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Jonathan AgnewAGNEW'S POST-TOURNAMENT VERDICT on India
Sourav Ganguly
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India hold a 100% World Cup record against Pakistan.

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India imageCoach: John Wright
Captain: Sourav Ganguly


India went horribly off the boil in the build-up to the World Cup.

They seemed to have lost their way but have since clicked and proved they are an extremely fine one-day side - not far from an ideal one-day side.

Sachin Tendulkar was the undoubted star of the tournament at the top of the order where he can show off his talents and intimidate bowlers.

But there's so much more to the team than just their highly-rated batting line-up.

The fielding is brilliant when they put their minds to it, with Yuvraj Singh and Mohammad Kaif both making a real difference.

And their two left-arm opening bowlers - Zaheer Khan and Ashish Nehra - are top class, with real pace which can cause real problems.

They leave knowing that they were only beaten by the one team better than them at the moment, and the key to India becoming an ideal side will be finding a fifth bowler.


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