A lot had been said in the build up to the World Cup about certain Indian players and the teams chances at the tournament. I for one am blown away as to how good the side has been. So much went on during the poor tour of Australia that many like myself stopped believing that they would have much impact. Players like Dhawan and Dhoni have answered the critics already.
For India there has not been one outstanding player so far, they have all contributed to each match. That is the sign of a confident team. Each match a different player has stepped up to the plate. Kohli and Shami against Pakistan, Dhawan, Ashwin and Rahane against South Africa. Even MS Dhoni was called into action against West Indies. He generally comes to the rescue when nobody else does.
In terms of the batting Jadeja has hardly been needed and Rohit Sharma is yet to fully fire. This is a great sign for India as they players will come to the party soon too.
The fielding and bowling have been surprisingly good for India, this despite Ishant Sharma’s absence and Bhuvneshwar only playing one game. The competition is only in its early days so I am not getting too excited about India’s chances, but I now class them with New Zealand and Australia as the sides to beat.
Lets hope India can continue this form through the knock out stages.