Cricket legends have different opinions about which team is the strong contender for the title in 2017, in the Champions Trophy.
India is the defending champion of the Champions Trophy tournament. In the previous edition 2013, India won the title by defeating hosts England in the final. Despite this, many people do not believe that Team India is the strongest contender for the title for this time too.
West Indian superstar Chris Gayle, speaking specifically from NDTV, said that India’s claimant can not be considered the most vulnerable. He says that the team which will be most wins in England’s situation will win.
Similarly, former Sri Lankan cricketer Chaminda Voss says, “Whatever is good, it will be more than expected to win.”
But former captain Sunil Gavaskar described India as the strongest contender for the title in a special interview with NDTV. They say that India, The hosts are the strongest contender teams of England and South Africa for titles. They believe Team India players are in the rhythm and reaching the full week before the tournament begins, they have the full chance to be used. They say that the practice match (vs New Zealand and vs Bangladesh at Oval) on May 28 and 30 will also clear the picture of Team India.
According to former Indian spinner Erapalli Prasanna, due to the power of Indian bowling, Team India can again make their titles. Prasanna argues in favor of team India in the 2002 and 2013 champions, “I think India and Australia are the two most balanced teams, they should reach the finals, especially India’s aggressive ability looks great, they have six specialists There are bowlers.
” He also said that like in 2013 Ravichandran Ashwin and R Jadeja will also play a key role in India’s victory.”
According to 77-year-old Prasanna (49 Test, 189 wickets), 20 overs thrown by spinners in the 50-over game can prove to be extremely important.
Many other Indian greats like Irfan Pathan are betting on India. While Australian captain Steven Smith is claiming the strongest of his team’s claim. Even Bangladesh captain Musharraf Murtaza believes his team’s claim is very strong. R Ashwin, who had won the title of the CEAT cricketer before going to England for the Champions Trophy, said that he has come up with some new preparations for the new tournament.