Regardless of the injury-prone middle-order, Matthew Hayden, the two-time World Cup champion, has backed India’s choice for the Asia Cup and has billed it a robust contender for the World Cup.
“Within the lead as much as World Cups you’re all the time going to have some trial gamers and we now have seen the category of Tilak Varma. I believe it’s a great technique by way of not simply this World Cup however even doubtlessly stepping into the subsequent World Cup (cycle) as properly,” Hayden stated right here on Monday, on the sidelines of the Ceat Cricket Ranking awards.
“The beauty of Group India is it’s acquired a very strong 1-2-3 mixture. Much like Australia, truly. Whenever you take a look at their final 4 or 5 months, they’ve had a very good, robust, what we prefer to name the engine room. After which they have some good issues to resolve by means of the center order. And if they will fill spots with a couple of gifted younger gamers like Tilak, put stress on somebody like Suryakumar Yadav, I believe that’s a great technique. Preserve everybody trustworthy within the aspect and performing, so not a foul transfer. I believe it’s an important aspect.”
All of Hayden’s 22 World Cup appearances resulted in Australia profitable every one among these affairs. Nonetheless, with the cricket ecosystem having modified an important deal over the past decade with the evolution of T20 cricket, a World Cup preparation is all however a distant dream for many sides.
Hayden, although, insisted that the significance of the ODI World Cup will proceed to prevail.
“The best way the gamers, particularly England, are taking part in their Take a look at match cricket, will are likely to swimsuit their one-day cricket and T20 cricket. Whereas they was once very separate, I really feel now that they’re truly getting a lot nearer in the best way that gamers are delivering every one of many video games,” Hayden stated.
“One-day cricket remains to be a novel property as a result of it goes by means of phases of play the place it’s not nearly fours and sixes. It’s about health and operating. That’s within the subject and likewise with the bat, which favours sides that basically focus closely on their health,” Hayden stated.
“Somebody like Virat Kohli, for instance, actually thrives in a 50-over competitors as a result of he has that skill to have the ability to play all hundred overs of the match. I really like the format, nonetheless the place it matches within the broader query of world cricket is a very attention-grabbing query mark.”