In pics: Team India’s trendy departure for the World Cup from Mumbai
Team India favourites to win the title are on their way to England.
Updated - May 22, 2019 7:05 pm
Most analysts of the game have agreed to the fact that this World Cup is going to be the most challenging contest in two decades because of the format in which the tournament is going to be carried out. The ICC had limited the number of teams participating in the contest to just 10. Team India one of the prime contenders for the title left for England on May 22 and the pictures they put up before departure are worth relishing.
The format of the tournament this time is such that all the teams will play each other in the Round Robin format, something that happened in the 1992 World Cup- that saw only nine teams contesting for the much-coveted title. The format itself has made the upcoming ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, starting on May 30, the “most challenging” according to the Indian skipper Virat Kohli.
Before departing for the showpiece event in England and Wales, he said that maintaining intensity from the first ball will be key to his side’s fortunes. Following the conclusion of a hectic IPL schedule over the last couple of months, the Indian team assembled together in Mumbai before heading out for the United Kingdom.
The ‘Men in Blue’ look all set for the challenge
The Men in Blue team departed for England from Mumbai on Tuesday night and will play their first warm-up fixture against New Zealand, on May 25 at London. They play Bangladesh in another warm-up fixture on May 28, after which they begin their World Cup campaign. The Indian team will play its first CWC 2019 game on June 5, against South Africa at the Rose Bowl Cricket ground.
During their departure at the Mumbai airport, the team looked in great style and grouped in confidence. Something that automatically raises the hopes of fans and lights them up.
Here are some of the pictures of the all-set Indian Team at the Mumbai airport:
Shami, Bhuvi and Gabbar busy playing PUBG
Rohit Sharma with the two mystery spinners
Bumrah with Dhawan, Kuldeep and Rahul all in readiness to fly to the UK
Pandya like he always is in his own element
Yuvzi with his bunch
Shami seems to be enjoying the experience on board with Shankar and Sridhar
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