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The upcoming ICC World Cup 2019 in England and Wales have started to take a firm grip on the minds of the cricket lovers with only a few weeks to go. The teams have already started to arrive in England to gear up for the tournament. With the World Cup done and dusted, Indian National Cricket Team will take a few days break before reuniting to leave for England on May 22. As they head up for England, the former English skipper Nasser Hussain has warned other teams to be wary of Virat Kohli-led Indian team.

India is no more one-dimensional: Hussain

Meanwhile, the Men in Blues have played some good cricket in the last two years and enters the tournament as the second-ranked ODI team after England. In the past two years, the Virat Kohli-led side have defeated the likes of South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand at their home. However, their recent snubbing against the Aussies raised questions about their team combination.

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Skipper Virat Kohli said the series loss won’t have any bearing over their performance in the World Cup. However, the only concern will be fatigue as the Indian players are currently plying their trade in the Indian Premier League. Nasser Hussain said that this team have all their bases covered and the team have a number of match-winners.  The former cricketer also said that Men in Blues is no more one-dimensional and have good players in every department.

‘They have every base covered,’ Hussain said on the ICC 2019 Cricket World Cup Preview show. ‘They have the best batsman in world cricket right now in Virat Kohli. He’s backed up by various other batsmen, in particular, Rohit Sharma.

India National Cricket Team, ICC World Cup 2019

‘Sharma would have to be in the all-time XI in one-day cricket. They have good finishers in MS Dhoni and their bowling is very strong, with Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. They’re no longer a one-dimensional team – they have good seamers and good spin options,” Hussain added.

Nasser Hussain, who made 88 ODI appearances especially praised India’s pace attack who have done an outstanding job over the last two years. The likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be a force to reckon with in England.

India will start their World Cup campaign on June 5 against South Africa at the Rose Bowl Cricket Ground in Southampton.

Ankush Das

I am an accountant by qualification, my parents thought their obedient son would study further to become a CA, but I had other things in mind. An ardent Cricket fan is following his passion and making a living watching and working around his favorite sport.