India aim to make ten in a row in World Cup

Auckland , Pankaj Kumar Samantray | Updated : 13 March 2015, 11:27 AM

With World Cup campaign on track, defending champions India will look to finish their group matches with a flourish when they meet spirited Zimbabwe in an ICC Cricket World Cup match at Auckland.

India are currently playing good cricket and crushed most of their opponents in the group stages. West Indies was the only team which gave them some scare at WACA.  The Men in Blue would like to continue their all win record in the mega event.

The tie against Zimbabwe will be a good practice match for the players who haven’t performed yet ahead of the knockout stages. It has been a superb turnaround for MS Dhoni and his boys as no one gave them a chance to defend their title after their performance in Down Under.  

The team suffered a humiliating defeat in the Test series and lost all the matches in the ODI series also. But in the past four weeks, the Indian team have emerged as one of the hot favourites for the world title.   

In the process, MS Dhoni has eclipsed Ganguly’s record by winning nine straight matches in World Cup. The top is firing all guns blazing and the bowlers have taken all 10 wickets in last five matches.  

Former Zimbabwe skipper Brendan Taylor will play his last match for the country after English county Nottinghamshire roped him for three years.

Indian team is scheduled to face the fourth placed team of pool A in quarters. 

First Published: Friday, March 13, 2015 11:19 AM
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