‘Will Be a Challenging World Cup,’ Believes Kohli-Shastri Duo
High quality rivals competing in a Round Robin format has made the upcoming World Cup the "most challenging" for India skipper Virat Kohli, who says maintaining intensity from the first ball will be key to his side's fortunes in the showpiece event, starting May 30.
For the first time since the 1992 edition, all teams will play each other once to decide the semi-finalists. After opening their campaign South Africa on June 5, India will take on Australia (June 9), New Zealand (June 13) and Pakistan (June 16).
"Playing everyone once is great for all the teams in my view. It is going to be a different challenge and every team will have to adapt quickly to," added Kohli.
Shastri also reiterated that it would be the most challenging World Cup considering the quality of the opposition teams and the change in format.
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