Danish Kaneria also predicted India and West Indies as the finalists of the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021.
Former Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria lauded the efforts of team India who are in Sri Lanka playing the limited-overs series. The Men in Blue won the three-match ODI series with a game to spare and players like Deepak Chahar, Prithvi Shaw, and Ishan Kishan grabbed the opportunities with both hands under the head coach Rahul Dravid.
Kaneria also pointed out the re-emergence of Kuldeep Yadav under Dravid and credited him for instilling confidence in the wrist spinner. The cricketer-turned-expert also feels this India B team (which he referred to as) is also capable of winning against a full-strength squad like Pakistan. The 40-year-old added that India showed the fight right till the end in the second ODI and never backed away from playing their natural game.
“The way this Indian team is performing, the way Rahul Dravid has worked with the Indian team he deserves all the praise. The way he has motivated Kuldeep Yadav, even this India B team can certainly beat Pakistan,” Danish Kaneria said on his YouTube Channel.
Apart from the three ODI matches, India will also play three T20 matches against Sri Lanka. These three games will be the last limited-over games that the Men in Blue will play before the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 begins in October.
Danish Kaneria predicts India and West Indies as the finalists of the T20 World Cup
Dravid recently spoke about giving chances to fringe players ahead of the global event. With India’s first-choice players returning for the T20 World Cup, there will be only two or three spots available for the other players. Also, India has the second leg of the Indian Premier League (IPL) from September 19 in the UAE and, Kaneria feels the players have an advantage since they will get used to the conditions before the global event begins.
The former Pakistan spinner has also made his prediction for the showpiece event and, he picked India and West Indies to make it to the finals. Kaneria feels both these teams play well on the slow and sluggish wickets. He also feels UAE will have more of these wickets during the T20 World Cup.
“India is not playing any limited over cricket before the T20 World Cup but playing IPL will keep them in good stead. I think it will be India vs West Indies in the final,” Danish Kaneria concluded.