Former England captain turned Michael Vaughan has said that the current Indian limited-overs unit should win all white-ball ICC tournaments – ODI World Cup, T20 World Cup, Champions Trophy. However, Vaughan’s comments came after India beat England by 10 wickets in the first ODI at the Oval to go 1-0 up in the three-match ODI series as well. India bowled England out for 110 – their lowest total against India in the history of ODI and then chased it down in just 18.4 overs as well with all wickets intact to register a stunning win.
“Conditions will be different in a year and a half’s time (for the ODI World CUp) but India have just got to get on a roll in white-ball cricket. They’ve just got the build that momentum, they’ve done that in the T20 series in the manner that they’ve played. We talk about aggression, they were aggressive with the ball today, and they were aggressive in the field. That’s what you’ve got to do when you’ve things going in your favour, you’ve got to blow teams away. England are an outstanding team, so that should give India a lot of confidence. I’ve said before, this Indian one-day team for long haven’t gotten close to winning anything for a long period of time. They should be there or there about every single Champions Trophy, T20 World Cup, and ODI World Cup,” Michael Vaughan said on Cricbuzz.
However, despite having one of the best teams, India failed to win any ICC tournament since the 2013 Champions Trophy. The last time they won an ODI World Cup was way back in 2011 and their only T20 World Cup triumph came in 2007 as well under MS Dhoni. Now, under Rohit Sharma’s captaincy, India will try to change their fortune as well.
“This Indian group of white-ball experts that have been built on the back of IPL, should be pushing all the way in all conditions world. Not just at home next year. They should be able to arrive in Australia in a few months’ time as one of the clear favourites to win that tournament. They’ve certainly got enough skill,” Michael Vaughan concluded.