India favourites to win blockbuster conflict in opposition to Pakistan in ODI World Cup: Virender Sehwag | Cricket Information – Instances of India

NEW DELHI: Staying true to his batting model, former Indian opener Virender Sehwag minced no worlds in saying that Group India is favourites to win their ODI World Cup blockbuster conflict in opposition to Pakistan on October 15 on the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad solely given that the host nation’s gamers can deal with stress a lot better than their neighboring nation.
“I feel that now India handles the pressure that is why they win whereas Pakistan have a burden that they haven’t won against India. In the 1990s, they were good at dealing with pressure but after 2000, India soaked it better,” Sehwag said during the launch event of the World Cup schedule in Mumbai on Tuesday.

Clearing the air over a high-pressure situation during the India-Pakistan match, Sehwag said that it is unfair to say that there is no pressure.
“If any participant says that they do not really feel stress, I do not assume it is proper. We used to say it too however on the finish of the day, we all know it is an India versus Pakistan sport and feelings run excessive,” Sehwag added.
Sehwag said players from countries like England and Australia tend to do well if the wickets are good but the same players struggle against spin.

“A participant from the subcontinent has a greater thought (of taking part in spin) than somebody coming from exterior,” he said, adding that India and Pakistan could end up playing a final before the final if they meet in the semifinals.

Sri Lankan spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan mentioned for the reason that World Cup is within the subcontinent, spinners can have an enormous function to play and agreed with Sehwag that India, England, Australia and Pakistan might be the favourites for the semifinals.
“I’m trying ahead to the India-England match, that might be a troublesome match. England is taking part in very well in the intervening time. India is likely one of the favourites in my thoughts as a result of they’re taking part in at dwelling and so they know the circumstances very well. They know learn how to win in India,” said Muralitharan, adding that Adil Rashid would be his pick as the most successful bowler in the competition.
“The subcontinent groups might be favoured by the wickets, loads of good spinners are there. Afghanistan’s batting isn’t that nice however their spin assault is super. India and Sri Lanka have good spin assaults.
“In the subcontinent, I always believe there is a chance of two teams from the subcontinent coming into the finals, with the exception of 1987 when England and Australia came (in the final). Other than that, last time two best teams came into the final and the best team won in 2011,” he added.
Muralitharan added {that a} group from the subcontinent “has more chances” of profitable the ultimate for the reason that event is being held right here, which was seconded by Sehwag in the course of the panel dialogue.
The spin legend acknowledged that Sri Lanka’s present outfit — collaborating within the CWC Qualifiers in Zimbabwe — aren’t favourites to win the World Cup title however added that they’d pose a stern problem to their opponents.


“It is unfortunate for a country like us to be playing the qualifiers,” mentioned Muralitharan.
“But I think Sri Lanka has a very good talent, they have good spin bowlers and good batsmen. Unfortunately we have not played up to our potential for the last 4-5 years. We had a successful Asia Cup but that is T20 cricket. T20 and 50 overs cricket is totally different.
“They’re doing properly in Zimbabwe in the intervening time. We might be a menace to all the great groups, we aren’t going to be pushovers. However profitable the event, I’ve doubts as a result of there are a lot better groups however you by no means know, in 1996 no one counted us. Nonetheless, something can occur. To win this cup, you want a bit little bit of luck,” said Muralitharan.
(With PTI inputs)

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