Why Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav can star in England: rating India's 15-man Cricket World Cup squad - in pictures

Here's a player-by-player lowdown of what role they will likely play for the title contenders

The Indian team, led by Virat Kohli, will begin their Cricket World Cup campaign on Wednesday when they come up against South Africa at Rose Bowl in Southampton.

India are ranked No 2 in the ICC ODI rankings and among the form sides in the world at the moment - regardless of format. Kohli himself is the world's best batsman and, along with vice-captain Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, forms one of the most formidable top-orders in ODIs.

But it is their bowling attack that is expected to shine in England and Wales given their bowling styles suit the conditions while there is enough variety to keep batsmen on their toes.

Needless to say, though, each player will have a different role and personal goal, aside from winning the cup, of course. Also, there is no guarantee every one of those 15 players will get a game - unless a situation arises where members of the first XI do not perform or the team lose a few games along the way.

Find out what we expect from the 15 players by scrolling through the photo gallery above. To move on to the next position, click the arrows on the photo, or if using a mobile device simply swipe.

Updated: June 4, 2019 02:44 PM

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