Former England Captain Michael Vaughan has always been a big critic of team India’s approach, especially in white-ball cricket. But now, he believes that the Men in Blue will be one of the favourites to win the upcoming 50-over World Cup, which is set to take place in India between October and November.
Vaughan feels that India’s aggressive approach in the ODI format can make them the top contenders to win the major championship event. He appreciated the team’s approach against the Kiwis. Vaughan took to Twitter and wrote: “India finally committing to playing One Day Cricket in the aggressive way makes them Red hot favorites to win the men’s World Cup this year.”
India finally committing to playing One day cricket the aggressive way makes them Red hot favourites to win the men’s World Cup this year .. #INDvNZ
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) January 24, 2023
India finish with 385-9
Talking about the match, New Zealand skipper Tom Latham won the toss and put India to bat first, in what was a dead-rubber game for them. Indian cricket team skipper Rohit Sharma scored his first ODI century after more than three years during the third match between India and New Zealand in Indore on Tuesday. Rohit looked completely in control against the New Zealand bowlers and with the help of 9 fours and 6 sixes, he was able to reach the milestone in just 83 deliveries.
However, many fans were expecting him to smash his 4th ODI double century but that didn’t happen as he departed after scoring 101 runs, spinner Michael Bracewell cleaned him up. Shubman continued his red-hot form with the bat to put up another impressive performance and smashed another century.
Talking about the series, the Indian side are already ahead with a lead of 2-0. Now India will look to win the final match too in order to gain the no.1 ODI rank in the world. After the first ODI ended in a high-scoring thriller, which saw Gill notching up a terrific double century, the bowlers stole the show in the second ODI and dismissed the visitors for their third-lowest ODI total of 108 runs. The Kiwis will look to win the last match of the series to carry on the confidence into the upcoming three-match T20I series against the Men in Blue.