India has showed some great display of consistent performances with the bat in this World Cup. They have secured victory in all the matches so far in this World Cup.
Also, as a matter of fact, most of the Indian batsmen have been in brilliant form throughout this World Cup. The former Indian batsman, VVS Laxman believes that the team’s batting line up is expected to do well even in the knock out stage. Raina scored a sensational knock of an unbeaten 110 runs to chase down a total of 288 runs against Zimbabwe in their final league game of Pool B in Auckland.
Laxman said that he was very happy to see Raina amongst the top run scorers for the team. The top four of the Indian batting line up had enough of exposure so far and they seemed to be in a good touch. The partnership between Raina and Dhoni of 196 runs was surely spectacular. Laxman was also impressed by the brilliant performance of Dhoni, who scored a brilliant 85 runs off 76 deliveries as finished the game with a brilliant six.
Laxman said that the thing which impresses him a lot about Dhoni is perhaps his style of adapting to different situations in the game. He also said that Dhoni reads the situations well and always has a plan ready with him. Laxman added that Dhoni was handed over the responsibility of captaincy early on in his career and he believes that he has made the most out of it.
Also, after the win against Zimbabwe, Dhoni surpassed Clive Lloyd with respect to the most number of consecutive victories in World Cup. Dhoni has 10 victories which includes 6 from this World Cup and 4 from the previous World Cup.
Laxman also stated that Dhoni has handled his team very well so far in this tournament. Dhoni was criticized earlier for not talking much with the bowlers during the game but in this tournament, he has taken relatively extra effort to go and speak to the bowlers and guide his team in every possible situation.
Laxman finally stated that India has shown strength in all three departments of the game and India will be a tough team to beat if they carry on with their present form in the knock out stages.