MUMABI: The Indian Premier League is over and the ICC World Cup fever is about to grip cricket fans as Team India looks to lift the trophy for the third time. Victorious for the first time in 1983 under the leadership of Kapil Dev and then with MS Dhoni in 2011, all eyes will be on Virat Kohli to lead to the team to success in England & Wales this time around.
With the new Round-Robin format introduced, many are of the opinion that there will be no favourites in the World Cup, but there are those who consider India and England as the two teams most likely to go all the way. As per the new format, India will also face Pakistan in the showpiece event, a clash which remains the biggest there could be in the world of cricket.
“There is no doubt about that. There is no competition as India is a far superior team as compared to Pakistan. Although cricket is a game of uncertainty, on paper India is a far superior team,” said Kohli’s childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma told ANI.
It would be the first instance for skipper Kohli that he will be leading the Indian team at the World Cup. Having been a part of the 2011 winning team as well as the 2015 side, Kohli has the required experience under his name and as per his childhood coach, the 30-year-old has been dreaming of this occasion for the past couple of years.