India are a strong ODI side. Their batting is one of their key strengths, and their bowling is also catching up. They are expected to give a tough competition to any side. So here are the top three reasons why India are among the favourites for the World Cup:
1) Batting Prowess
India’s top order is among the most formidable line-ups in the history of ODI cricket. Dhawan, Sharma and Kohli have been among the best batters of this generation and they are likely to have a major impact on this World Cup. Even if one of the three gets going, they are extremely hard to stop for anyone.
2) Improved Bowling
India’s bowling has also improved in recent times. It is clear that this change has come about since the rise of Jasprit Bumrah. The spinners in the line-up are also match winners and have the ability to change a game in an instant. The backup fast bowlers are the possible weak link, but India will hope that they are not needed too much.
3) Crowd Support
Wherever they go, the Indians are likely to get huge crowd support. Especially in England, there are a lot of Indian expats and travellers who will be there to support their team. This can be a major factor that can boost the morale of the Indian team. It is expected that they will witness full houses for all their matches, and this will motivate them no end.
To sum up, it is clear that India are one of the favourites for the World Cup. Their batting line up is superb and they can take apart any bowling attack. If and when they reach the semis, they will be really hard to stop!