ICC World Cup 2019: Sourav Ganguly Upbeat About India Reaching The Semifinals
Indian National Cricket Team have made a thumping start to their ICC World Cup 2019 campaign winning three of the four matches while one ended in no result due to heavy rain. However, they received a massive setback with Shikhar Dhawan ruled out from the remainder of the World Cup. Despite that, former India skipper Sourav Ganguly is confident that India will reach the semifinals of the tournament.
Dhawan copped an injury during the game against Australia. The scans revealed that he had a fracture in his thumb, but the management wanted to take some time to assess his injury and make him fit for the later part of the tournament. However, it is impossible for the opener to recover and eventually will miss the World Cup. Bhuvneshwar Kumar also suffered a hamstring injury against Pakistan and had to leave the field midway into the game.
Despite these problems, Sourav Ganguly is confident with India’s chances. He also extended his support to Shikhar Dhawan while admitting that Virat Kohli & Co will reach the top four convincingly. Ganguly also praised Vijay Shankar who did an excellent job in the absence of Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
“It’s a blow but they beat Pakistan comprehensively. So they are in good form. I hope Shikhar recovers well and recovers soon,” Ganguly said. “Injuries are part and parcel nobody has control on it. Hope others come and do well.
I thought Vijay Shankar did exceptionally well with the ball in Bhuvi’s absence. This is a good Indian team and they will make it to the semis and we will see what happens,” Ganguly added.
In conclusion, Sourav Ganguly said that so far in the World Cup, India has looked the best side. England and Australia will occupy the second, and the third spot going by their performance feels Ganguly. India will play bottom-placed Afghanistan in their next game on June 22 (Saturday) at the Rose Bowl in Southampton.