ICC World Cup 2023: ‘India are favored to win, but…’, former Pakistan legend points out India’s major flaw – Magazine Creations

ICC World Cup 2023: India are looking at their best ahead of the ICC World Cup 2023. The batting unit is batting big against a strong bowling attack and the bowlers are also grabbing wickets. The recent Asia Cup victory over Australia has given the team more optimism. But former Pakistan batsman Saeed Anwar has a word of caution for the Indian team and pointed out some flaws that could prevent India from winning the ICC World Cup 2023.

Saeed Anwar praised Sean Abbott’s explosive knock in the second ODI against India and said death bowling is something India needs to improve on.

“But that innings by S Abbott was brilliant and terrible for India. Plus, I can sum it up by saying, India are favorites to win the World Cup, but those small boundaries and death bowling will be the reason to stop them,” Saeed Anwar said in a post on his website. X.

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Economy of Death: Other teams

In the 20 ODIs played by India in 2023, the team’s economy rate in deaths (41-50) is 7.82. India’s strong rivals in ICC World Cup 2023 like New Zealand (7.91) and South Africa (7.89) have a worse economy rate in the last 10 overs. Among the participating teams, England have the best economy rate of 6.74.

The India-Australia series has been great for India in terms of bowling. In the first ODI, the pace attack led by Mohammed Shami restricted the Australian innings to just 276 runs, while during the second ODI, spinners like Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja did not allow the Australian batsmen to move much. Thanks to the Indian bowlers, India won the rain-disrupted second ODI by 99 runs.

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Updated: Sep 25, 2023, 06:31 PM IST


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