The marvelous journey of Indian cricket has seen many ups and down. From being played by men, women, and children irrespective of caste, creed, color, conviction, culture, cuisine, costume and customs, to becoming a religion in itself. Cricket is a game of masses. Over the course of many years, a lot of stalwarts have risen from this country and given performances that have made our country proud. The Cricket World Cup is the greatest prize in the Cricketing world and also the most coveted trophy that any Cricket playing nation can win. India has achieved this feat twice and brought home the Cricket World cups in 1983 under the captaincy of Kapil Dev and in 2011 under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni (M.S. Dhoni). Can India repeat history? Can India win the Cricket World Cup 2019?
The Indian team has been considered as one of the finest teams in the cricket world for quite a few years now. The team has an almost unbreakable unity and a winning mentality, that enables them to perform well on the pitch in all departments. A lot of experts back the Men in Blue to lift the trophy at Lord’s Stadium on 14th of July 2019 – the ultimate battle of grit and glory.
Here are 4 top reasons why #ViratKohli and #TeamIndia can win #CWC19.
1) The X factor of Team India – Virat Kohli
If in the recent time of this fast-evolving cricket format. There is only one batsman who can strike fear in the hearts of opposition teams and tear down the best bowling attacks of the world at his will, and the name is Virat “Run Machine” Kohli from Team India. The daredevil right-handed batsman is a clean striker of the ball and is by far, the best cricketer in world cricket today. He has taken the mantle of captaincy from M.S. Dhoni to another level with his aggression and fitness. He leads the Men in Blue with full confidence and a winning attitude. Though Virat’s captaincy record is not as good as M.S. Dhoni or Sourav Ganguly, he still has miles to go. The good thing is the number of records Virat Kohli has made and broken. From his career statistics, he is an asset for Team Indian. Virat Kohli would be desperate to rebrand his image as the third Indian captain to prove his mettle by lifting the ultimate World Cup.
2) The strongest batting lineup of World Cup 2019
Today in the T20 era, Cricket is more of a batsmen’s game than a bowler’s game. Currently, a high scoring match is very common, no matter what the pitch is. Even chasing a 300+ score is very common nowadays. The Indian Team has the finest hitters available in its arsenals like Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan. They both together form one of the finest opening pairs of modern Cricket. Power of KL Rahul with the bat is great and we have seen that from time to time. Hardik Pandya is another batsman who can play in any position given the circumstances. Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, and Dinesh Karthik will bring with them tonnes of experience that helps them to control the pace of the match as and when required. The lower batting order has the ex-captain M.S. Dhoni whose batting skills need no introduction and is very much capable to play under stress. Kedar Jadhav & Ravindra Jadeja are the best all-rounders of the Indian team right now. With such an impressive lineup of batsmen, the Indian team can surely do wonders in London.
3) The most unpredictable and deadliest bowling attack
Team India has always faced a problem with its bowling lineup. There was always a lack of bowlers, especially in the death overs. There was no consistent bowler in Team India capable of performing on a regular basis as a match winner. In each and every cricket series different bowlers perform rather than a consistent bowler. Often it is seen that team India has always some tricks in their sleeves. Bowlers like Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah are a gift to the current team India as they can shift the match anytime they want by restricting the other’s team run flow and taking wickets at regular intervals. Kedar Jadhav is another bowler who can create magic with the new ball. Hardik Pandya will be the one bowler who can rise to any expectations and can perform when the team India needs it the most. Men in Blue consist of some world-class spinners. Currently, the most experienced spinner is Ravindra Jadeja followed by Kuldeep Yadav who is often touted as chinaman of India. India’s trump card could be spinner named Yuzvendra Chahal. This bowling attack is a deadly combo and can turn the tables anytime.
4) The master tactician in MS Dhoni
M.S. Dhoni the man with the Midas touch may have lost the Midas touch but his mere presence can make a difference. The de facto leader of Men in Blue, MSD is one of the best wicketkeepers in Cricket history and India is super blessed to have him. After leaving captaincy he has been mentoring Virat and others. He is always involved in the game and his presence of mind and judgment are worth acknowledging. As many have predicted that this is MSD’s last World Cup as a player and he would like to end it on a high note. MSD deserves a marvelous farewell just like Sachin Tendulkar and that is only possible if India is able to lift the World Cup 2019. As middle order is little inexperienced, MSD is the only trump card of India right now. MSD has rich experience as a batsman and he has a huge pressure on himself to deliver it. The top order will do its job but India needs MSD to finish the match on the winning side.
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