Everyone says Australia is the clear favorite because we play England. But this is a single test, one bad day can ruin your chances. Australia needs to be very careful too, Shastri said.
Talking about India failing to win a single ICC trophy in the last decade, he said: We need to compete. Sometimes you need luck to come your way as well. I won’t say we haven’t played good cricket. We played very good cricket. The color green didn’t quite go their way. I always say this team is good enough to win the ICC trophy.
Remembering his time in the national team, Shastri said: When I was there, I said the same thing … especially in the last three or four years, I thought the team was good enough to win the ICC trophy. Those players are still there.
India, led by Shastri and captained by Virat Kohli, lost the 2021 WTC final to New Zealand by eight wickets at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Southampton.