Team India has left for England for ICC World Cup 2019. The Indian team is considered to be a very strong contender for the World Cup to be held from May 30. Indian captain Virat Kohli believes that the upcoming World Cup has become very challenging by playing against the strong rivals in the round-robin format and it will be crucial for the team in the tournament.
Earlier, Kohli, who played in the two World Cups, said that there was no time for him because he had to play four tough matches in the beginning. The Round Robin format is being adopted for the first time since 1992 in the World Cup in which each team will face every team. After launching the campaign against South Africa on June 5, India will face Australia on June 9, New Zealand on June 13, and Pakistan on June 16.
Kohli said before the team departure, “Personally, this will be a very challenging World Cup, which I will be part of as the teams are very strong and format is also different. If you look at Afghanistan’s 2015 team and now the team, then it is a completely changed team. ‘
“Any team can beat anyone,” he said. This thing is in our mind. Our focus will be on playing our best. You have to perform the best of your ability in every match because there is no such situation as a group stage. ‘
Kohli said, “Playing from each team is very good for all the teams. It will be a different challenge and every team will have to adjust quickly.
Kohli said about the first 4 matches of the team, “It will create the rhythm for us. Everyone has to give their best and remain strong from the first match. There is no place for self-conceit and therefore this is the World Cup and the most important tournament. ‘