World Cup 2023: Team India is unbeatable so far in the World Cup 2023. The other 9 teams entering the tournament have suffered at least one defeat. Under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, the team has 12 points after 6 matches and is on top in the points table. But a big weakness like the 2019 World Cup has increased the concern from the captain to the team management.
World Cup 2023: Team India’s performance so far in the World Cup 2023 has been excellent. Under the leadership of Rohit Sharma, the team has won all its 6 matches played so far. Talking about the points table of the World Cup, the Indian team is on top with 12 points. The Indian team is unbeatable so far, whereas if we talk about other 9 teams, all of them have lost at least one match. Team India defeated England by 100 runs in its last match.
Even after this, Rohit was not happy with the performance of the batsmen. One such deficiency was seen in the 2019 World Cup. The team had to suffer the consequences of this in the semi-finals. The team could not achieve the target of 240 runs and was eliminated after losing to New Zealand. Talking about the current World Cup, India has to face Sri Lanka in its 7th match on 2nd November in Mumbai.
Team India, batting first, scored 229 runs against England in the match played in Lucknow. In reply, the English team could score only 129 runs. That means a victory by a margin of 100 runs can be considered big. But after the match, captain Rohit Sharma had said that we scored 20 to 30 runs less.
In a way, he raised questions on the middle order, because till now the top order had performed amazingly in the tournament. In 2019 too, similar performance was witnessed by the team as well as the top order batsmen.
Top order batsmen had scored 7 centuries
Talking about the 2019 World Cup, the Indian team had lost only one match in the round robin. Won 7 out of 9 matches, while lost against England. One match could not be played due to rain. In the tournament, India’s top order i.e. top-3 batsmen had scored 7 centuries and 8 half-centuries, while batsmen from number-4 to number-6 could score only 2 half-centuries. The performance so far in the 2023 World Cup has been similar.
Played innings of 50+ runs 8 times
If we look at the performance of World Cup 2023, the top-3 batsmen have so far scored 2 centuries and 6 half-centuries. That means he has played innings of more than 50 runs 8 times. Rohit Sharma has scored one century and 2 half-centuries. Virat Kohli has also scored one century and 3 half-centuries. Shubman Gill has scored a half-century.
On the other hand, batsmen from number-4 to number-6 have been able to score only 2 half-centuries. KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer have scored one half-century each. Shreyas Iyer has not been able to show anything special in 5 innings.
Team India was struggling against Australia in the first match of the World Cup 2023, losing 3 wickets for 2 runs. Then Virat Kohli, who came at number-3, and KL Rahul, who came at number-5, secured the victory by scoring half-centuries. But against England, only opener Rohit Sharma could score a half-century. Even though Suryakumar Yadav scored 49 runs, he lost his wicket at the crucial time.