Allan Border, the former Australian captain, has praised India for their growth as a cricketing superpower in recent years. India has had a remarkable journey in cricket in the last few decades. They have won various ICC titles like the World Cup in 2011 and the Champions Trophy in 2013.
India has been on top of the ICC rankings across formats consistently in recent times. In the latest ICC Test rankings, they hold the second position. Moreover, India is leading in the ICC T20I and ODI rankings currently. Additionally, India has been performing well in ICC tournaments, with their recent T20 World Cup campaign reaching the semifinals.
INDIA HAVE THE UPPER HAND AT THE MOMENT: ALLAN BORDER
In his interview with India Today, Allan Border discussed India’s recent emergence as a dominant force in international cricket. He also shared his views on the ongoing India-Australia rivalry, acknowledging that India currently has a 2-1 lead in the series.
“Oh, most definitely. India does have the upper hand at the moment. They will get a chance, won’t they in England at the Oval when these two teams play in the World Test Championship final game at The Oval. So, it will be thrilling in itself to watch them go at it in a neutral country,”
Allan Border also talked about the progress of Indian cricket since his first visit to the country in 1979.
“As you said, the rivalry has build up slowly but surely. There was a period where the Australians were very very dominant. Don’t forget we didn’t tour India all that often. Before I came in 1979, we weren’t here since 1969. So it’s a big gap between teams playing against each other. That’s how far India has come”
As the Border-Gavaskar Trophy (BGT) series progresses, India is leading with a score of 2-1. Australia bounced back in the third Test, which they won, and now the fourth Test is a must-win for India if they are to make it to the World Test Championship (WTC) final. Australia have already secured their place in the final with their victory in the third Test.
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