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Young Shoulders to Carry 2015 World Cup Responsibility; Yuvi, Viru Not in Probables

December 05
09:39 2014

india win 3 odiNew Delhi, Friday, December 5 – Only a few months time remains for the World Cup to start. All the participating squads are making sure they do not lack any aspect for which they have to suffer at a crucial phase. If truth be told then each match of the cricket carnival is of huge importance. Losing at any stage would show the exit doors to both strong and weak teams.

If truth be told, a competition big like this provides all the squads an equal platform to put their best foot forward. Success of the team depends upon the performances of the players individually & as a unit and of course, there adaptability to the foreign conditions and pitch. India lifted the World Cup trophy in 2011 and now, they will leave no stone unturned to defend the title. However, responsibility of winning the world cup has now come on the shoulders of young Indian players.

Except Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Ravichandra Ashwin and Virat Kohli, all faces will be new in the cricket carnival. Since the list of probables is out, it is apparent that Yuvraj Singh, who was adjudged player of the tournament 4 years ago, Ashish Nehra, Zaheer Khan Piyush Chawala, Yususf Pathan, Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh and Gautam Gambhir – the hero of WC finale as his 97-run inning laid the foundation for India’s triumph on Sri Lanka in the midst of joyous audience, would not board the flight to Australia and New Zealand wherein all the matches of the contest will take place in February and March.

The entire generation seems getting changed as Ishant Sharma, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Robin Uthappa, Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Manoj Tiwary, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, wicketkeeper-batsmen Wriddhiman Saha & Sanju Samson, Karn Sharma, Amit Mishra, Parvez Rasool, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Axar Patel – who has been good with both batting and bowling, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami, Umesh Yadav, Varun Aaron, Stuart Binny, Dhawal Kulkarni, Ashok Dinda, Kuldeep Yadav, Murali Vijay and Mohit Sharma have been included in the 30-man World Cup probables.

Possibilities of boarding the WC bus are not over for several other cricketers yet. If any sportsperson stands out in the upcoming matches up till early January then he could get the chance to ensure his participation. Nevertheless, performances have to be outstanding. Challenges are not going to be any less for Dhoni for the reason that it is not going to be easy for him to keep motivating the young talents to do well and outshine. However, captain cool listened to his mind in bigger tournament like T20 World Cup in 2007 by choosing Joginder Sharma to bowl the final over. Only a few would have agreed with his decision at that time but it is also a truth that immaculate bowling at the last and an easy but a memorable catch by S Sreesanth made India be the first champions of 20-20 format game.

Since two-and-a-half month time is remaining for the exciting competition to kick off. Preparations are now needed to be in full swing. No scope of mistake stays at any level. The youngsters have got massive responsibility. India being a country where viewers eat, sleep and drink cricket, it is never possible for the players to arrive on the crease stress-free and without indispensable practice. All eyes are struck on the top 15 members who will play against the best ‘playing XIs’ as per schedule. As of now, everyone has got his/her own opinions post having a glance over the lately released list of cricketers. The major question that kept the common man busy was whether Indian players will repeat the history even in the absence of immaculate performer like Yuvraj Singh. Whoever gets selected at the end, it is for sure that excitement is going to at the peak. Even though most of the Indian team members are in their early 20s but one can’t nullify the possibility of witnessing amazing and awe-inspiring play them. Let us wait and watch what happens next.

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