Well, Australia are right back into contention for the world cup 2019! CC: England and India

Can India make its dream run count against South Africa on bouncy tracks

For nearly the past two and more years, regarding India dominating many teams significantly, there’s been a widespread acceptance of what we call ”majority view” – a view agreed to upon with less doubt.

The view has been that India has catapulted its position as a senior test cricket playing nation into a side that can command respect even from the toughest opposition ranks on account of its attainability of wins both in home and away competitions. The majority is Indian cricket’s patrons, majority being in the category of ”crowd” who don’t know who Curtly Ambrose and Waqar Younis are and what they did to their respective teams. The doubt is for lesser known ”viewer” who doesn’t take match conditions slightly, leave alone itinerary and physics of cricket, swing and seam.

We shall get to where it takes. Notwithstanding anything opined here.

So, where has the supposed script of the ”Indian fan” – eagerly waiting for wishing Indian world cup participating army – abysmally gone wrong? Has his table of assumptions turned around?

Update on March 14, 2019

The home-series debacle 2-3 in New Delhi the other night at the hands of a second rated team surely is hurting fan boys infected with media escalated ”Indian juggernaut” syndrome, while on a positive note Indian selectors will leave no stone unturned to field the most eligible side after 1983. On rank turners back in 2011, Indian job was to see off sub continental attacks in Mohali and Mumbai, after initial hiccups – at Bangalore against England and at Nagpur against South Africa – enraged the think tank to revise its targets under the captaincy of Dhoni. March 4, 2008, the day on which the defending champions of 2007 Caribbean world cup were given the taste of their own medicine in their own backyard, where until 2007-2008 commonwealth bank tri-series featuring India, Australia, and Srilanka, Australians under Punter and Gilchrist appeared too much for any side on all conditions sans sub-continental cricket frenzy crowd, is remarkable in the context of gripping contests. Two day before, Sachin and Praveen Kumar guided India to safety in the first of best of three finals at SCG.

If India has to make its mark before taking on Proteas on June 5, the coach, the captain, and all the supporting staff have to return to those dates. It’s irony that captain’s remarks on the participation of Indian world cup camp in the domestic club cricket came up at a wrong time signalling there’s no room for introspection. Anil Kumble’s remarks against the backdrop of appalling display of character in the 2017 Champions Trophy final and his decision to retreat coaching camp must resurface at the selector’s meeting to ward off complacency, and more than anything, the capacity-building factor which is so crucial in a long-stretched tournament like world cup.

Before an average Indian cricket buff thinks it fit to deem India as the clear favourites at the ensuing world cup event, the first since 1992 edition with round robin league where in each play once before meeting again in semi finals, ScoopLense recommends him to have following points, ten in total, in mind.

Even before the same fan glosses over following ten points, he is advised to not get carried away by seeing this show off article on India Today that only conveys one thing – that Australian legendary players of previous era are daunted very much by the possible onslaught of Virat Kohli, and conforms to the majority view of present generation that doesn’t care for analysis rather cares for analytics.

Here’re those ten points.


Australia beat West Indies at Punjab Cricket Association stadium in Mohali on March 14, 1996, after being 15/4 inside the first 10 overs – the period of relaxation for batting teams exposed by Mark Greatbatch in 1992 world cup, which was later on exploited by Sachin Tendulkar starting Napier ODI in 1994.

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