India, the continental Number 1 and World Number 5, has stepped up its effort for world dominance. India’s performance in the last few years has been nothing short of exceptional and it is this exact tenacity that makes them an incredibly dangerous side at the global arena.
The India squad is oozing with talent with Captain Manpreet Singh leading the charge. He carries with him the burden of some stellar recent performances in the recent Asian Games, where they finished with the Bronze medal, and the Asian Champions Trophy, where they declared Champions alongside Pakistan.
Team India has been placed in Pool C of the World Cup alongside Belgium, Canada and South Africa, and would be fancying their chances to performing well in the Pool matches, which would give them a strong boost moving further in the tournament.
With upcoming talent such as Dilpreet Singh, Mandeep Singh as well as the experienced lot such as Goalkeeper Sreejesh., the Indian side looks balanced and lethal. Their quick play and a heightened fitness level may prove to be the differentiating factor at the World Cup.
India also has an advantage of playing in front of the home crowd which is likely to calm down some nerves. Having won the World Cup on 1 previous occasion in 1975 In Kuala Lumpur, they would be itching to lift the trophy a second time. India had beaten Pakistan in the final by 2 goals to 1.
With a lot of expectations on the line, India will be coming on the field to face South Africa in their opening match on the 28th of November, 2018. It’s all to play for in a few days.