The ICC Cricket World Cup will be played during the month of June 2019. This time England will host the World Cup. Team India is an extreme position in the ODI format of the game because almost every player is in very good form. Here are some factors that make India one of the top contenders of the ICC 2019 World Cup.
After being out of the shocking group stage of the 2007 World Cup, the performance of the Indian team in all ICC events was remarkable. Less than a year is left for the beginning of cricket, India is currently at number 2. The hometown team is ready to lift the prestigious trophy for the third time.
India is consistently performing after losing to New Zealand in the last World Cup semi-final. Before India was ahead of them, India was the largest part of India. In last year’s Champions Trophy, which was played in England, India had fallen short in the finals and they will go one step further next year.
In the 10-team tournament, India is definitely one of the top contenders to win the tournament. India’s case gets stronger by looking at the fact that India will visit England for the next two-and-a-half months, so that players will get enough time to prepare.
Apart from this, here are five reasons why India can win the World Cup in 2019:
1) A Well Set Opening Partnership
Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are world-class batsmen Second, both complement each other. Rohit is a slow starter while Dhawan plays aggressively. Once Rohit comes to him, Dhawan plays a supporting role. Apart from this, Rohit (2th) and Dhawan (9th) are the only opening pairs, who are currently ranked in the top 10 in the ICC ODI batting rankings.
Batting together in 90 innings, both have scored more than 4000 runs at an average of more than 45. Apart from this, they perform some extraordinary performances in the Global Tournament.
Rohit Sharma has been a very reliable batsman for the Indian team after starting the innings at the 2013 Champions Trophy. Since then, the highest talented right-handed batsman has scored 4616 runs in 94 matches at an average of 55. During this period, he made 15 centuries and now we can undoubtedly say that moving ahead is best in Rohit Sharma’s career.
With the dynamic duo to start the innings for India in the World Cup, India will definitely make some fantastic starters and their performance will be important for India’s success in the tournament.
2) Virat Kohli At His Best
The greatest batsman of his generation, Indian captain Virat Kohli comes in number three position to bat. This year he has scored 1202 runs in 14 games, which is an average of 133.55. Kohli is the key to India’s World Cup campaign, especially a delicate middle-order and especially long tail.
The Indian skipper has been consistent with the bat and has shown intent to perform well in all conditions. The upcoming tour of England will definitely help him and the whole side to prepare well for the next year’s tournament.
With Virat expected to continue his ominous form with the bat and in the field even in England, India definitely will look to trump the home team who are the favorites to win the tournament.
3) Superb Fast Bowler
The way two premium fast bowlers have developed over time makes them more valuable to the team. Bumrah is no longer just a bowler, who only rely on the yorker. Although the Yorker remained their biggest weapon, Bumrah had made considerable changes in his speed and length and made him more powerful.
On the other hand, Bhuvneshwar Kumar mainly came into the international arena as a swing bowler. Over the past few years, Bhubaneswar has not only increased the speed but has also mastered many new changes – slow-moving, cutter and knock ball.
4) Magical spinners – Jadeja, Chahal and Kuldeep
TTeam India has produced good quality spinners. Kuldeep Yadav is in excellent form and has taken 67 wickets in 33 matches – out of which 9 are coming in 3 ODIs in England. Kuldeep Yadav is currently at number 3 while Yuswendra Chahal is ranked 6th in the ICC ODI bowling rankings. Ravindra Jadeja has magical spin bowling too.
Joining Yusufendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav in Indian limited overs has been a revelation. As the ODI format developed, the role of wrist spinners fell a bit, because the teams started paying attention to the control of runs in the middle overs.
But with the new rules and field restrictions, the batting side is now adopting more aggressive approaches in the mid-term, which translates opportunities to take more wickets directly for the bowling side. These changes meant that the wrist became more effective in the middle of an ODI, and India was lucky for two world-class wrist spinners.
The added advantage of being a wrist spinner in the side is that they can produce spin on surfaces which are not suitable for spin bowling. Jodi (Chahal and Kuldeep) joint figures are effective in ODIs as they have taken 81 (43 + 39) wickets in 40 (22 + 18) joint innings, which means they take four wickets in almost every match.
5) The Mastermind – MS Dhoni
Indian cricket’s chief architect of the vacant dominance, Dhoni is the best brain in world cricket. After leaving captaincy, he is often seen mentioning Virat, suggesting reviews and guiding the fielders.
Always included in the game, he is one of the main pillars of the side. The 2019 World Cup will be their last match and they will be more motivated than ever before to finish it on a high note. In truth, a career is entitled to a splendid farewell as good.
In his stance, Dhoni has opened the face of his bat a little, so that he can play a detailed yorker effectively. Before that, the face of his closed bat made him a pre-dominant onsite batsman. Their arsenal has also been altered, allowing them to be consistent with the stumps.
Soon, the youngest MS Dhoni, who is thirty-two years old, has become very fitter and stronger. MS Dhoni will definitely make a big difference in India’s campaign with the ‘Finisher’ back, which will make him one of the top contenders to lift the trophy.
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