India have dominated the 2023 World Cup, winning all of their group-stage matches and are the only undefeated team in the tournament. The Men in Blue will face New Zealand at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai in the first semi-final of the World Cup on Wednesday.
However, India’s route to the semi-finals seems to be much more organized this time around, which will give more hope to their supporters. The most significant modification was made to the batting template for the home team.
In this World Cup, every hitter has shown a sense of urgency, which has helped India’s overall scoring rate rise. Former captain Virat Kohli is the only designated anchor in the team, and he is given plenty of time to bat. His fierce desire for runs explains why the Indian No. 1 has more runs. 3 (594) than anyone else in the ongoing competition.
Captain Rohit Sharma has been the driving force behind India’s strong start. Rohit is otherwise a run machine in this format, so good that he managed to score 503 runs, the fourth most in the tournament.
India’s star opener Shubman Gill bats freely scoring 290 in seven matches. With back-to-back dismissals for short balls, Shreyas Iyer collapsed in the tournament. However, Iyer made a fine comeback with a brilliant fifty against Sri Lanka in Mumbai. The best scores in the tournament are 82, 77, and 128 not out. Number 6. Batsman Suryakumar Yadav scored 49 against England and 22 against South Africa while starlet Ravindra Jadeja smashed 35 against Sri Lanka and 29 unbeaten Proteas made cameos to compensate for Hardik Pandya’s absence. Meanwhile, India wrapped up the series with a stunning 160-run win over the Netherlands, keeping their perfect unbeaten record in the ongoing tournament intact.
The Men in Blue have won nine games in a row at this year’s World Cup, making it possible for them to add a third trophy to their collection after their previous triumphs in 1983 and 2011.
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