13 May, 2021

2011 Cricket World Cup: For 10 Months Indian Team Prepared How To Handle Pressure, Reveals Paddy Upton

India are the only nation to have won a Cricket World Cup as a host country. In 2011, India beat Sri Lanka in the final in Mumbai. Paddy Upton was the mental conditioning trainer under chief coach Gary Kirsten

2011 Cricket World Cup: For 10 Months Indian Team Prepared How To Handle Pressure, Reveals Paddy Upton
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2019-05-17T11:27:44+05:30

The Indian team for the 2019 World Cup is a very balanced one, with very good players in it. They are certainly good enough to win the World Cup. And, by the same token, there are players who are not in the team who could potentially have been there. Such is the strength of Indian cricket at the moment that you could probably pick two World Cup teams and both would do well.

This World Cup does provide a more level-playing field with the everyone-playing-everyone format. Excitingly, you probably have got six teams at least who feel they’ve got a good chance of going through to the finals. The six are England, India, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and Pakistan. West Indies is also a very strong contender and Bangladesh have caused upsets before. It will be a very open, exciting tournament.

The 2011 High: In 2011, we understood that no team had ever won the World Cup as a host. Chief coach Gary Kirsten and I had three years to prepare the team. Specifically, we started really focussing on winning it 10 months before the World Cup. We had a...

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