Former Indian Captain, Rahul Dravid believes India has a wonderful team balance for World Cup-19. However, India lost three matches to Australia but Rahul Dravid their royal return after IPL-19.
After securing a 2-0 lead in the five-match series last month against Australia but India failed to save the 5 match ODI series. However, that was an aberration their fantastic form over the last few years has propelled them to No. 2 on the ICC ODI Team Rankings, and they’re considered one of the favorites for the World Cup.
Moreover, Rahul Dravid fetched last 30 months statistics for answering the question of why India is favorite in upcoming ICC World Cup-19. “In the last 30 months, India has been playing really well, and the loss, much to the credit [of] the way Australia played, came at the back end of a very busy series.”
India found the right team combination for World Cup
The wall, Rahul Dravid ensured asserted that India found the right team combination for World Cup-19. “We have the right combination for the World Cup. If India wins the World Cup, we will not be worrying about who won 2-3 or 3-2. There will be an odd series that India will lose. But the [ICC] rankings prove that India is there and should win the World Cup to become No.1.”
Then explained his statement as well, “India has a very good, balanced team for this World Cup. They have a lot of combinations, a lot of options. It is a question of them performing in the tournament. You can always argue one or two cases, one or two names. The team has been picked, [now] back it and hope they do really well.”
Rahul Dravid asserted his expectations for World Cup too
“This World Cup will probably be a much high scoring one, and India is well equipped for that. English conditions have actually changed, especially for ODIs. We were there last year for [an] ‘A’ series, and the scores were really high – 300 was par score, and was being chased consistently.”
Then Conclude with, “ODIs have changed in England and [you] can’t go with the typical mindset that it will be the old English conditions [of swing and seam]. Wickets have become flatter, encouraging higher scores.”
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Therefore, Former Indian Captain, Rahul Dravid believes India has a wonderful team balance for World Cup-19. Hope India will do well in the ICC World Cup-19.