial element in India’s limited-overs plans. Kuldeep is a left-arm chinaman and is often referred to as a mystery bowler. Kuldeep has played 39 ODIs for India and has picked 77 wickets at an outstanding average of 20.65. Kuldeep’s best ODI bowling figure is 6 for 25. He has four 4-wicket hauls to his name and one 5-wicket haul. Kuldeep also has a hat-trick to his name that he picked against Australia in 2017.YUZVENDRA CHAHALBorn in Jind, Haryana, Yuzvendra Chahal forms the spin partnership with Kuldeep Yadav for the Indian team in limited-overs cricket. The 28-year-old is also a wrist spinner and bowls right-arm leg break. Chahal made his India ODI debut against Zimbabwe on June 11, 2016. In 40 ODIs, Chahal has 71 wickets to his name with an average of 23.83. 6 for 42 is Chahal’s best bowling figure in ODIs. Chahal has picked two 5-wicket hauls for India in just 40 matches while he also has a 4-wicket haul to his name. Along with Kuldeep, Chahal remains a very integral part of India’s World Cup plans.RAVINDRA JADEJARavindra Jadeja is not India’s primary spin option in limited-overs cricket but remains an important part of the setup owing to his all-round abilities on the field. Belonging to Rajkot, the 30-year-old Jadeja made his debut for India in ODIs back on February 8, 2009 against Sri Lanka. In his 147-ODI career, Jadeja has picked 171 wickets at an average of 35.41. Jadeja’s best ODI figure is 5 for 36 and that’s the sole 5-wicket haul of his. He, however, has seven 4-wicket hauls to his name. A left-arm orthodox, Jadeja is also extremely handy with the bat and is the best Indian fielder in the current unit. Jadeja has scored 1990 runs in 147 matches at a strike rate of 84.97 with his highest score being 87. Apart from his batting and bowling, Jadeja is especially an asset due to his exceptional fielding standards.advertisementJASPRIT BUMRAHJasprit Bumrah is undoubtedly the best limited-overs bowlers at the moment. Born in Ahmedabad, the 25-year-old Bumrah is a certainty to the World Cup for India. Bumrah, who is a right-arm fast medium, made his India debut in ODIs against Australia on January 23, 2016. Since his debut, Bumrah has represented India in 44 ODIs and has picked 78 wickets at an average of 21.01. Bumrah best ODI figures are 5 for 27. Bumrah has picked one 5-wicket haul in his ODI career so far and four 4-wicket hauls. Bumrah’s measly bowling skills makes him a huge asset for the Indian team. Also, he is a death-over specialist for Team India and is known for his remarkable ability to bowl perfect yorkers. Another aspect that makes Bumrah tick is the variety in his pace and deliveries.BHUVNESHWAR KUMARBhuvneshwar Kumar made his ODI debut for India on December 30, 2012 and has been a regular feature ever since. Born in Meerut, the 29-year-old Bhuvneshwar is a right-arm medium pacer and swing bowling is one of his biggest assets. Bhuvneshwar has 114 wickets to his name in 103 ODI at an average of 35.91. Bhuvneshwar has picked three 4-wicket hauls and one 5-wicket haul in his ODI career so far with his best figures being 5 for 42. Bhuvneshwar is famous for troubling the batsmen with his line and length and his death-over bowling.MOHAMMED SHAMIThe 28-year-old Mohammed Shami has made his way back in the limited-overs setup of the Indian team with his improved fitness and strike bowling. Born in Jonagar, Bengal, Shami made his India ODI debut on January 6, 2013 against Pakistan. Shami is a right-arm medium pacer and has picked 108 wickets in the 59 ODIs he has played for India at an average of 25.35. Shami has six 4-wicket hauls to his name with his best figures being 4 for 35. Shami is essentially known for generating excellent seam and picking wickets.