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Sunil Gavaskar unsure if current Indian team can dominate world cricket like Australia or West Indies

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Sunil Gavaskar said that there are times when inconsistencies creep up in the Indian team because of which he is not sure if they can dominate the way Australia and West Indies did at their prime.

Sky the limit for India but inconsistencies holding them back: Sunil Gavaskar. (Reuters Photo)

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sunil Gavaskar said that he doubts if India can dominate the way the West Indies or Australia did
  • India have finished the last five years at the top of the ICC Test rankings
  • Gavaskar said that there are times inconsistencies creep up in the Indian team

Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has said that while India may be a “supremely talented team”, he doubts if they can dominate world cricket the way the great West Indies and Australian teams did in the past.

India have ended the last five consecutive years at the top of the Test rankings. “I’m not too sure they’ll be able to dominate like West Indies did. They were winning all five Test matches, even the Australians were, winning four out of five. I’m not too sure if this Indian team can do that because of the fact that while they are actually a supremely talented team, there are at times inconsistencies that you see,” Gavaskar said on The Cricket Analyst Show on Youtube.

“That is the only thing that makes me hold my breath a little bit. But as far as the potential of this team is concerned, I think sky is the limit,” said Gavaskar.

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Gavaskar said that India’s current period of success is powered by the fact that they have had some player or the other who has stepped up with bat or ball at important points in matches.

“Clearly, in a game of cricket, not all 11 can succeed. But if four of them can two batsmen and two bowlers then you’re winning more games. And that is what this Indian team certainly is capable of,” said Gavaskar.

India face New Zealand in the first-ever final of the World Test Championship at the Ageas Bowl from June 18 to 22.

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