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World Cup 2019: 5 Players who can pose a threat to Team India in the tournament

These players, on their day, could well prove to be the match-winners for their team.

Indian team
Indian team. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Without any contention, the taste of success always remains insipid. There is a competition in every aspect of life, whether it is just a small game or a tournament as big as the upcoming ICC World Cup. Nine teams stand firm between the Men in Blue and their 3rd title. And each one of them has certain reasons to claim their right over that coveted trophy.

Every team has a certain player, who remains their X-factor and trump card. For India, it is their top order backed up by a strong bowling attack. There are such players in other teams as well, and many of these have been a matter of headache for the oppositions.

Here we bring you five such players who can pose a threat to Team India in World Cup:

1. Usman Khawaja (Australia)

Usman Khawaja
Usman Khawaja. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

If we take a look at the recent past, Australia turned the things around dramatically against India and Pakistan in Asian conditions. This was the first time India tasted a home series defeat under Virat Kohli. Though it was a team effort, the protagonist behind this epic comeback was Usman Khawaja. With 383 runs in 5 matches, he powered his team to win the series 3-2 after trailing 0-2.

Well, it is clear that the southpaw enjoys batting against India. He has scored 3 half-centuries and 2 centuries against them. Even the best of the Indian bowlers have looked clueless against him. Virat Kohli will quickly need to find a way out to get the rid of him otherwise he can prove to be a speed breaker in India’s dream of winning the WC. India face Australia on June 9 in the mega event and a lot would depend on how quickly the Indian bowlers send back Khawaja.

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