What makes India so powerful in the cricketing world?

Cricket Betting > Blog > What makes India so powerful in the cricketing world?

cricket betting

Get up to ₹20,000 on First Deposit Bonus


Cricket is regarded as a global sport, especially in a country like India. For years, it has captured the hearts of millions of cricket fans. Especially after such a stellar performance from the Indian cricket team in the recently concluded Asia Cup 2023 and also in the ongoing men’s CWC event, where India have already maintained their winning streak of 10 matches on trot and successfully reached the great final of this year’s global marquee event.

 They have not only bulldozed their opponents, but due to their powerful all-round performances, they have won matches on several occasions by bowling their opponents out for a meager total of less than 150 or so in each and every game that they participated in this year’s World Cup.

Top 5 Reasons for India Becoming a Superpower in the Game of Cricket

In this particular blog, we will discuss the top 5 greatest reasons why India has become a superpower when it comes to the game of cricket.

A strong opening partnership between the Openers

When it comes to a high-octane cricket match, be it a successful run chase or a team batting first, it all depends on the start a particular team is getting, especially from their openers. In this scenario, eminent Indian openers like Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill have already provided them with some of the best starts that they deserve when it comes to a global tournament like the Men’s Cricket World Cup. Out of all the ten matches that India have played so far, they have got a scintillating start from their openers in the form of Rohit Sharma or Shubman Gill.

 Hitman and his partner in crime, i.e., Shubman Gill, have always provided them with one of the best starts that they have ever imagined from their openers. Attacking is the best option, which both the openers from the Indian team have already believed in. In most of the matches till date, Indian openers have already stitched a partnership of more than 70 plus odd runs. In some cases, they have also gone past the 150-run mark and so forth.

 Rohit Sharma itself has already played some great knocks of 40 plus runs on an average. Whereas Shubman Gill played a shit anchor role in supporting his partner and getting almost four half centuries on trot.

A reliable and yet powerful middle order

When it comes to the middle order, it is being ruled by three players in this edition of the CWC event. Once the foundation is laid by their opening pairs, the mantles directly fall upon middle-order batsmen like Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, and KL Rahul.

 There were situations, especially in this year’s CWC event, where it was the middle order that rescued the team from grave danger. One of the finest examples is the match against Sri Lanka, where India lost Rohit Sharma by just 4 runs. Then it was Virat Kohli alongside Shubman Gill who stitched up a partnership of 189 runs within themselves. Whereas, in the match against Australia, India were decimated to a score of 2 runs for the loss of 3 wickets. It was KL Rahul and Virat Kohli who stitched up a mammoth partnership of 167 runs within themselves for the fourth wicket and rescued the men in blue in every possible way. Even in the game against the Proteas, it was Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer who stitched up a partnership of 130 plus odd runs, especially for the fourth wicket.

 On the personal front, Shreyas Iyer alongside Virat Kohli looks to be in scintillating touch, as Shreyas Iyer scored back-to-back centuries just to rescue his team from grave danger and put up a powerful total on the scorecard.

The magical finish from the All Rounders

Be it a chase or batting first, each and every match deserves a powerful finish. As a result, when it comes to the men in blue, they got a magical but yet powerful finish from their all rounders in the form of Hardik Pandya to that of Sir Ravindra Jadeja. Jadeja, through his handful knock of 30-plus odd runs, provided a scintillating finish for the men in blue. He not only secured a win for his team but also made Indian fans believe that even in pressure situations, when the top orders fail, it is the middle order that can easily steady the ship for the men in blue.

Thunderous Performance from the Pacers

So far, Team India has won all the 10 matches in this edition of the CWC mega event, not only because of the impactful performances from their batsmen. Also, because of the thunderous performances from their pacers, like that of Shami, Bumrah, and Siraj, These 3 impactful pacers for the men in blue have not only decimated their opponents to a meager total but also tried to finish the game for their team in most of the cases under 30 overs or so. Through their skillful cutters, inswings, and outswing deliveries, they have made the lives of their opponent’s batsmen a living hell. In most of the cases, opponent team batsmen failed to read their slower deliveries or those of their cutters. As a result, they not only lost their wicket but also the game. So far, Mohammad Shami appears to be the trump card for the men in blue, especially in this year’s CWC event. He has picked up more than 23 wickets in all. Whereas, he has been well supported by his partner in crime, i.e., Jasprit Bumrah for 18 wickets and Siraj for 13 wickets.

 They have not only decimated their opponents but have also become the real force behind India’s consistent win in this edition of the CWC event.

The Intimidating Actions of the Spin Twins

Alongside the fast bowling, it is the spin twins of Ravindra Jadeja, and Kuldeep Yadav has already shown his magic throughout this international global event. Kuldeep and Jaddu provided a crucial breakthrough to the men in blue when the match started to slip off their hands by picking up wickets in clusters. Jadeja alone has made the life of the Proteas at Eden Garden a spinning hell. They got all out for only 83 runs, and the entire crowd at Eden Gardens was chanting the name of Jaddu like a god of spin. So far, Jaddu has picked up 16 wickets and Kuldeep Yadav 15 wickets, respectively.

Concluding Thoughts

In conclusion, it can be said that the way the India team is performing throughout this global marquee event, they have not only become a superpower in the world when it comes to the game of cricket, but they are a team that can lift this year’s CWC coveted trophy in every possible way. A word of caution for the opponent who is going to face them in the final is to beware of their destructive yet intimidating fast and spin bowling option in every other way as much as possible.

Also Read Cricket Player Performance Betting Explained