9 Feb 07
Let's see a few facts. 1. Aussies are without shane warne, andrew symonds and probably mcgrath. It's very difficult to fulfil their places and talent 2. Recently, England has shown that aussies can be beaten and they have done it without their key players mind you 3. Pakistan is unpredictable. They've always lost to india in WC odis 4. Newzealand is full of bits and pieces players 5. Indians can bat better than SA batsmen in slow pitches. So if the bowlers can perform adequately, out batsmen should be able to take us home. 6. Srilankans so far are psychologically beaten when facing india, thanks to dhoni and chappel 7. Windies are a difficult lot, they are in home ground, but with intelligent cricket, they can be overcome. 8. Finally, in our team, robin uthappa, ganguly, sachin, dravid, yuvraj singh, dinesh karthik, dhoni are all in good form with the bat. Similarly, we have good pace attack with zaheer khan, munaf patel, agarkar and spin bowling with bhajji and kumble. We have 3 or 4 reserve players who are good bowlers or batsmen in the form of sreesanth, VRV singh, RP singh, gautham gambir and sehwag (yes, I consider sehwag as a reserve under the present circumstances) So, team india have the talent and resources for this world cup in abundance. If they play intelligent and responsible cricket, they have a good chance of bringing the elusive and coveted cup home. Thanks.
9 Feb 07
Yeah i would love to see our indian team lift the world cup this time esp. since we finished runner up last time to aussies when nobody gave us a chance to be in semis even. But for that to happen they will have to play exceedingly well to their full potential consistently and will have to get better as tournament reaches it's climax, esp. during crunch matches & in crunch situations. But good thing is we have players of calibre of sachin, ganguly, dravid who have peformed on big stage.