Our former Indian Captain Saurav Ganguly is confident that India will defend the Cricket World Cup 2015 under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. He said that India’s poor performance in Test matches played away from the country will not cause any effect on their performances in the One-Day matches but they had lost to South Africa and New Zealand away few months back. In the recently 5 one day series against England, beat England by 3-1 to conquer the series. This series against England will definitely boost their confidence to prepare well for the World Cup 2015.
“India have got a good chance of defending the World Cup. They are a very good One-Day International (ODI) side wherever they play. Whether it is Australia or England, they are a top one-day side,” the 42-year-old told IANS in an interview.
The defending champions will start their world cup preparations with their Australia tour in November this year, some months before the start of the world cup 2015. The tour consists of four Tests and ODI series involving England.
“Every win is important and winning is good for a young team,” said Ganguly, when asked if this series win has been beneficial from the World Cup’s preparation point of view. “You can only prepare a team by winning matches. And it is a good win if you consider that they did not win any ODIs in either South Africa or New Zealand.”
Ganguly said, “The players will get accustomed, but I don’t think they will get tired. They should not be thinking about this at all whether they are getting tired or not. The team will get a two-week break after the tri-series. They will come back to India and then go for the World Cup. A two-week break is enough these days,”