Former England cricketer Stuart Broad has praised India’s strength while claiming superiority over Australia in the ICC World Cup 2023 final, citing India’s ability to win 95 times out of 100. India’s current World Cup performance is better than any previous display of dominance.
Despite their underdog status in the victorious 1983 campaign, their 2011 favorite label did not ensure a flawless performance, in contrast to the seamless performance of the current Rohit Sharma-led team.
“India are so powerful in their conditions that I would say they will win this final 95 times out of 100. You only need to look at their line-up to get an idea of their strength: they have a top six who can win it all They score match-winning centuries when any of their bowlers can take five wickets. They are the only team in the World Cup about which you can say that,” Broad wrote in a column for the Daily Mail.
According to coach Rahul Dravid, despite facing setbacks, Team India adopted its ‘Plan B’ due to Hardik Pandya’s injury midway through the tournament. However, this secondary strategy has also proven superior to most opponents in the World Cup. Now, their final challenge is against Australia, who have been historically formidable in ICC tournaments despite sometimes entering finals as the second-best team, setting the stage for an interesting clash.
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India winning the World Cup is somewhat equivalent to Brazil winning football: Broad
India’s top-order runs, middle-order centuries, powerplay wickets and strong fielding reflect his all-round performance. Broad, who shared more than 600 Test wickets with James Anderson, emphasized India’s aura of certainty in achieving this. world Cup, Comparing it to Brazil’s dominance in football or Usain Bolt’s speed in the 100 meters race, he underlines the perceived inevitability of India’s victory, which reflects their extraordinary prowess on the cricket field.
“India winning the World Cup is somewhat equivalent to Brazil winning football. There is some magic in it. An Indian win is the most marketable result for the sport – comparable to when Usain Bolt used to line up for the 100 metres. Athletics All the stakeholders wanted him to win because it brings bigger sponsorships, bigger TV rights, more exposure for the game,” the former fast bowler said.