Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has said that India is one of the strongest candidates for the next world cup. He has been impressed by the death bowling in the ODI series against England. India won the series by a healthy margin of 3-1 despite losing the last match.

Ganguly said, “Every win is important and winning is good for a young team. You can only prepare a team by winning matches. And it is a good win if you consider that they did not win any ODIs in either South Africa or New Zealand. India are placed quite well for the World Cup. They have played some good cricket here in England in the ODIs. And as long as they keep playing good cricket and keep winning, they will find the right combination for the World Cup.”

He added, “I thought there were good signs about India’s bowling. Mohammad Shami bowled really well in this series. Bowling in the death-overs is something they will have to get better at and it is tough because almost every bowler gets hit in the death-overs nowadays. But let us not be too judgmental. India were outstanding with the ball in this series.”