After winning the T20I series against England by 2-1, Team India thrashed the Three Lions in the first ODI by 10 wickets on Tuesday, July 12. Former England skipper Michael Vaughan has appreciated the aggressive style of cricket India displayed at the Oval.
After losing the fifth rescheduled Test against England, the Men in Blue have bounced back in style by winning the T20I series and leading the three-match ODI series against England by 1-0.
“Conditions will be different in a year and a half’s time (for the ODI World Cup) but India have just got to get on a roll in white-ball cricket. They’ve just got to build that momentum, they’ve done that in the T20 series in the manner that they’ve played,” Vaughan said while speaking to Cricbuzz.
“We talk about aggression, they were aggressive with the ball today, and they were aggressive on the field. That’s what you’ve got to do when you’ve things going in your favour, you’ve got to blow teams away. England are an outstanding team, so that should give India a lot of confidence,” he added.
“I’ve said before, this Indian one-day team for long hasn’t gotten close to winning anything for a long period. They should be there or there about every single Champions Trophy, T20 World Cup, an ODI World Cup,” Vaughan stated.
Vaughan has credited the Indian Premier League for shaping up the Indian side in the white-ball cricket and has advised them to play in all conditions.
He said, “This Indian group of white-ball experts that have been built on the back of IPL, should be pushing in all conditions world. Not just at home next year. They should be able to arrive in Australia in a few months as one of the clear favorites to win that tournament. They’ve certainly got enough skill.”
India and England are currently squaring off for the second ODI at the Lords Cricket Ground.