Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Team India is having a dream run in the ongoing ICC ODI World Cup 2023 so far. The men in Blue have so far won all of their eight matches and they are occupying the top spot in the points table with 16 points in their kitty.

Though former Australian wicketkeeper and World Cup winner Adam Gilchrist believes that it will be tough to beat India in the mega event, he still suggested a winning theory against India.

The former aggressive wicketkeeper-batsman urged Australia to bat first if they win the toss against the Men in Blue in knockouts. He pointed out just how dangerous India’s pace trio of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj and Mohammed Shami have been under the lights and feels one way to neutralize that is to make them bowl first.

“I think firstly winning the toss and batting first, given how India have gone about their business. I don’t suggest that they have a weakness in chasing. They have the greatest-ever run-chase co-ordinator in Virat Kohli. But the damage that the Indian bowling attack has been doing under lights, they have been lethal. Siraj, Shami, and Bumrah have been almost unplayable. It might be more conducive to bat against them in daylight,” said Gilchrist during an interview.

“India identified that they were a bit top-heavy with the spin talent, especially with the conditions over there. But if they wanted to be competitive overseas, they needed to develop a fast bowling program. The MRF pace academy with Dennis Lilee and now Glenn McGrath certainly helped,” he added.