Along with his claim that the Indian cricket team is the best out there currently, the BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has mentioned significant reasons as a support to his statement. Due to the fact that Virat Kohli’s side has been performing impressively, India is eligible to be considered as one of the top teams. Bagging victories not only in home fixtures but also defeating multiple hosts at their own home grounds points to a commendable run of form.
1) Domestic cricket system
Combining the First-Class and the limited-overs formats, there are nearly 30 fixtures a season. Also, the Ranji Trophy continues to produce quality players due to the quality of the tournament, with several top players like KL Rahul and Cheteshwar Pujara facing each other with their state teams.
2) Top coaches
Apart from the senior men’s team, BCCI have appointed great coaches at the youth level and grassroots. The likes of Ravi Shastri and WV Raman have played a significant role in helping the talented players grow. Also, at the grassroots, there are former First-class and International cricketers providing optimal assistance in nurturing young players.
3) NCA (National Cricket Academy)
Functioning in collaboration with the MRF Pace Academy, the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore has witnessed a splendid amount of growth over the years. The players graduating out of the academy are the likes of Navdeep Saini and Mohammed Siraj. Under the supervision of head Rahul Dravid, the academy has been running at an admirable pace.
4) Indian Premier League
After the BCCI launched the IPL, it has probably been the biggest reason why there has been an immense surge in cricketing talent since 2008. The scouts hired by the IPL look for talent in domestic competitions, which is why the players are willing to put in good performances and get a chance to play the cash loaded competition.
5) Talented Indian players
India having a great depth of extremely talented players is another formidable reason why India can possibly be regarded as the best. They will be playing two different series simultaneously in England and Sri Lanka. This is also owing to the fact that India’s cricket culture inspires budding cricketers to out in the efforts to get to the very top.