Attributing India's ouster from the World Cup to crucial missed opportunities, former cricketers on Thursday said the team needed a big knock from a top-order batsman to have a shot at overhauling the mammoth Australian total.
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly Thursday lashed out at people who attacked Anushka Sharma for Virat Kohli's failure with the bat in the cricket World Cup semifinal against Australia, saying that it showed their immaturity.
Praising Mahendra Singh Dhoni's efficient leadership, out-of-favour Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh said that the team's spectacular showing in this edition so far makes him believe that the Men in Blue can retain the trophy.
With Jagmohan Dalmiya back at the helm of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) on Tuesday hoped Eden Gardens will get to host the 2016 World Twenty20 final.
Impressed by India's clinical performance against South Africa, former cricket captain Sourav Ganguly said the Proteas have not been outplayed like this in a "long long time" and Mahendra Singh Dhoni's side can gain a lot of courage from such a display.
The Indian batting line-up may seem to be heavily reliant on Virat Kohli, but former India captain Sourav Ganguly feels that the team has more than one player to depend on as far as one-day cricket is concerned.
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.
Mohammed Shami may be struggling with form and rhythm but India's 1983 World Cup-winning squad member Sunil Valson feels that the West Bengal medium-pacer will be the team's 'go to' man in the upcoming cricket World Cup.
Former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly Wednesday said he was looking forward to following Indian vice captain Virat Kohli, South African skipper AB de Villiers and young Australian Test captain Steve Smith in the World Cup.
Former captain Sourav Ganguly feels defending champions India have a good chance of reaching the final of the forthcoming cricket World Cup to be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand later this month.
He was the manager of the Indian cricket team during its memorable Natwest Trophy triumph over England at Lord's way back in 2002 and Rajiv Shukla today revealed that Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman refused then skipper Sourav Ganguly's request of taking off their shirts and wave it.
Notwithstanding India's good showing en route to the 2003 World Cup final, former batsman Damien Martyn said that it was Australia's 'self-belief' that helped them in outplaying the Sourav Ganguly-led side in the title clash.