The defending Champion India is led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who is appearing in his third consecutive world cup, second as captain. On paper, current Indian squad is one of the least experienced teams. Only four of its current players were part of 2011 Winning team, while only Dhoni is playing in his third World Cup. 11 of the players are playing in the big arena for the first time. Dhoni at 33 years of age is the oldest member of the team, while 20 year old Akshar Patel is the youngest.
Players from Current Squad Who Participated in Previous World Cups
2011 World Cup: MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli, Ravichandran Ashwin
2007 World Cup: MS Dhoni
Team for 2015 World Cup
- Captain & Wicketkeeper: MS Dhoni
Players: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Akshar Patel, Mohit Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Stuart Binny
Ishant Sharma replaced by Mohit Sharma