IND Vs ENG: Team India To Stay Back In Dharamsala For Two More Days- Report

Updated - 23 Oct 2023, 02:53 PM

India Playing 11 vs England
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India’s dominance in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 continued as they secured a comprehensive four-wicket victory against New Zealand in Dharamsala on a memorable Sunday. The Men in Blue are in high spirits as they head into their next clash against England in Lucknow on October 29, with a week’s break before they return to the campaign to defend their spot at the points table.

A notable departure from the usual post-match travel routine in the World Cup is that the Indian team has decided to remain in Dharamsala for two days following the New Zealand match. This unusual choice reflects their focus on rest and recovery before gearing up for the crucial encounter in Lucknow.

“The team will not travel today and will stay back in Dharamsala for two days. They will be resting before preparations for the next game in Lucknow begin,” a BCCI official aware of the team’s schedule said.

Throughout their World Cup campaign, India has exhibited a remarkable level of dominance, outclassing their opponents in all five of their matches. A key factor in this success has been the consistency of their bowlers, who have set the stage by not allowing the opposition to post daunting totals.

Team India Is In Top Form With All The Boxes Ticked

India’s batting, led by the in-form Rohit Sharma at the top of the order, has been filled with intent. Captain Virat Kohli has been the leading run-scorer, with an astounding 354 runs in five innings at an average of 118. Kohli, a master of chasing, has notched up four 50+ scores, including a century, showcasing his supreme form.

In the bowling department, Jasprit Bumrah has proven to be India’s go-to seamer, providing penetration and control at various stages of the game. He has received invaluable support from the likes of Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Ravindra Jadeja, and the dynamic all-rounder Hardik Pandya (for the first four games). The latest entrant, Mohammed Shami, has further bolstered the team’s bowling prowess.

New Zealand has historically been a formidable opponent, especially in ICC tournaments, where they have often triumphed over India. However, this time, the Men in Blue exacted their revenge with an all-round performance, securing a particularly special victory. India had to manage without the services of the prolific all-rounder Hardik Pandya, prompting the inclusion of Suryakumar Yadav and Mohammed Shami to enhance both the batting and bowling departments.

As India’s World Cup campaign gathers momentum, they find themselves in a prime position to make a strong bid for the title. With a cohesive unit, a wealth of talent, and a captain in Virat Kohli who is in prolific form, the Men in Blue are poised to continue their march toward cricketing glory. The victory over New Zealand was not only a statement but also a significant step in their journey to reassert their dominance in the cricketing world.

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