Presence of wicket-takers in middle overs will benefit India in high-scoring World Cup: Rahul Dravid

The former Indian captain Rahul Dravid believes that the presence of wicket-takers in middle overs will benefit India.

“In a World Cup, I believe, having experienced some of the conditions in England last year with the A tour, it would be a high scoring World Cup. And in a high scoring WC, having bowlers who can take wickets in the middle will be very important. I think India is lucky in that regard,” Dravid said.

The former captain added, “People like (Jasprit) Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal… (We have) got bowlers who can take wickets. Teams that are taking wickets through those middle-overs in those high scoring games have a better chance of restricting the opposition.”

India will start their World Cup campaign on June 5th against South Africa.