27 September, 2020

MS Dhoni Jewel In The Crown, Potential And Intensity Indian Cricket Team's Biggest Assets In World Cup 2019 Campaign

The Indian cricket team looks one of the most balanced in the ICC World Cup 2019 but their relative inexperience can be filled by MS Dhoni's wisdom and Virat Kohli's no-holds-barred approach

The gritty environs mirror the readiness of the 10 captains to do battle
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MS Dhoni Jewel In The Crown, Potential And Intensity Indian Cricket Team's Biggest Assets In World Cup 2019 Campaign
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2019-06-03T10:48:01+05:30

46 Days

10 Participants

48 Matches

Statistics: sharp as a spear, dry as dust; shorn of flesh, yet stimulating. When applied to cricket—where flannelled demi-­gods toil on freshly shorn greens under a perpetually golden light, where every twist of a game is a byword for life itself—it is oddly addictive. Cricket’s connoisseurs have forever thumbed through their trusted almanacs, glorying in the poetry of the game, yet committing facts to memory like a Gradgrind. As the ICC cricket World Cup draws us in, game after game, into its vortex, here are a couple of stats to warm up with. Five-time champions Aus­­­tralia have won most consecutive matches (25) spanning four World Cups, from 1999 to 2011. They also hold the rec­ord of the longest unbeaten streak, of 34 matches, again stretching from 1999 to 2011. Twice winners India are placed second on both lists, with 11 matches apiece; in both cases the per­iod is the same, from 1999 to 2011.

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