Former England captain Michael Vaughan says that the current Indian team in the limited overs format should win all white-ball ICC tournaments (T20 World Cup, ODI World Cup, Champions Trophy). Michael Vaughan’s remarks came after India’s 10-wicket win against England in the first ODI at The Oval. The Indian team is leading 1-0 in the 3-match ODI series.
India first bowled out England for 110 at the Kennington Oval ground in London. This is England’s lowest score against India in ODIs. The Indian team won the match by scoring 114 runs in just 18.4 overs without losing any wicket. Prior to the ODI series, India had won the T20I series against England 2-1.
Michael Vaughan said that the Indian cricket team is well on its way to win the ICC tournament as it has players and a team that is ready to beat every opposition in all conditions. Michael Vaughan said on Cricbuzz, “In a year and a half (for the ODI World Cup) the conditions will be different, but India has to be on a winning path in white-ball cricket.”
Michael Vaughan said, “They just caught that rhythm. The way they have played in the T20 series, it is the same (rhythm). We talk about aggression. They were aggressive with the ball today. They were aggressive on the field. This is what you have to do when things are going in your favour, you have to blow up the teams.”
Michael Vaughan said, “England are an excellent team. A win against them should give India a lot of confidence. I have already said, this Indian ODI team has not come close to winning anything for a long time. However, now it should be there for the Champions Trophy, T20 World Cup and ODI World Cup.”
Let us tell you that despite being one of the best teams, India has not managed to win any ICC tournament since the 2013 Champions Trophy. It last won the ODI World Cup in 2011. It has won the T20 World Cup once so far (in 2007).
India will have a chance to set this record under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma. India will get its first chance in the T20 World Cup in Australia at the end of 2022. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will host the ODI World Cup at the end of 2023. Then also it will have a chance.
Michael Vaughan said that India is one of the strongest contenders to win the T20 World Cup. “This Indian group of white-ball experts should lead in every way in all conditions of the world. Not only at home next year, but a few months later they should be champions in Australia as well. It definitely has enough skill to win that tournament.”