ICC World Cup 2019: Three reasons why India will not win the tournament
Here are those three reasons that explain why India will not win the 2019 World Cup.
Updated - Feb 1, 2019 1:11 pm
The Indian cricket team is going through a dream phase currently. First, a historical Test and ODI series win in Australia and now the limited-overs series triumph against New Zealand. It largely defines the form Kohli’s men are displaying right now even outside home. They have been exceptional in all the three departments and most importantly been able to deliver on a consistent basis.
There is also a big difference that team India is no more a ‘weak’ bowling side. Unlike previous times, Indian bowlers are gaining success in bundling out strong oppositions, which surely has helped them emerge on top. However, now the question arises that is team India good enough to lift the all-important World Cup in July this year?
Well, at now, the answer is NO! and here are those three reasons that explain why India will not win the 2019 World Cup:
1. Middle-Order crises
When one talks about shortcomings in the current Indian team, the first thing that comes to mind is the looming middle-order. The Kohli-led side has tried several options in the middle but none has worked up to the mark as of now. This is lately been one of the major causes behind their most of the defeats both at and outside home conditions. If the top three depart early, the team is unable to either post a big total or chase down one.
In the ongoing New Zealand series, team India won the first three matches largely when top-order gave them a flying start. However, when they didn’t fire in the fourth one, India could manage to score paltry 92 runs.