Sourav Ganguly: Team India have potent players but World Cups are about winnings

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Sourav Ganguly: Team India have potent players but World Cups are about winnings
Sourav Ganguly: Team India have potent players but World Cups are about winnings

Sourav Ganguly, the BCCI‘s president, believes in the potential of Team India, however, is dissatisfied with the losses team suffers at the final stages of the mega-events like World Cups.

Flashing back to 2019, India almost won all of the matches of the group stages but were humiliated against New Zealand by 18 runs in the semifinals.

The president disclosed that they hold meetings of the BCCI’s officials and the captain to determine the disturbing factor that affects them in the final stages, however, skipper Kohli, belonging to Mumbai, finds it hard to get coordinated with BCCI amidst the global pandemic.

Sourav Ganguly: Team India have potent players but World Cups are about winnings

“We will (win). In England, we played well, we lost the important game. The World Cups are like that. We played exceptionally well in 2003 and lost the final. That’s what the World Cup is.

“Yeah, I am in touch with them. I have spoken to the captain a couple of times. I am in touch with the NCA head. Players are also very worried because the numbers are so high. The captain comes from Mumbai where it’s an absolute nightmare at the moment. So it’s quite natural that he will be a little worried. All of us are,” said Ganguly.

Ganguly is of the view that if IPL delays, every other cricket will be adversely affected whereas, delay in the domestic season won’t affect much of it.

“It’s applicable to everything. Domestic cricket is still fine. Even if you delay it by 2 months, it doesn’t make that sort of a difference but if you’re delaying international cricket, the FTPs and the IPL, every cycle goes for a toss. The World Test Championship goes for a toss, the ODI championship goes for a toss, so everything changes,” said the current BCCI president.

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