Virat Kohli's side similar to MS Dhoni's 2007 T20 champs: Lalchand Rajput

Updated: May 20, 2019, 08:17 IST | Subodh Mayure | Mumbai

That team had a lot of all-round ability

Virat Kohli (left) and MS Dhoni
Virat Kohli (left) and MS Dhoni

India's 2007 ICC World Twenty20-winning team cricket manager and current Zimbabwe coach Lalchand Rajput reckons the Virat Kohli-led Indian team for this month's World Cup are similar to the 2007 T20 side which triumphed in South Africa.

That team had a lot of all-round ability. There was Yuvraj Singh, who was vice-captain along with the Pathan brothers - Yusuf and Irfan, the three main all-rounders. "All-rounders make a lot of difference and I think we have got good ones now as well. We also have a very strong top three and that's very important. Earlier, there was Virender Sehwag.

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Lalchand Rajput
Lalchand Rajput

Now we have got Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli and then Hardik Pandya, the X-factor. MS Dhoni as usual, is a great finisher so India have a very well-balanced team. This team should definitely win the World Cup," said Rajput. Apart from batting and the team's all-round abilities, Rajput felt India have one of the best bowling attacks. "India are very well equipped," concluded Rajput.

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