Former England captain and the man of controversies, Geoffrey Boycott has said that the Indian cricket team is doing exceptionally well just because so far it has been only a so called batsman’s World Cup and they will continue to be a big threat only when batting first.

He personally thinks that it is because this is a batsman’s World Cup that the Indian side is looking at the flat decks, short boundaries, heavy bats, no spin or turn and you look at the field restrictions. It is thus pretty much easier than ever for the batsman, more difficult for the bowlers. And also he thinks India’s strength is batting and that they have always had good batsmen. So batting first, he believes India will be a threat, a positively big threat, Boycott told that last day.

Adding weight to Boycott’s ‘batting first’ theory, India have won two important games while putting runs on the board against Pakistan and South Africa. The former England captain believes that India’s forte has always been batting.

When one bats first and one has a good batting line up, there is a lot less pressure among the players, they have no inhibitions, they play with freedom, they can express themselves because batting is their forte. And when one bats first one does not know what score one is going to get, what score is going to be best, and so on, said Boycott.

Boycott also opined that skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is comfortable with batting first and hence toss is key for India.

India’s bowling, led by Mohammed Shami, has also improved by leaps and bounds during the Australian summer and Boycott had a word of praise for the bowling department.

 

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