It’s the same story in the T20 World Cup. They lost in the final in 2014 and have been eliminated in the semi-finals twice – in 2016 and 2022.
However, India will try to achieve cup glory in this home World Cup and Ganguly believes the batsmen should perform well.
They will have to play very well, if they play well they will win, said Ganguly, who led India to the 2003 World Cup final.
India’s preparations will begin with the 2023 Asia Cup, where they will face Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan before playing a three-match series against Australia at home. Ganguly, however, said each tournament will have its own dynamics.
The World Cup is different, the Asia Cup is different and the home series against Australia is different. Every tournament depends on how they play at that particular moment. India are a strong team but they have to play well during the World Cup, he said.
Axar was picked for his bat
India have selected a 17-man squad for the Asia Cup and the selectors’ decision to exclude leading lego spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has raised many questions.
They chose Axar Patel over Chahal because of his game. I think it’s a good choice. Chahal can still come back if someone gets injured. It’s a 17-man squad, two will have to drop out anyway, Ganguly said.
Key batters K.L. Rahul and Shreyas Iyer also returned after the