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Virat & Co. look best, says Sourav

“India have looked the best in the World Cup so far, then England and Australia,” Sourav said

By TT Bureau in Calcutta
  • Published 20.06.19, 3:10 AM
  • Updated 20.06.19, 3:10 AM
  • a min read
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India captain Virat Kohli (left) with former skipper Sourav Ganguly (File picture)

India have lost Shikhar Dhawan to an injury and pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has also been ruled out of next few games but the Indian team is so strong that despite the setbacks, it will qualify for the World Cup semi-finals, reckons Sourav Ganguly.

“It’s a blow but they beat Pakistan comprehensively. So they are in good form. I hope Shikhar recovers well and recovers soon,” Sourav, who has returned from his World Cup commentary assignment, said here on Wednesday.

“Injuries are part and parcel of a player’s life… Nobody has control over it. Hope others come and do well. I thought Vijay Shankar did exceptionally well with the ball in Bhuvi’s absence. This is a good Indian team and they will make it to the semi-finals and we will see what happens from there on,” Sourav added.

In Dhawan’s absence, KL Rahul scored a fifty in India’s comprehensive 89-run win over Pakistan in their previous outing as India are still unbeaten from four matches.

“India have looked the best in the World Cup so far, then England and Australia,” Sourav said. India next take on minnows Afghanistan in their fifth rubber at Southampton on June 22.