Team India’s preparations for the ODI World Cup at home began with the ODI series against Sri Lanka later this year. They swept their Asian opponents 3-0 at home and now lead 1-0 against the Kiwis. Veteran spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who played his last ODI against South Africa last year, is not part of the series at home. He last played for India T20 World Cup 2022.
The veteran spinner expressed his feelings on how the Indian team can win the ODIs World Cup In the room. The Men in Blue last won the World Cup at home in 2011 MS Dhoni. Since then the Indian team has been waiting to lift their next World Cup.
India have won 14 ODIs at home since the 2019 ODI World Cup
Ashwin talks about how on his YouTube channel Rohit Sharma And given their good record at home of late, his players have a good chance of winning the World Cup at home. India dominated the opposition across most of the formats and continued a good winning run.
“India’s home record at this venue is 14-4 [since 2019 World Cup]Which is 78 to 80 percent win record in India. All of these 18 ODIs have been at different venues each time (14 venues).
“The four losses I mentioned were in Chennai, Mumbai, Pune and Lucknow. It’s all evening. By and large, India batted first and posted a score that they believed was level and level.”
The New Zealand series will give a fair indication of where the Indian team stands: Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin After that, he shifted his focus to the ongoing series against New Zealand. India won the first ODI in Hyderabad by a high-scoring 12 runs and will play the next ODI for the series on January 21. The off-spinner also said that the series against New Zealand will give an idea of where the Indian team stands in terms of preparations.
“The New Zealand series will give us a fair indication of where the Indian team stands because Sri Lanka, many believed, were not favourites. However, I believe India are favorites heading into this World Cup. India’s quality is phenomenal in this format and Virat’s return to form is undoubtedly a very important feature,” he added.
The second ODI will be held on January 21 in Raipur and the third in Indore (January 24). After that, the two teams will play a three-match T20 series. The T20Is will be played in Ranchi (January 27), Lucknow (January 29) and Ahmedabad (February 1) respectively.