WORLD CUP 2019 TEAM ANALYSIS AND PREVIEWS

India team

The lowdown 
Title odds 4.10
To reach semi-final 1.13
To reach the final 2.00

 

Coach Ravi Shastri & Captain Virat Kohli

Titles 2 -2015 Semi-finals

Last two years win % 72
Win bat first % 65
Win bat second % 74
Batting average rank 1st
Batting strike rate rank 2nd
Bowling economy rank 2nd
Bowling strike rate rank 3rd
Top runscorer Rohit Sharma
Game changer Kuldeep Yadav

 

When perusing the batting and bowling ranks listed above, it is hard not to recognize this India team as the best in the world, despite what the odds lists or ICC rankings say. They can do a lot.

It is notable that Bumrah and Shami were not available for India’s 2-1 defeat by England last year and Kumar played only once. They also have a final appearance in the 2017 Champions Trophy to their name so the notion that they will struggle in English conditions holds little water.

*Positives/Negatives*

Brilliant batting Kuldeep form a worry
Brilliant bowling Too reliant on top three?
Vast experience

*Squad breakdown*

Rohit Sharma

Openers 

Shikhar Dhawan

 

Middle-order 

Virat Kohli

Vijay Shankar

Kedar Jadhav

Dinesh Karthik

KL Rahul

All-rounders

Hardik Pandya

Ravi Jadeja

Kedar Jadhav

 

MS Dhoni

Wicketkeepers

Dinesh Karthik

 

Spinners

Kuldeep Yadav

Yuz Chahal

Jadeja

 

Pace bowlers

Jasprit Bumrah

 Mohammad Shami

Bhuv Kumar

Probable: XI Rohit, Dhawan, Kohli, Shankar, Dhoni, Jadav, Pandya, Kuldeep, Chahal, Shami, Bumrah

World Cup 2019 Prediction: To reach the Semi final 

BY – Dinesh Dinnu

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