India are still the best travelling team in the world: Lara
Team India were humiliated by New Zealand in ODIs and Tests during their recent away tour. Soon after that, questions have been raised over India’s poor performance in the overseas conditions.
Despite all the hullabaloo or the ruckus surrounding India’s defeat at the hands of New Zealand, West Indies legend Brian Lara feels that India are still the best travelling team in the world.
After losing the ODI series by 3-0, India had lost the first Test by 10 wickets and the second Test by 7 wickets that saw the top-ranked team struggle to post a threat to the Kiwis.
However, Brian Lara is least bothered about what happened to India in New Zealand. According to him, India’s defeat was just an aberration.
“I think India have been travelling very well in the last ten or so years. What happened in New Zealand, I think it’s more of an aberration, I think coming off so much one-day and T20 cricket, it might have been tough for them in the Test arena outside of India. But I think India is still maybe the best travelling team in the world,” Lara told ESPNCricinfo.
Lara went on to add saying that West Indies and India would be two teams that the hosts Australia will be worried about the most at the T20 World Cup later in the year. “In terms of a team, obviously I want to see the West Indies go all the way and win,” said Lara.