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Michael Holding Takes a Grind on World Cup 2019

Michael Holding, a veteran from West Indies has picked some of the players from Indian Cricket team and says that they are team’s X-factors at world cup2019. World Cup 2019 is going to commence in another 15 days. The boys are looking great says the Indian Cricket team Skipper, Virat Kohli. Michael Holding as a commentator praises the players based on the quality and standards. He is a big fan of Sachin Tendulkar and he is used to deliberately give him hype whenever he hit a boundary.

Now that he has been watching the games in and around, he says Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah are the Team’s X-factors. As he said yes, they are the key players for the team. Kohli is supposed to be a master class when it comes to batting but when it comes to captaincy he has to learn a lot. Without MSD, it is very difficult for him to manage. Bumrah has been bowling at his best in the Indian Premier League. The DUO has to perform at their very best to take their team on a winning streak. They will be playing against South Africa in England on June 5.

Mohinder Amarnath had dismissed Michael Holding at Lord’s in India’s historic 1983 World Cup win.  The Veteran feels that Indian cricket team is capable of repeating the feat because of the presence of top quality players.

It seems that Team India as rated as a favorite to win the Trophy along with the England and Australia. Team England is the host for this World Cup 2019. The pitch seems to be tough for all the away team as it is the most challenging pitch ever in the cricketing history.

“England is playing at home. They have really displayed well in ODI cricket recently. They really have a balanced side. India has been outstanding. They are consistent. They have good players. I will not be surprised if England or India wins the cup this time”, Michael Holding said.

Too many combinations backfired Team India?

Well, it was a wonderful day at Feroshah Kotla, Delhi. India took on the Aussies at their home ground. Skipper Virat Kohli had a lot of combinations in his mind, which he had addressed at the post-match presentation. Ravindra Jadeja came in as a replacement for Yuzvendar Chahal, and Shami in as a replacement for KL Rahul. The Skipper felt that he is short of an all-rounder in his team.

Aaron Finch, skipper of Cricket Australia won the toss and elected to bat first. His decision made sense as the pitch was dry, and it was an excellent batting pitch. There were two changes to his side. Marcus Stoinis came in as a replacement for Shaun Marsh and Lyon came in as a replacement for Behrendroff.

Aussies started off well as the ball was coming to the bat slowly in the first power play. Usman Khwaja and Finch were showing their grit in the middle, even though Indian bowlers were bowling to their weakness. Captain Kohli bought a spinner in the middle of first 10 overs and he got a breakthrough. The amazing partnership between Khwaja and Finch was taken off by Jadeja. Peter Handscomb and Khawaja pulled the match totally to their side. The left-handed opener, Khawaja managed to score a biggy!!!!

India was asked to chase 272 runs off 300 balls. India was off to a shaky start. Shikar Dhawan was sent home early. Rohit Sharma was set initially, but there was a lot of pressure building on him. King Kohli was back to his basics, he stroked for a boundary at the start of his innings. Aaron Finch asked Stoinis to join the attack against Kohli. The change for the Aussies worked. King Kohli departed very early.

A string of low scores continued for Rishab Pant. Early wickets changed the match scenario completely. At 138 runs, 6 wickets were down. Right-handed batsman Kedar Jadhav and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar managed to put up a partnership of 80+ runs. Well, the pressure started building up at 11 runs required per over, Indian batsman couldn’t manage to score at the death overs. J Richardson and Pat Cummins devasted Indian’s batting line up completely.

It was a great series for Aussies, they managed to win the series away from their home. Team India is getting ready for the next big event, the Indian Premier League. Thanks for reading!!