The Indian squad for the upcoming cricket World Cup next month was announced on Monday with a core group of players narrowed down to the final 15.

While this 2019 World Cup squad was among the most easy to predict, with 12-13 of the 15 slots all but assured, there were a couple of names that raised questions. The confusion over the No 4 batsman continued as Ambati Rayudu was dropped. All-rounder Vijay Shankar is expected to take up the crucial role.

The biggest debate leading up to the squad announcement was the choice of the second wicketkeeper and the selectors made a tough call by selecting Dinesh Karthik, despite his poor recent form with the bat in the Indian Premier League, over young Rishabh Pant. Pant had been in better form and seemed like the better choice on paper but the selectors opted for Karthik’s experience.

The World Cup begins on 30 May, a couple of weeks after the end of the ongoing IPL, with India playing their first match on 5 June against South Africa,

Here’s a look at the final 15 and how they are doing in the IPL, before and after selection.

This list will be updated on a daily basis during the IPL season.

How India World Cup squad are faring in IPL

Players Performance so far in IPL 2019
Virat Kohli 1) vs CSK: 6 off 12 balls
2) vs MI: 46 off 32 balls
3) vs SRH: 3 off 10 balls
4) vs RR: 23 off 25 balls
5) vs KKR: 84 off 49 balls
6) vs DC: 41 off 33 balls
7) vs KXIP: 67 off 53 balls 

After selection

8) vs MI: 8 off 9 balls
9) vs KKR: 100 off 58 balls 
10) vs CSK: 9 off 8 balls
Rohit Sharma 1) vs DC: 14 off 13 balls
2) vs RCB: 48 off 33 balls
3) vs KXIP: 32 off 18 balls
4) vs CSK: 13 off 18 balls
5) vs SRH: 11 of 14 balls
6) vs KXIP: DNP
7) vs RR: 47 off 32 balls

After selection

8) vs RCB: 28 off 19 balls
9) vs DC: 30 off 22 balls
10) vs RR: 5 off 7 balls
Jasprit Bumrah 1) vs DC: 4-0-40-1
2) vs RCB: 4-0-20-3
3) vs KXIP: 3.4-0-23-0
4) vs CSK: 4-0-27-0
5) vs SRH: 3-0-16-1
6) vs KXIP: 4-0-38-1
7) vs RR: 4-0-23-2

After selection

8) vs RCB: 4-1-22-0
9) vs DC: 4-0-18-2
10) vs RR: 4-0-21-1
Kuldeep Yadav  1) vs SRH: 2-0-18-0
2) vs KXIP: 4-0-32-0
3) vs DC: 4-0-41-2
4) vs RCB: 4-0-31-1
5) vs RR: 4-0-33-0
6) vs CSK: 4-0-16-0
7) vs DC: 2* off 2 balls / 4-0-28-0
8) vs CSK: 3-0-28-0

After selection

9) vs RCB: 4-0-59-1
10) vs SRH: Dropped
MS Dhoni 1) vs RCB: DNB
2) vs DC: 32* off 35 balls
3) vs RR: 75* off 46 balls 
4) vs MI: 12 off 21 balls
5) vs KXIP: 37* off 23 balls
6) vs KKR: DNB
7) vs RR: 58 off 43 balls 
8) vs KKR: 16 off 13 balls

After selection

9) vs SRH: DNP
10) vs RCB: 84* off 48 balls
Hardik Pandya 1) vs DC: 0 off 2 balls / 4-0-41-1
2) vs RCB: 32 off 14 balls / 3-0-37-0
3) vs KXIP: 31 off 19 balls / 3-0-39-0
4) vs CSK: 25* off 8 balls / 4-0-20-3 
5) vs SRH: 14 off 14 balls / 1-0-7-0
6) vs KXIP: 19 off 14 balls / 4-0-57-2
7) vs RR: 28* off 11 balls / 1.3-0-11-0

After selection

8) vs RCB: 37* off 16 balls / 3-0-21-1 
9) vs DC: 32 off 15 balls / 2-0-17-1
10 vs RR: 23 off 15 balls/4-0-31-0
Shikhar Dhawan 1) vs MI: 43 off 36 balls
2) vs CSK: 51 off 47 balls
3) vs KKR: 16 off 8
4) vs KXIP: 30 off 25 balls
5) vs SRH: 12 off 14 balls
6) vs RCB: 0 off 1 ball
7) vs DC: 97*off 63 balls (MOTM)
8) vs SRH: 7 off 8 balls

After selection

9) vs MI: 35 off 22 balls
10) vs KXIP: 56 off 41 balls
11) vs RR: 54 off 27 balls 
Kedar Jadhav 1) vs RCB: 13* off 19 balls
2) vs DC: 27 off 34 balls
3) vs RR: 8 off 3 balls
4) vs MI: 58 off 54 balls
5) vs KXIP: Did not bat or bowl
6) vs KKR: 8* off 8 balls
7) vs RR: 1 off 6 balls
8) vs KKR: 20 off 12 balls

After selection

9) vs SRH: 1 off 2 balls
10) vs RCB: 9 off 9 balls
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 1) vs KKR: 4-0-37-0
2) vs RR: 4-0-55-0
3) vs RCB: 3-0-25-0
4) vs DC: 4-0-27-2
5) vs MI: 2 off 6 balls, 4-0-34-1
6) vs KXIP: 4-0-25-0
7) vs DC: 2 off 4 balls / 4-0-33-2

After selection

8) vs CSK: 4-0-21-0
9) vs KKR: 4-0-35-2
Mohammed Shami 1) vs RR: 4-0-33-0
2) vs KKR: 4-0-44-1
3) vs MI: 4-0-42-2
4) vs DC: 0 off 1 / 4-0-27-2
5) vs CSK: 4-0-41-0
6) vs SRH: 4-0-30-1
7) vs MI: 4-0-21-3
8) vs RCB: 4-0-54-1

After selection

9) vs RR: 4-0-46-2
10) vs DC: 4-0-21-1
Yuzvendra Chahal  1) vs CSK: 4 off 12 balls / 4-1-6-1
2) vs MI: 4-0-38-4
3) vs SRH: 1 off 3 balls / 4-0-44-1
4) vs RR: 4-0-17-2
5) vs KKR: 4-0-24-1
6) vs DC: 1* off 1 ball / 4-0-36-0
7) vs KXIP: 4-0-33-2

After selection

8) vs MI: 4-0-27-2
9) vs KKR: 3-0-45-0
10) vs CSK: 4-0-24-1
KL Rahul  1) vs RR: 4 off 4 balls
2) vs KKR: 1 off 5 balls
3) vs MI: 77 off 57 balls
4) vs DC: 15 off 11 balls
5) vs CSK: 55 off 47 balls
6) vs SRH: 71* off 53 balls (MOTM)
7) vs MI: 100* off 64 balls
8) vs RCB: 18 off 15 balls 

After selection

9) vs RR: 52 off 47 balls
10) vs DC: 12 off 9 balls
Vijay Shankar 1) vs KKR: 40* off 24 balls
2) vs RR: 35 off 15 balls / 1-0-13-0
3) vs RCB: 9 off 3 balls / 2-0-13-0
4) vs DC: 16 off 21 balls
5) vs MI: 5 off 10 balls
6) vs KXIP: 26 off 27 balls
7) vs DC: 1 off 2 balls / 2-0-17-0

After selection

8) vs CSK: 7 off 11 balls / 2-0-11-1 
9) vs KKR: DNB
Ravindra Jadeja  1) vs RCB: 6* off 15 balls / 4-1-15-2
2) vs DC: 4-0-23-1
3) vs RR: 8* off 3 balls / 2-0-23-0
4) vs MI: 1 off 2 balls / 2-0-10-1
5) vs KXIP: 4-0-24-0
6) vs KKR: 4-0-17-1
7) vs RR: 9* off 4 balls / 4-0-20-2
8) vs KKR: 31* off 17 balls / 4-0-49-0

After selection

9) vs SRH: 10 off 20 balls / 4-0-22-0
10) vs RCB: 11 off 12 balls / 4-0-29-2
Dinesh Karthik 1) vs SRH: 2 off 4 balls
2) vs KXIP: 1* off 1 ball
3) vs DC: 50 off 36 balls
4) vs RCB: 19 off 15 balls
5) vs RR: DNB
6) vs CSK: 19 off 21 balls
7) vs DD: 2 off 3 balls
8) vs CSK: 18 off 14 balls

After selection

9) vs RCB: 0* off 0 balls 
10) vs SRH: 6 off 4 balls

Updated as of RR vs DC on 22 April