India Cricket World Cup Guide: Gameplan, Key player & Prediction


India’s national cricket team, also known as Team India and Men in Blue, is governed by the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI), and the Test is a full member of International Cricket Council (ICC) with One Day Internationals. (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) status. Today we will discuss about India Cricket World Cup Guide: Gameplan, Key player & Prediction

India Cricket World Cup Guide: Gameplan, Key player & Prediction

Nickname(s) Men in Blue, Team India
Association Board of Control for Cricket in India
Captain Virat Kohli
Coach Ravi Shastri
Bowling coach Bharat Arun
Fielding coach Ramakrishnan Sridhar
Test status acquired 1932
International Cricket Council
ICC status Full member (1926)
ICC region Asia
ICC Rankings Current Best-ever
Test 1st 1st
ODI 2nd 1st
T20I 5th 1st (28-Mar-2014)
First Test  England at Lord’s, London; 25–28 June 1932
Last Test
Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney; 3–7 January 2019
Tests Played Won/Lost
Total 533 150/165
(217 draws, 1 tie)
This year 1 0/0
(1 draw)
One Day Internationals
First ODI  England at Headingley, Leeds; 13 July 1974
Last ODI  Australia at Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi; 13 March 2019
ODIs Played Won/Lost
Total 966 500/417
(9 ties, 40 no result)
This year 13 8/5
(0 ties, 0 no result)
World Cupappearances 11 (first in 1975)
Best result Champions (1983, 2011)
Twenty20 Internationals
First T20I  South Africa at the Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg; 1 December 2006
Last T20I  Australia at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru; 27 February 2019
T20Is Played Won/Lost
Total 115 70/41
(1 tie, 3 no result)
This year 5 1/4
(0 ties, 0 no result)
T20 World Cupappearances 6 (first in 2007)
Best result Champions (2007)

2011 Winners

The 2011 winners are Virat Kohli, who is the best ODI bowler in the world and is considered as the best of India, but he has to face a difficult start and avoid the ambush.

  • 66 years after Kapil Dev’s India – 66-1 outsiders won their first World Cup, at Lord’s, they entered into the 2019 tournament as joint favorites with England.
  • This time his leadership is a person who has been part of two successful World Cup campaign – the under-19 version (in the form of captain) in 2008 and the 2011 version (the youngest player in the team).

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  • Now, in the case of senior captain, his reputation is followed in the epic run chase, Virat Kohli does not consider pressure only as an acquaintance, but he has been a long-lost friend.
  • There is a possibility to include more than 300 wickets in a tournament, which is often in the form of a summer embryo as candy floss, the captain of India for the half-century of any batsman with a minimum of 5,000 one-day internationals Claims the most successful conversion rate for he changed 41 out of his 90 half-centuries into three figures.
  • His record is also ridiculous in pursuing a successful pursuit: In 84 matches, Kohli averages more than 95 with 21 centuries. No rescue is safe until he is out.

World’s No 1 Ranked Bowler

India Cricket World Cup Guide: Gameplan, Key player & Prediction

Jaspreet Bumrah – The invasion of India is not only in the context of the speed of Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Bhubaneswar Kumar, but also as the left hand wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav and leg spinner Yuswendra Chahal. With four all-rounders, it is high on one side of confidence and behind the host is second in the ICC rankings. Yet, due to his huge migration, India treats England as home away from home.

India Cricket World Cup Guide

But – and it’s a big one – it will be one of his most difficult world cup assignments.

  1. After only two warm-up games against New Zealand and Bangladesh, and no one-day international match, as Australia lost a series in Australia in March, only one match against India’s first three matches against South Africa, Australia and New Zealand Will be in the week.
  2. This is quite an introduction to the tournament. If asked, two of those games do not run in their own way, it makes them weak for their fourth match
  3. Against Pakistan, a very incomplete competition that has allowed the players and the management to lose sleepless nights for many nights.
  4. India has just emerged from a divisive general election, nationalist sentiment is at its peak: winning against Pakistan is non-negotiable.
  5. On the other hand, India has won all six World Cup matches against its bitter opponents.
  6. India’s batting depends heavily on the experience of their top three – Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Kohli.
  7. Although Dhoni can be India’s largest finisher, with an average of 105 successful races (better than Kohli), he is worried that he is not following the big totals as his totem.
  8. And if anything happens to the recent England-Pakistan series, then there will be some really big totals.
  9. Finally, there is a burden of hope – only England will have to struggle with more pressure than India, the most supported team in all sports.
  10. As long as they recently lost to Australia, their only bilateral one-day series since January 2016 was in England last summer. But knowing Kohli, it will be just the inspiration that needs blood inside him.

Batting Statistics

India Cricket World Cup Guide: Gameplan, Key player & Prediction

Player Matches Runs Highest score Average Strike rate 50s 100s
Virat Kohli 227 10843 183 59.57 92.96 49 41
Rohit Sharma 206 8010 264 47.39 87.95 41 22
Jasprit Bumrah 49 18 10* 3.60 42.85 0 0
Yuzvendra Chahal 41 34 18* 8.5 50.74 0 0
Shikhar Dhawan 128 5355 143 44.62 93.79 27 16

Bowling statistics

India Cricket World Cup Guide: Gameplan, Key player & Prediction

Player Matches Runs conceded Wickets Average Economy Strike rate
Virat Kohli 227 665 4 166.25 6.22 160.2
Rohit Sharma 206 515 8 64.37 5.21 74.1
Jasprit Bumrah 49 1883 85 22.51 4.51 29.4
Yuzvendra Chahal 41 1772 72 24.61 4.89 30.1
MS Dhoni 341 31 1 31.00 5.16 36.0


However, thanks to Kohli, India now specializes in pursuing the goal.

  • This means that they can put Sharma in the best possible six after the final World Cup – when batting first, and Kohli chasing.
  • As far as bowling is concerned, Bumrah’s economy rate of 4.51, both the ability to swing Kumar’s ball, and Yadav’s ability to make the best fox in the business – he had 25 in the Trent Bridge against England last summer Take 6 wickets – they will be their main weapon.

Key player

India Cricket World Cup Guide: Gameplan, Key player & Prediction

A tournament is scheduled to be a run fest, the dot ball will be like gold dust.

  • With its unorthodox action, accuracy, and a bullet-like yorker, Bumrah is the dream of a captain, especially on death.
  • But it is his calm nature – recently during the IPL final match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings – this will be India’s largest asset.
  • During austerity, wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock gave Bumrahah a growing delivery through his gloves
  • In that situation, any bowler will have to excuse himself to get rid of something. Bumrahah’s reaction? One hand around the deck’s shoulder – and a frying smile.


Although it is the most inefficient format since the 1992 World Cup, in which only 10 teams are in the field, there is no separate group and there is no easy entry in the knockout stages, it would be a shock if India did not make the semi-finals.

After that, of course, this is someone’s game. As it was proved in the 2017 Champions Trophy final between India and Pakistan, a spectacular display – in this case, the century of Fakhar Zaman could match the match despite previous expectations. India will be eager to ensure that they will not kill again.

World Cup Records

India’s results in International Matches
Format Matches Won Lost Drawn Tied No result Inaugural Match Latest Match
Test 533 150 165 217 1 25 June 1932 3 January 2019
ODI 961 498 414 9 40 13 July 1974 31 January 2019
T20I 115 70 41 1 3 1 December 2006

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Record First Second Ref(s)
Most runs IndiaSachin Tendulkar 2,278 Australia Ricky Ponting 1,743 [26]
Highest average(min. 20 inns.) South Africa AB de Villiers 63.52 AustraliaMichael Clarke 63.42 [27]
Highest Strike rate(min. 20 inns.) New ZealandBrendon McCullum 120.84 South Africa AB de Villiers 117.29 [28]
Fastest double century West Indies Cricket Board Chris Gayle v Zimbabwe(2015) 138 balls New Zealand Martin Guptill v West Indies(2015) 152 balls [29]
Fastest 150 South Africa AB de Villiers v West Indies(2015) 64 balls [30]
Fastest century Ireland Kevin O’Brien v England(2011) 50 balls Australia Glenn Maxwell v Sri Lanka (2015) 51 balls [32]
Fastest fifty New ZealandBrendon McCullumv England(2015) 18 balls New ZealandBrendon McCullumv Canada(2007)
Sri Lanka Angelo Mathews v Scotland(2015)
20 balls [33]
Most centuries IndiaSachin Tendulkar 6 Australia Ricky Ponting
Sri Lanka Kumar Sangakkara
5 [32][34][35]
Most 50+ scores IndiaSachin Tendulkar 21 Sri Lanka Kumar Sangakkara 12 [36]
Most ducks New ZealandNathan Astle 5 out of 22 Pakistan Ijaz Ahmed 5 out of 26 [37]
Most sixes West Indies Cricket Board Chris Gayle
South Africa AB de Villiers
37 Australia Ricky Ponting 31 [38]
Most sixesin an innings West Indies Cricket Board Chris Gayle v Zimbabwe(2015) 16 New Zealand Martin Guptill v West Indies(2015) 11 [39]
Highest score New ZealandMartin Guptill v West Indies(2015) 237* West Indies Cricket Board Chris Gayle v Zimbabwe(2015) 215 [40]
Most runs through boundaries in an innings New ZealandMartin Guptill vWest Indies(2015) 162 West Indies Cricket Board Chris Gayle v Zimbabwe(2015) 136 [40][41]
Highest partnership West Indies Cricket BoardMarlon Samuels& Chris Gayle
(2nd wicket) v Zimbabwe(2015)
372 India Sourav Ganguly & Rahul Dravid
(2nd wicket) v Sri Lanka(1999)
318 [42]