The India captain, who will carry the often fevered hopes of a billion people into next week's World Cup, had been asked who will be the first team to score 500 in a 50-over global at a gathering of the captains of the 10 participating teams in east London. "I still don't know what the team combination would be, but if you are going Rohit and Shikhar as openers, to Virat (Kohli) at number 3 and whoever at number 4 then Dhoni could be No. 5", ESPN Cricinfo quoted Tendulkar. From what I've seen he has been really impressive.
From hosting the first three tournaments and reaching the final in 1979, 1987 and 1992, England slid downwards and reached its nadir four years ago when they unceremoniously exited at the group stage in Australia, the last straw being a humbling by an upstart Bangladesh.
Agreeing that bowling units will have a big job at hand, Du Plessis said, "Not all teams are going to be in a great position". Both men lead sides with far greater World Cup pedigrees - the two most recent winners no less - and yet were very keen that England alone have the favourites tag. They've already got a steely edge about them and buddying up to their biggest rival a week before the tournament starts won't help them when they need a killer instinct in the the World Cup. In a 10-team World Cup, the ten best teams in the world, it's going to be an extraordinarily competitive tournament. Hard to tell (what could be the highest-score in the tournament).
Speaking about Pakistan-India tie, he said certainly everyone has been waiting for June 16 when the two bitter rivals face off each other at Old Trafford Ground in Manchester. If you look at Afghanistan from 2015 to now, they are completely different side.
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May 25: India will play their first warm-up game against New Zealand at the Oval. It is across the board a very talented squad that can offer different things at different times. "We always produce good performances so hopefully this will be a special one".
"My answer is the same".
While many expect a bagful of runs in the World Cup, bowlers are bound to come into play at some point, said New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson.
With a powerful batting lineup, power-hitting all-rounders and bowlers capable of taking early wickets and strangling sides through the middle and at the end of an innings it would not surprise if the side did clinch their third title. "It may be the case that some players get motivation from their families, but we are sure to get extra motivation from the fact that we want to win the World Cup for the army", the Indian skipper said. I have no doubt that there will be venues who will be more suited to the bowlers.