U19 World Cup 2018: India have it all to win, says Sourav Ganguly

India and Australia will fight it out in the tournament final.

Indian have been unbeaten so far in the tournament. (Getty)

Being a part of the commentary team and having watched Team India's undefended run so far in the campaign former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly is hopeful of an Indian win against arch-rivals Pakistan in the final. 

"Indian 18-year-olds bowling at 145kmph was absolutely wonderful to see," said Sourav Ganguly. 

"(Shivam) Mavi, (Kamlesh) Nagarkoti and Ishan Porel are all very good. Porel may be a tad slower but he can swing the ball and because he is tall can hit the deck as well," added  Sourav. 

"The batting too is no less exciting. Prithvi Shaw, the captain and Shubman Gill, vice-captain, look two of the best batsmen on view in the tournament. "Shaw does look good. He had a terrific start to his first-class career. I even asked Shaw if he knew Bengali seeing her surname but no he doesn't," says Sourav 

"They couldn't have got a better coach. I met Rahul (Dravid) after a while and must say he is the best man for the job. He will be the best thing to happen to these boys in the dressing room. To answer your question, it's an overwhelming yes. Fast bowlers, batsmen, spinners - we seem to have all the bases covered. Manjot looks exactly like a young Shikhar Dhawan to me". 

India's dream run in the campaign has surprised cricket experts from all around the globe and has got them to believe in the potential that the next generation of Indian cricketers. 

The likes of Prithvi Shaw, Manjot Gill, Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti have scripted a beautiful and glorious picture of Indian cricket already accordingly to Ganguly. 


By Anshuman Roy - 30 Jan, 2018

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