In 1983 world cup Indian entourage had some heroes in the form of Sunil Gavasker, Kris Srikanth, Ravi Shasthri and last but not least Kapil dev. Though India became world Champions, India lost some games in league stage. Four years before in 2011, Though Indian team became world champions they had lost few games in group stages. But back then Indian team is endowed with Shewag , Sachin, Yuvraj. Now in 2015,India were not as threatening as in 2011 or 1983 on paper, but they were unbeatable till now, They had subjugated all the cricketing powers in their pool and now reached into Knockout. Who would have thought Shikhar Dhawan would come in to from before the World Cup, Who would have thought all the bowlers would be spine of India’ conquer. All the credits should be given to Ms Dhoni for backing his players and instilling confidence in them .They had a pathetic 3 month tour in Australia before world cup. One should attribute skipper MS Dhoni for team India’s revival. Shikhar Dhawan’s role has become pivotal in India up and downs recent past. Using Raina as a bowler in ODI’s and test is Dhonis strategy. Shami and R Ashwin featured in top bowlers list of world cup. Rohit Sharma is the only one who didn’t justify Dhoni’s belief in him. If he comes to the party team India will be much more impetuous in Knockouts. Even if he wins the toss or not, Even if has to defend or chase, he will always be with cool head and leads the team. He never panics in critical situations. All his plans would be devised according to situations. He’s been successful by sending Raina early in Pakistanis’ game. He has instilled confidence in Rehane by sending him early against South Africa. Mohit Sharma who came in as a replacement player for Ishant Sharma has been picking up wickets consistently throughout the tournament No one will forget Dhoni’s innings in 2011 WC final. He took
onus him and came ahead of Yuvraj Singh in the fnal of 2011. Requirement of Dhoni’s credential were minimal in 2011 WC before final. Situation is completely different now he has to play with more limitation now than in 2011. India is fortunate to play against Bangladesh in quarters at MCG. Who knows, India might face their arch rivals Pakistan again in WC semis if Pakistan win against Australia. Dhoni will be devising his plan according to semi-final while playing against Bangladesh.