Declaring Workforce India’s poor document in stress video games in latest occasions, former Pakistan allrounder Mohammad Hafeez has opined that the Males in Blue could have a degree to show on this 12 months’s ODI World Cup.
The 50-over World Cup is scheduled to be performed in India later this 12 months and the hosts would undoubtedly start the competitors as favourites. India’s efficiency in latest ICC tournaments have not likely been on top of things. Whereas they’ve performed nicely to commonly qualify for the semifinals and finals in huge competitions, they’ve struggled within the huge video games.
India haven’t gained a World Cup in any format since 2011 whereas their final ICC trophy got here in 2013. Since then, they’ve misplaced the ultimate of 2014 T20 World Cup, semifinal of 2015 and 2019 ODI World Cup, semifinal of 2016 and 2022 T20 World Cup in addition to the ultimate of the 2017 Champions Trophy.
India will likely be determined to finish their trophy drought this 12 months by profitable the World Cup and Mohammad Hafeez believes they can even have a degree to show. The previous Pakistan allrounder acknowledged that India are scorching favourites to win the 2023 World Cup at house earlier than saying that they must discover methods to carry out to their potential in knockout matches.
“Sizzling favourites are India. India have a giant plus level as a result of within the latest previous, I really feel prefer it began from the period of Ganguly. They’ve the mindset of a world-beater. From there, MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli carried on. Within the latest previous, say within the final 10-12 years, wherever India are enjoying, they’re thought of as scorching favourites. That’s particular from India,” Mohammad Hafeez instructed Sports activities Tak.
“And when the tournaments occur in India, when huge matches occur in India, in bilateral collection, oppositions have little or no probability. Their success price could be very excessive. However, when huge tournaments come, I believe India are missing in only one facet. Within the latest previous, in ICC occasions, they don’t seem to be capable of carry out within the huge matches.
“You may describe it some ways, however the stress of enjoying in knockout matches in ICC occasions, that isn’t there in bilateral collection. It’s fairly much like enjoying home cricket and worldwide cricket. It’s troublesome to explain the stress of enjoying in ICC knockout matches. India haven’t been capable of deal with that stress in main occasions.
“They’ve misplaced crunch matches, towards England they misplaced the semi-final. In 2017, within the Champions Trophy closing, they misplaced. Then additionally, they have been favourites. This can be a pinching level so far as India are involved. India now have a degree to show to the world. They need to come and carry out nicely in ICC main occasions,” he added.
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