What does India need to do?

The Cricket World Cup to be hosted jointly in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka is only a little more than 7 months away. Currently, Indian team is involved in a pointless Asia cup final playing Sri Lanka, yet again. They will also be playing a three-team tournament featuring New Zealand and you guessed it.. Sri Lanka. There is the tour of South Arica towards the end of 2010 and a possible trip from Australia for a short test series.

This surely is Sachin Tendulkar’s final hurrah and his last chance to collect some hardware before he says bye bye to the limited overs format of the game and solely focuses on Test matches and perhaps IPL. Some Indian players have already mentioned that they want to win this one for Sachin.

Playing in the sub-continent certainly gives the Indian batsmen an advantage but then, it will make the bowling unit look, to put it mildly, ordinary. Of course, playing at home brings along with it a whole new set of pressures.

What do you think? What are the things that India need to get in order for a successful run at the World cup 2011? In terms of batting line up, team selection, bowlers, strategies etc. Chime in.

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