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Kohli's India boast firepower to make World Cup charge

Published : Thursday, 23 May, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 71

NEW DELHI, MAY 22: India boast the game's undoubted superstar batsman in Virat Kohli but their bowling attack could hold the key to their hopes of World Cup glory.
Despite their status as the game's global powerhouse, India have only won the showpiece tournament twice, in 1983 and 2011.
But Kohli's men, second behind England in the one-day international rankings, will start the tournament in England and Wales among the favourites alongside the host nation and defending champions Australia.
For all the focus on captain Kohli, the number one batsman in the world in the 50-over format and Test cricket, the ability of India's seamers to exploit the conditions could be the most important factor.
Jasprit Bumrah, the top-ranked ODI bowler in the world, leads the pace battery alongside Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Hardik Pandya.    -AFP





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