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Cricket World Cup 2019: Odds On Favourite India Banking On Virat Kohli-MS Dhoni Harmony

After a gruelling Indian Premier League, the Indian cricket team has the necessary ingredients to push its dreams in the upcoming Cricket World Cup 2019 in the United Kingdom. Virat Kohli will have the experienced MS Dhoni by his side but India will have to play the perfect team game

Cricket World Cup 2019: Odds On Favourite India Banking On Virat Kohli-MS Dhoni Harmony
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Cricket World Cup 2019: Odds On Favourite India Banking On Virat Kohli-MS Dhoni Harmony
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2019-05-17T11:17:10+05:30

The onward marching sound of a mega sporting event like the World Cup are unc­overed in measured degrees—dist­ant drumbeats at first, then the swell of a pronounced brass comes into play, bef­ore the rich vibrato of a full orch­estra overwhelms us. In India, the expected rallying cries around the advent of the 2019 Cricket World Cup have been drowned in the cacoph­ony of a general election. Now that it is upon us, it’s the hour for a time­­honoured routine and ritual—an inspection of Team India’s chances.

India’s rendezvous with global cricket competitions, more precisely, the World Cups, has been eventful. Whenever the national team has won a world title, it has come after high drama, against heavy odds, with even nature, with an unerring sense of occasion, seeing it fit to intervene. All six of India’s world titles have thrilling, suspenseful chapters preceding the final, exhilarating denouement, before captains Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavas­kar, Sourav Ganguly and Mahendra Singh Dhoni laid their hands on the...

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