If they can restrict teams to 250ish then they have a chance. Thing is the other major contenders bat really deep and have a number of superstar batsman, Sri Lanka don’t have that and I imagine they will struggle a lot when chasing.
I would back England to win again, but without Archer and with some confusion around the batting India look to be the safer bet, even though England have dispatched them with ease in recent tournaments.
Don’t see India winning. Not because of lack of talent , but the selection.
The existing india squad have too few people who can play spin.
Home advantage will help them. They need some clarity in selection though, always seems to be a lot of talk around the batting line up. Too many voices around the team with input it seems.
Just seen the SA scorecard, Klaasen 174 (83). 13 4s and 13 6s, Adam Zampa bowling 10 overs for 113 runs. Equals the record for the worse bowling figures in a ODI. Yikes.
There are guys like Rohit and KL… Even Kohli I dare say who shouldn’t be anywhere near the limited overs setup. Despite their past achievements.
India’s got the problem of plenty. There are enough people in the domestic leagues who don’t get a chance because of the Indian team setup of getting back established players once they either come back from injury or they go and score runs in the domestic.
At this point , a India team of maybe Gill , Bumrah , Pandya , Jadeja with the rest all comprising of domestic/IPL guys (jaiswal , tilak Varma etc) will beat the first choice indian team hands down
SL collapsing way too easily.40/8 in a final