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India will be tough to beat in 2019 World Cup, states Kepler Wessels

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India are playing 6-match ODI series against South Africa by 3-1. < img src =http://images.indianexpress.com/2018/02/india-cricket-team-759.jpg alt=" India are playing 6-match ODI series versus South Africa by 3-1.">

India are leading 3-1 in ODI series against South Africa.( Source: bcci.tv)Regardless of losing the 4th ODI against South Africa at Wanderers, India had a decent outing in the 50-overs format versus the Proteas. The side led by skipper Virat Kohli convincingly won the first 3 ODIs in the series and put the pressure on the home side to conserve the series. Former South African captain Kepler Wessels thinks the present Indian team will be tough to beat on the planet Cup next year.Speaking to Times of

India, Wessels said, “I would not state favourites, however they (India) will be really competitive. Barring injuries to essential gamers, it’s looking great for them. They will be challenging to beat,” he said.Wessels said that South Africa were surprised by the quality of spinners in India’s arsenal and has actually thus cannot measure up to the performance they showed during the Test series. “I believe that they have actually got an absolutely different team, a completely different arsenal. They have actually presented the 2 legspinners which has actually totally puzzled the SA set-up. I think that India’s One-Day team at the minute is great, “he said.The previous left-hand batsman further applauded India’s seam-attack and stated that wicket-taking quick bowlers are a big plus for the side.”Bhuvi ( Bhuvneshwar Kumar )swings it well, Bumrah strikes the pitch hard. He can also bowl some good yorkers and quick bouncers. That has been a big plus as far as Indian cricket is concerned … the fact that they now have quick bowlers who can take wickets abroad,” he said. “Prior to the Tests, I believed that the Indian batsmen would score runs and the bowlers would struggle to bowl SA out, however it ended up being the other way around,”he added.On being questioned about

Rohit Sharma’s type, the 60-year old said he will continue to struggle in South African pitches since of his footwork.”He will always struggle to score runs in SA due to the fact that of his footwork. He plants his front foot throughout to the off-side and in SA, the pitches always seam and bounce a bit. This is the reason that he averages around 10 there,”the previous batsman stated. Speaking about his opening partner Shikhar Dhawan, Wessels included, “He looks really excellent in one-day cricket. He’s exceptional there. In the Tests, he’s still susceptible to the short ball, however the overall package is great.”

India are leading the 6-match ODI series versus South Africa by 3-1, with two video games still remaining. India just require one more win to seal the series.For all the newest Sports News, download Indian Express App Tags:

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