- If one team appears indefatigable, competitive, exuding confidence, bursting with enthusiasm, and oozing with talent in the ongoing 50-over World Cup, it is none other than Team India. The way Rohit Sharma’s led team has progressed so far in the tournament is any indication, then it must be an extremely wayward and miserable exhibition of cricket from now on that would stop them from reaching the semi-finals or for that matter finals. Team India has been clinical, ruthless, and far superior in skills as compared to other opposition teams played against them so far. Team India’s talented cricketers have showcased their superior brilliance in all three departments of the game with fabulous results. The fans are not complaining, though. They expect more for sure.
- Right from the first game against Australia in Chennai – where it lost the first three top-order batsmen for nothing – Team India has progressed tremendously during the tournament. The way Captain Rohit Sharma has gone about his batting with an attacking mindset has set the tone for the Team big-time. And what an eye-pleasing sight it is to watch Rohit unveil a repertoire of stroke plays that is not only pleasing to the connoisseurs for its copybook style but also reveals the natural talent possessed by the batter coming out with intent to boss over the opposition. Rohit is blessed with a lazy elegance and the combination of power hitting with natural flair only makes it that much more challenging for the opposition to stop him when in full flow.
- The ease with which he is clearing the boundary lane against some of the renowned pacers and spinners is a treat to watch. No wonder, he has become the owner of the highest number of sixers scored in international cricket. Shubhman Gill has shown enough indications of the natural talent he is blessed with. And a big score is around the corner from the gifted batter. Now, what encomiums will do justice to an extraordinary cricketer like Virat Kohli who simply keeps entertaining cricket lovers with his exceptional display unendingly? The king of chase is in sublime form right through the tournament delivering one applaudable knock after another with such ease and finesse. Virat’s hunger for runs is simply unbelievable but Team India will not complain.
- KL Rahul too has shown glimpses of his skillful batting apart from donning the wicketkeeper’s gloves. He has been no less than sensational behind the wickets by showcasing amazing catching skills to affect dismissals at crucial times. Shreyas Iyer hasn’t yet hit the straps as expected from him. But has shown enough glimpses of his unquestionable talent that might unravel soon. Ravindra Jadeja came to the party with the bat against New Zealand in Dharamsala apart from being handy with the ball as usual. Jasprit Bumrah is top-class with the ball at the beginning, in the middle, and in the end. Mohammad Siraj and Mohammed Shami have been exceptional too. No wonder, Team India won five consecutive matches and has emerged as the team to beat.