Sourav Ganguly
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Former India captain Sourav Ganguly recently opened up about team India’s loss against Australia in the final match of the ICC World Cup 2023. Sourav Ganguly highlighted that the Indian cricket team needs a ‘bit of luck in the final’ to end the ICC trophy drought.

India missed out on winning an ICC tournament for the first time since the 2013 Champions Trophy, losing in the ODI World Cup final in Ahmedabad. The Men in Blue have suffered defeats in various ICC event finals and semi-finals across formats over the past decade.

India has an opportunity to clinch the ICC title in the upcoming T20 World Cup, scheduled to take place in the West Indies and the United States of America in June. Notably, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma haven’t played in T20I matches since the previous year’s T20 World Cup.

India Have Another Opportunity To Win A World Cup – Sourav Ganguly

In a conversation with Sportstar, Sourav Ganguly emphasized that India has a great chance to win the upcoming ICC event in June but stressed the need for a bit of luck in the final. Ganguly commended the current India team, describing them as a ‘superb side’.

“India are a superb side, and they have got another opportunity to win a World Cup in June and that’s not far away. They just need a bit of luck in the final, but they are a superb side,” Ganguly told Sportstar.

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The Men in Blue’s preparation for the upcoming T20 World Cup includes six T20Is, starting with a three-match series against South Africa on December 10. Following this, the Indian team will host Afghanistan for another three-match T20I series in January next year.

Ganguly praised the recent decision by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to grant an extension to head coach Rahul Dravid. Ganguly said that Dravid deserved the extension as head coach. “He was given an extension and rightfully so,” he said.

Rahul Dravid’s extended tenure is set to begin with the upcoming tour of South Africa, comprising three ODIs, three T20Is, and two Tests. It is highly anticipated that the former Indian skipper will continue coaching the Indian team during the next T20 World Cup.

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Saikrishna Vaitla is an author at Cricketaddictor has been working since September 2022.