The Indian bowling was a pleasant surprise in the recent cricket World Cup but a bigger pool of genuine fast bowlers and spinners needs to be created for the team to be a consistent force in the future, feels the legendary E Prasanna.
Delivering one blockbuster performance after another, the usually under-rated Indian pacers have turned a corner and changed a few perceptions in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup by accounting for 43 of the 70 opposition wickets so far.
Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni slipped down the ladder to be fourth and 10th respectively, while Shikhar Dhawan retained his seventh spot in the latest ICC ODI batsmen's rankings released here today.
With India winning three matches in a row, pacer R P Singh believes the defending champions have found form at the right time, sending out a warning signal to other teams in the ongoing ODI cricket World Cup.
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni Saturday said his bowlers have elevated their level of performance, producing another exquisite bowling exhibition against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in a World Cup Pool B encounter at the WACA here.
The Indian cricket team sweated out at the nets today ahead of its Sunday's World Cup clash against South Africa, who are drawing on the deep insight of Gary Kirsten, India's former coach, to prepare for the tie.
The doubts over Bhuvneshwar Kumar's fitness continue to be a concern for the Indian cricket team ahead of its second World Cup pool game against South Africa as the seamer looked far from convincing during a net session here on Wednesday.
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly does not think Indian bowling would lack any bite in absence of seniormost speedster Ishant Sharma who has been ruled out of the Cricket World Cup because of a knee injury.
Virat Kohli and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are India's highest-ranked batsman and bowler in third and 13th positions respectively with the defending champions entering the 11th edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup as the second-ranked side on the ODI Team Rankings.
Defending champions India have the best batting line-up and they should not lose heart after a winless build-up to the cricket World Cup, feels former speedster Javagal Srinath, who also urged the bowlers to make a difference in the mega-event.
India will have to recover quickly from the blow of losing pace spearhead Ishant Sharma even as the fitness of Rohit Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ravindra Jadeja will be under spotlight as they take on hosts Australia in the opening warm-up game of the ICC Cricket World Cup.
Countdown for ICC's biggest cricketing carnival – World Cup – scheduled to take place in Australia and New Zealand, is mere a week away. But the defending champions, India, are looking off-colour to retain their title. Let's find out five reasons why Dhoni & Co are not looking upbeat for the forthcoming cricketing extravaganza.
Former India seamer and bowling coach Venkatesh Prasad wants the struggling pace trio of Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami to concentrate on bowling "stump-to-stump" without trying too many variations in upcoming Cricket World Cup, starting February 14.
With little over a week to go for the cricket World Cup, spin legend Bishan Singh Bedi feels India are addressing their injury concerns too late in the day and the defending champions have still not identified their core team.
With mere 10 days to the start of the 2015 ICC World Cup, last-minute preparations are on for everyone involved in the cricket's show-piece event. But unluckily for the defending champions, it's confusion considering their final line-up.