Indian Team Has Everything To Dominate World Cricket – Anil Kumble
The Indian has been in supreme form in the last three to four years. In fact, the potent Indian side not only has 11 good players in their side but also the bench strength is stronger than ever before.
India can dominate in any condition.
The Virat Kohli-led side has dominated in every format of the game. Ergo, they have been consistent in every three forms of the game and the results have been palpable.
India currently has 240 points under their belt in the ongoing ICC Test Championship and they are well ahead of the rest of the teams.
“Yes, I believe so and even three years ago when I was the coach, I did mention that this team certainly has everything in them to dominate world cricket and that is exactly what they have done and it is not just about the playing eleven, it is also the bench strength,” Kumble told CricketNext. “It is also the quality of bench strength that we are discussing here. You have fantastic quality. Whoever comes in certainly performs.
On the other hand, was able to grab his chance with both hands as he took four wickets on his debut. Nadeem has been a domestic king and he was ready for his opportunity. Kumble believes India can also replicate their home success in foreign conditions.
The Bench Strength.
“Look at (Shahbaz) Nadeem on his debut. He has had a long first-class career, he has played India ‘A’ on many occasions. He was given the opportunity right at the last minute and he came and performed for the team and that is exactly what you want from your bench strength and when you have the kind of quality players in the squad and people really sitting out and then wanting to make an impact, it really augurs well and that’s why I believe that this Indian team is not just good enough to win matches at home but also abroad dominating every series outside of India.”
Meanwhile, it was a disappointing performance from the South African team. The visitors were never able to challenge the potent Indian side and it was one-way traffic in the series.
“If you look at the South Africans and their team of the past and you compare those names and these cricketers, it is definitely disappointing to see the quality of the cricket that you saw,” he said. “Faf Du Plessis was the only seasoned performer for South Africa and he was batting at number five and by that time most of the damage was done.
“So yes, it was disappointing other than Rabada and Faf du Plessis and in the first Test, Dean Elgar and Quinton de Kock other than these four, the rest of the team looked pretty ordinary. And you don’t expect that coming from a South African team.
India has all the skills to get the results in foreign conditions. The -led will look to continue their good form going.