The biggest positive for the Indian cricket team in this World Cup has been the performance of its pacers and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels that the trio of Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami and Mohit Sharma should not be forced to play domestic events to ensure that they don't burn out.
The transformation of India`s bowlers at the World Cup has been "wonderful to watch" and the reigning champions will have a great chance of reaching the final if 10 Australian wickets tumble on Thursday, says Virat Kohli.
Former Australia captain Ian Chappell feels "persistence and resilience" were key to Indian bowlers' remarkable turnaround in the ongoing cricket World Cup, especially after their disappointing outing in the series Down Under that preceded the mega-event.
Rohit Sharma blasted a strokeful century as defending champions India stormed into the semi-finals of the ICC Cricket World Cup by thrashing a hapless Bangladesh by 109 runs in a lop-sided contest here on Thursday.
India are settled, in winning form and are well accustomed to Australian playing conditions for their pressure World Cup quarter-final with Bangladesh at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, batsman Suresh Raina said Wednesday.
For the first time in World Cup history, four teams from Asia have qualified for the quarter-finals. On Sunday, Pakistan defeated Ireland by seven wickets to join Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka in the knockout round.
Celebrated author Jeffrey Archer, an avid cricket follower, says the Indian team's performance in the initial matches of the ongoing World Cup has surprised him and if they continue with this form they stand a good chance of retaining the trophy.
Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday heaped praise on his bowlers for bundling out every team that India have played so far in the ongoing cricket World Cup, saying they have stepped up to the challenge nicely and are doing a "really good job".
Pumped up by a remarkable unbeaten streak, the Indian cricket team's Director Ravi Shastri today said the defending champions are well on course to lift the World Cup trophy for a second successive time.
Ahead of the ICC World Cup 2015, anybody who was not even a cricket fan would have told you that the Indian bowling was the weak link for them and it wasn't potent enough to defend the coveted World Cup title.