The former Windies Great Clive Lloyd believes that the Indian National Cricket Team has been sensational in the tournament so far. He feels that the team, who would like to win the cup, must beat the Virat Kohli-led side. Lloyd terms India as the well-balanced team.
Virat Kohli´s men are unbeaten after their first six matches of the round-robin competition and need just one win from their remaining three games to guarantee a place in the semi-finals.
Defending Champions Australia were the first to book a final-four spot and will be battling for the top position with India and New Zealand as the league phase draws to a close.
I have been impressed by India – Clive Lloyd
Lloyd, who led West Indies to two World Cup triumphs, in 1975 and 1979, said he had been disappointed by the current team’s(West Indies) campaign before hailing the Indian team for their heroics so far in the tournament.
Former West Indies skipper Clive Lloyd feels a “very well-balanced” India have emerged as the team to beat in the ongoing ICC World Cup.
“I have been impressed by India — I think the winner of the whole thing is going to be one of them or Australia,” Lloyd said in a column for the International Cricket Council. Any team that wants to lift the trophy will have to beat India — they are unbeaten so far and look a very well-balanced side.”
Jasprit Bumrah is fantastic –
India thrashed West Indies by 125 runs on Thursday to end the Caribbean side’s hopes of qualifying from the 10-team group stage. The former skipper of Windies lavished rich praise on India’s bowling attack.
“Jasprit Bumrah is a fantastic discovery but behind him, guys like Mohammed Shami and the wrist spinners have been really impressive. What I like about their attack, as opposed to many in this tournament, is that they bowl to take wickets,” Lloyd wrote in his column for the ICC.
Well, it would be interesting to see how things would pan out for the Indian team in the remaining part of the tournament. India would be aiming to bag the number 1 position in the tournament.