Cricketing legend, Brian Lara has insisted that although India failed miserably in their recent outing against New Zealand, they might still be the best travelling team in the world.
Team India had a very poor outing against New Zealand recently wherein, they were clean swept in the ODIs and the Tests. The Kiwis outplayed them in every department and now questions are being raised on India’s performance away from home.
However, Brian Lara believes that team India are still the best travelling team in world cricket at the moment.
Pertinently, India started T20I series with a big to clinch 5-0 victory over hosts.
Brian Lara Backs India’s Recent Performances In New Zealand
“I think India have been travelling very well in the last ten or so years. What happened in New Zealand, I think it’s more of an aberration, I think coming off so much one-day and T20 cricket, it might have been tough for them in the Test arena outside of India. But I think India is still maybe the best travelling team in the world,” Lara told ESPNCricinfo.
India’s First ODI Against South Africa Washed Out
After a disappointing performance in New Zealand, team India was set to take on the Proteas in three-match ODI series. The first game was scheduled to take place at Dharamshala on March 12.
However, to the disappointment of the fans and the players, the game was washed away due to rain. The pour down was so heavy that even the toss couldn’t take place.
Further bad news followed for Indian cricket fans as it was announced officially that the upcoming games of the series will be played behind closed doors because of the coronavirus scare.
The second game of the series between India and South Africa will take place on March 15 at the Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow.