3 overseas players who will be a threat to India's chances at the World Cup
England is all set to host the ICC World Cup next year in May. For the first time, the tournament has been reduced to a 10-team affair. India, who failed to defend the title in 2015, will be looking to bring home the trophy after 8 years. With the kind of dominance in recent times, the Virat Kohli-led team look clear favourites to win the trophy.
The only way India can lose their plot in the World Cup is if they allow a few opposition players to win the matches for their teams single-handedly. India managed to ward-off Mahela Jayawardane's singular effort in the final of the 2011 World Cup and they will hope to do the same if these 3 players put up a fight against them.
#1 Kane Williamson
The New Zealand captain showed a different side to him in the 2018 edition of IPL where he scored a lot of runs at a quick strike-rate to take his team close to the trophy. He led his team well and they fell short by a small margin in the finals. Although Kane has been a terrific Test player, he has started to construct good innings in the limited overs format only recently.
The one aspect of the Kiwi captain which differentiates him from others is that his performance is rarely affected by other players in the team. In many matches, he has single-handedly won games for his team and India need to be wary of that. Having been a part of the same team as Bhuvi and Dhawan in the IPL, Williamson can devise a plan to counter these players which can help the Kiwis get on top of India.
India will look to use Williamson's discomfort against the spin-bowlers to get him out early.