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Southampton: Pre-tournament favourites. The team to beat. In red-hot form.

These are some of the phrases used to describe team India’s run in the 2019 ODI World Cup so far. Four matches, three wins, one point from a wash-out, sitting pretty at fourth in the league table with five games in hand – the Men in Blue have had a stroll in this tournament thus far.

It isn’t meant as disrespect, not to them or their opposition, no. From the very outset, Virat Kohli was clear that the start mattered, and they made it count. India beat South Africa in a very calculative manner; Australia were beaten by intensity; Pakistan were simply blown away. It has been hard work, no two ways about it. And the easy path they find themselves on now has been self-orchestrated.




So, here we stand – mid-way through the tournament and the Indian team has just come off another five-day gap between matches. They took two days off after the win over Pakistan, and then the pre-match day before the Afghanistan game was also off. The team management is making sure these players are amply rested so they can flick on the switch when on the field. The schedule is playing into their hands too.

It is not to say that they don’t have troubles. Shikhar Dhawan being ruled out is one of them. This is a batsman who averages 65.15 (20 matches) in ICC events as opposed to a career average of 44.91. A third of his ODI hundreds have come in World Cups and Champions Trophies. This is a batsman who had continued that same fine form this time around as well, scoring a century whilst carrying a fractured thumb.

Bottom-line being Dhawan is part of a top-order trio also involving Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli that has contributed nearly 55 per cent of India’s ODI runs since the 2017 Champions Trophy. This trio looks to bat deep every single time, and Dhawan is a major cog of that wheel, in terms of not letting the run-rate drop. Look at it whichever way you want, he is a big loss in statistical terms.

India are set to field paceman Mohammed Shami in place of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who is nursing a hamstring niggle. It's difficult to see how and where Afghanistan can hurt India. It's a match-up between one of the best teams in the competition against the weakest one.
To make it worse, the hammering Eoin Morgan gave the Afghanistan bowlers in their last game at Old Trafford would have depleted their morale even further. Their poster boy and main strike weapon, Rashid Khan, was clobbered for 110 runs off his nine overs, the worst-ever bowling performance in the World Cup.
But cricket can be slippery business and a team has to guard against complacency. The good thing with this India side is that it's a process-driven professional unit, very focused on the job. It seems highly unlikely that it will allow Afghanistan any elbow room.

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