Former Indian team captain Sourav Ganguly has made a big prediction about the upcoming ODI World Cup to be held in India. According to Ganguly, in this mega event to be held in India from October 5, apart from host India, teams from Australia and England can reach the semi-finals. Apart from this, Ganguly had asked New Zealand or Pakistan for the fourth team.

Sourav Ganguly said that India, England and Australia are my first choice to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup. You can’t take New Zealand team lightly in big events. In such a situation, I will consider 5 teams in my semi-final race. I would also like to include Pakistan in this. Ganguly further said that if Pakistan qualifies, Indian fans will be able to watch the semi-final match between the two teams at the Eden Gardens ground. Significantly, if Pakistan reaches the semi-finals, it will play its match in Kolkata.

The players are under a bit of pressure as the World Cup is in India

According to former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly, there will not be much mental pressure on the Indian players for this mega event as all of them are looking strong. However, this time due to the tournament being on the home ground, some pressure of performance can definitely be seen on them.

Ganguly said that the pressure is always on you. When he used to play, there was pressure on him. Rohit had scored 5 centuries in the last ODI World Cup. I am sure there will be pressure on them too. Pressure is not a problem. I am sure he will find a way out of this. When Rahul Dravid was playing, there was pressure on him to perform well. Now that he is the head coach, the pressure of the team’s performance will be on him. We sometimes don’t do well in important matches. I think it is not mental pressure. All are very strong mentally and I am sure we will do better this time.

Rahul Dev

Cricket Jounralist at Newsdesk

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