Ian Chappell – Could India become powerful like the West Indies and Australia of old?


They are producing formidable young cricketers at an impressive rate

All thoughtful cricket opponents must have dreaded the day India got it right.

It is the day when India unearthed all the talent available, then fully capitalized by selecting its best team. This era is well and truly upon the rest of the cricket world as India has shown its incredible depth over the past few months.

The emergence of talents such as Shubman Gill, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar, T Natarajan and Axar Patel would have been monumental if it had happened in the span of three years, let alone three months. And when you consider that Shardul Thakur only excelled in his second game and the scorching Rishabh Pant was an international match winner ahead of his 20th appearance, it really is a rosy picture.

A pink image, ie if you are an Indian fan; for the rest of the cricket world it’s scary.