Team India’s recent success in the ODI format has impressed former Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Deep Dasgupta. They lost the ODI series against Australia but came back well in the T20Is and the Test series winning both of them. Against England as well, they beat them in all formats and in the process, reassured their supremacy in home conditions. Meanwhile, India celebrated the tenth anniversary of their 2011 World Cup win on Friday and this is where the hopes of another World Cup win started making room in the hearts of Indian cricket fans.
Talking to India Today Deep Dasgupta said that Team India is well prepared for the 2023 World Cup which is slated to be played in India. It will be played in the month of October-November in two year’s time.
While the World Cup is still two years away, former keeper-batsman Deep Dasgupta feels India remain in ‘good position’ for the marquee event and will start as favourites even if the mega tournament kicks off tomorrow.
Team India In Good Position For 2023 World Cup: Deep Dasgupta
“I think India are in a very good position as far as ODIs are concerned, they will be in the top 3. Also, the heartening thing is the way the youngsters delivered. They are pushing people who are incumbent. For example, Shikhar, someone like Padikkal, Shaw scoring those runs in Vijay Hazare Trophy. You already have Mayank (Agarwal), KL (Rahul). There is a healthy competition there. It augurs well for Indian cricket,” Dasgupta told India Today.
Deep Dasgupta further said that Team India should continue playing their aggressive brand of cricket which has brought them much success off late.
“I think India should play the way India knows to play. There is this tendency just because England plays in a certain manner, going hard at the top, because they also have the resources. But we don’t necessarily have to follow that” Dasgupta said.
India play two T20 World Cups before the 2023 mega event. The 2021 T20 World Cup will be played later in India, while the 2022 edition will be played in Australia.