India need to bolster lower batting order

Birmingham: West Indies legend Clive Lloyd feels India will have to strengthen their lower order batting as they advance into the knockout stage of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Placed second in the 10-team standings with 13 points from eight matches, India have entered the semi-finals of the showpiece event. The table is led by defending champions Australia, who are already through to the next stage with 14 points. The Men in Blue's middle-order however, have struggled so far in the tournament.

"India have a selection dilemma. England played the right kind of game against them by attacking the spinners and they need to strengthen their batting lower down the order," Lloyd wrote in his column for the ICC. Lloyd, who led West Indies to two World Cup victories in 1975 and 1979, meanwhile, also praised India and Australia for reading the conditions well in England.

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