18 April, 2021

March Of The Champions

March Of The Champions
The 1996 World Cup champions could come from one of the three host nations. I believe that India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka hold a tremendous advantage over other countries and have all proved difficult to beat in their own conditions. They will obviously be used to the hot, humid conditions, as well as the pitch conditions, in addition to having lively crowds supporting their endeavours.

The three host nations would not be expected to suffer from the same dietary upsets and general health problems which all teams inevitably face when playing in these countries. With a touring party of only 14 players, visiting teams may struggle at times to field a healthy and fit side. It would be devastating not to have key players available for crucial matches.

I see India as a threat as they will have a number of talented players available, allowing for the selection of a very well balanced team suited to playing in their conditions. Stroke makers, an experienced and useful pace attack, some handy all-rounders and excellent spin bowlers, who will exploit the pitch...

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