Former cricketer VVS Laxman feels that Indian National Cricket Team has almost found out their 80 percent winning combination for the forthcoming ICC World Cup 2019. However, the mega tournament is slated to glitter next summer in England and Wales.
The 44-year-old reckons that India will have the maximum chance to win the triumph for the third time. Moreover, Laxman said the bowling department makes the Indian team the title favourites. He also felt that if the team can manage to pick wickets at regular intervals on flat English pitches, they can screw down the best of the teams.
“I think 80 percent. I still feel they have already found their winning combination. However, I think the only area they have to freeze on is fast bowlers backing Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. So I’m sure in the next few matches, they will also be able to find backup of Bumrah and Kumar. Once they do that, they look a set Indian team,” said VVS Laxman as quoted by Timesnow.com.
Laxman on India’s middle order
While the top three batsmen for India have been prolific, it is their middle order which raises a lot of concerns. The management have made permutations and combination but it hasn’t generated substantial results.
Moreover, Laxman also stated that the middle-order is experienced. However, the Hyderabadi legend said that Ambati Rayudu should fulfill the number four position followed by MS Dhoni at five and so on.
“I think the middle-order is experienced. The way Ambati Rayudu batted at No. 4 against the Windies established himself. We have got Dhoni coming in at No. 5 and Kedar at No. 6. Overall in the batting department, there is class, there is experience, as well as potential,” Laxman further mentioned.