Other than the hosts England, India has been tipped as the favourites to win the 2019 World Cup. They have put up some spectacular performances in recent times in ODIs, their only hiccup was against Australia at home where its usually a fortress.
Although India have the players to be unstoppable, if their team plays to their full potential they are nearly impossible to beat.
Reasons Why India Could Win It All
The Cricket World Cup is the greatest prize that every cricketing nation would want which makes it the most anticipated and contested event in the cricketing world. India has managed to win the sought-after trophy twice which was in 1983 and 2011. This India side has been regarded as one of the best teams to grace the game and it been this way for the last few years due to some fantastic players that they possess. This team has become accustomed to winning and its due to their burning desire to always give it their all and win.
If there’s anyone that’s a prime example of having a winning mentality its definitely India’s captain Virat Kohli. The right-handed batsman is seen as the best batsman in world cricket today and many can disagree. He was the perfect person to take over the captaincy of India from MS Dhoni due to the way he drives the side to be the best they can be. His record as the captain might not be as good as Dhoni’s but its certainly right up there with the very best. Kohli has broken countless records which speak for themselves and definitely prove why he is viewed as the best. His unbelievable craving to win should help him become the third Indian captain to win the World Cup.
Impressive Batting Order
In today’s world the game has changed, its shifted away from bowlers and the dominant party has become batsmen. Teams score on average 300 these days which was a lot before, but sides now chase down scores of this magnitude with ease. A team that can achieve these scores or chase them down easily is certainly India. Their entire batting line-up has some of the best hitters of the game. Their openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan have developed into one of the best opening partnerships in India’s history, they are the only opening pair to both be ranked inside the ICC Top 10 for ODIs. Sharma especially has been something else in ODIs as he has the most double hundreds by anyone ever.
Make Up Of Team
The experience in the team could prove extremely beneficial with the likes of Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu and Dinesh Karthik all knowing what it takes to win. This is not to shy away from their bowling line-up which are very unpredictable. They have world class pace bowlers in Bhuvaneswar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah, their spinners are nothing short of absolutely fantastic as well. The likes of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja can change any game on its head. They’re a deadly combination that can definitely help India win their third World Cup.
A Sound Bet
The odds of India winning the World Cup are extremely high, they definitely have one of the strongest sides in world cricket today. They win more often than not and if they continue this trend they could go the entire tournament without losing.