Former England National Cricket Team captain Michael Vaughan has credited the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the success of the India National Cricket Team in limited-overs cricket.
India recently won the three-match T20I series against England in a dominant fashion by 2-1. Notably, India won the first two games by big margins of 50 and 49 runs. In the last game, India fielded a comparatively weaker team and lost by 17 runs while chasing a 216-run target. Also, Rohit Sharma and Co. defeated England by 10 wickets in the first ODI of the three-match series.
Meanwhile, Vaughan praised India for their performance in the white-ball games against England and said that registering wins over an outstanding team like England would give India a lot of confidence.
“Conditions will be different in a year and a half’s time (for the ODI World Cup) but India have just got to get on a roll in white-ball cricket. They’ve just got the build that momentum, they’ve done that in the T20 series in the manner that they’ve played,” Vaughan told Cricbuzz.
“We talk about aggression, they were aggressive with the ball today, and they were aggressive in the field. That’s what you’ve got to do when you’ve things going in your favour, you’ve got to blow teams away. England are an outstanding team, so that should give India a lot of confidence.”
This Indian group of white-ball experts that have been built on the back of IPL – Michael Vaughan
Former England National Cricket Team captainfurther said that India’s strong white-ball team has been built on the back of the Indian Premier League. He added that India will be entering ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 as clear favourites.
“I’ve said before, this Indian one-day team for long haven’t gotten close to winning anything for a long period of time. They should be there or there about every single Champions Trophy, T20 World Cup, and ODI World Cup,” Vaughan added.
“This Indian group of white-ball experts that have been built on the back of IPL, should be pushing all the way in all conditions world. Not just at home next year. They should be able to arrive in Australia in a few months’ time as one of the clear favourites to win that tournament. They’ve certainly got enough skill.”
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