Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Cricket World Cup 2015 India team preview and fixtures

Cricket world cup 2011 title champions India is entering in to the Cricket World cup 2015 with full pressure after being failed in test match series against Australia. Even they India is not a strong test team but they are good ODI side which they already proved in Champions trophy in England in tough conditions.

Group: Pool B
Captain: MS Dhoni
Coach: Duncun Fletcher
Squad
MS Dhoni (captain/wicket keeper), Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, , Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Stuart Binny, Umesh Yadav, Ajinkya Rahane.
Strengths
India's batting lineup is a big strength to their team to get succeed in cricket world cup 2015. Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli,Rahane, Dhoni, Raina performance is the key to their success.
Weaknesses
India is struggling in their bowling from the end of 2013 trying different but not getting success especially in test matches. Bowling should shine to ensure defending title for India
Team past experience and record
India lift their first world in 1983 under Kapil dev. It has won maiden T20 world cup in 2007. Again after 28 years they lifted ODI world cup. India has lost to New Zealand and South Africa but succeed in the end by beating Pakistan in semi finals and Sri Lanka in finals.
Fixtures
February 15 v Pakistan, venue: Adelaide, Australia
February 22 v South Africa, venue: Melbourne, Australia
February 28 v UAE, venue: Perth, Australia
March 6 v West Indies, venue: Perth, Australia
March 10 v Ireland, venue: Hamilton
March 14 v Zimbabwe, venue: Auckland

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