They are table toppers in Pool B but the Indian team's showing so far has not been in keeping with their record or their reputation as World Cup favourites. With two tough matches still to be played against South Africa and the West Indies they will have to raise the level of their performance if they wish to repeat the feat of Kapil's Devils in 1983 even if their entry into the quarterfinals is more or less assured.
Figures may not always tell the whole story but a glance through the statistics associated with the Indian team during their World Cup campaign throws up some tell tale facts. The Indians are riding on the achievements of a few while the others have hardly contributed to the team's cause. The runs have come from the bats of Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh; the wickets have been taken by Zaheer Khan and Yuvraj Singh. This clearly illustrates that half the squad hasn't really contributed much and that cannot be good for a team aspiring forRead More »from India’s performance leaves a lot to be desired