It seems just like yesterday when everyone was celebrating India's triumph at the World Cup and yet again we're facing a new challenge. The World Cup 2015, which started on Valentine's Day is being held in the tough terrains of Australia and New Zealand and will end on March 29th. We're pretty sure that you are praying for a consecutive win and just to boost your morale we bring forth some of the interesting facts which proves why India could retain the World Cup this time as well!
1. Most Wins As Indian Captain in World Cups
MS Dhoni has already broken Kapil Dev's record of becoming India's most successful World Cup captain with 12 wins. Kapil Dev had 11, Mohammad Azharuddin had 10 and Sourav Ganguly had 9 wins.
2. Superb Bowling Attack
The Indian bowlers have shown a spelndid performance in this World Cup and that is reflected by their economy rate of 4.23, which is the best for any team in the tournament.
3. Perfect Chasers
The run chasing capacity of Indian has increased amazingly. After Virat Kohli’s debut, India has chased down 300+ targets five times.
4. The Unbeaten Streak
India has never lost to Pakistan in any world cup ODI match and this time too they maintained the streak with 6-0. And it was the first time they did it without the Master Blaster!
5. Breaking the Curse
India also had a threat that they've never beaten South Africa in any World Cup game but they just ran past out of it.
6. Hoping for a Magic
India is the 1st team to win a world cup at home and there's no doubt that they will become the first one to do so abroad as well.
7. The Magic of WAGs
We all know the presence of WAGs(Wives And Girlfriends) alters the performance of players. But with charming ladies like Anushkha Sharma (Virat Kohli's girlfriend), Mayanti Langer (Stuart Binny's wife), Ayesha Mukherjee (Shikhar Dhawan's wife) and the newly born bundle of joy, Ziva in captain Dhoni's life will prove to be an inspiring factor.
8. Awesome Twosome
Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma's 174-run opening stand is the highest opening partnership for India in World Cups, breaking Sachin Tendulkar - Ajay Jadeja's mark of 163 in 1996.
9. The Domino Effect
The Men in Blue have a new record to boast on - they have now bowled out their opposition 5 consecutive times - all of which happened in this World Cup.
10. The Great Indian Run
India now holds a 9-match winning streak at World Cup since 2011.
Go Team India! Go!