Sourav Ganguly Feels India Is Firm Favorites To Win Against Pakistan
By CricShots - Oct 22, 2022 7:21 pm
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Former Indian skipper, Sourav Ganguly reckons that the men in blue can be termed as firm favorites to win the T20 World Cup, despite their group stage exit in the last edition of the tournament. Ganguly has also opined that the 2021 outing was an aberration and said that it would not affect India’s performance in the 2022 edition in Australia.

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India and Pakistan teams

During a recent interaction with India Today, Sourav Ganguly said, “What happened before, there is no point discussing that. India will be one of the favorites to win the tournament. In World Cup the fight is completely different.”

India is set to lock horns with Pakistan in their T20 World Cup opener at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground. This is going to a repeat fixture of India’s T20 World Cup 2021 and Asia Cup 2022 games. Ganguly has said that given the unpredictability of the format, any team has the capability to lift the trophy.

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Describing the same, Sourav Ganguly said, “Those teams who will play well in those two-three weeks will make the mark. Look, it’s hard to say before but we have a good side. Big hitters are there. In T20 format form is very crucial in those hours.”

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Sourav Ganguly

Ahead of the game, the Indian skipper, Rohit Sharma said that India has tried to assess and correct the mistakes which knocked them out of the World Cup 2021. Speaking at the press conference ahead of the match between India and Pakistan, Sharma said that India’s idea has been to play fearless cricket and back their players to show their natural abilities in full flow.

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The former BCCI president named South Africa as one of the favorites for the tournament because of their pace bowling prowess. Sourav Ganguly said, “I will choose India, South Africa, Australia, and England. South Africa is a good bowling side and that will be a factor in Australia.”