Devansh Awasthi, Our Founder and CEO interviewed former Indian cricketer turned commentator and analyst Deep Dasgupta. Deep Dasgupta was An aggressive opening batsman, Dasgupta played for Bengal, where he took over as captain following the resignation of Sourav Ganguly, and was the reserve wicketkeeper for East Zone behind the national wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Dasgupta answered a lot questions related to the recently concluded Border-Gavasker Trophy between India and Australia. He also gave his views and opinions on it and also spoke about India’s upcoming tour against England at home. When asked about India’s recent series win in Australia without their key players, Deep Dasgupta felt that it would impact the Indian cricket team and the new and positive attitude among the Indian players are going to remain for a long time.
Devansh: So my first question to you would be what prompted India to go for the win at Gabba? What made them believe in themselves to chase this massive target against a world class bowling unit?
Deep: Well I think it was the mindset. India’s current slot of youngsters seemed to be hungry for the win and this hunger could be seen on the field the other day. The captain Ajinkya Rahane himself looked positive for his 20. Despite getting dismissed for a mere 20 odd I feel that his positivity was impactful and his approach and small cameo set the ton
Devansh: True, my next question to you would be what do you think is going to be the scoreline at the end of the upcoming series between India and England? How do you think would the series would look towards the end?
Deep: Well it’s hard to predict. Despite starting as favourites I feel that it won’t be easy for India to beat England in the upcoming India-England Test Series. Anything can happen in cricket and the recent India-Australia series is a clear example of it. As a matter of fact I feel that the roles from the previous series are reversed over here. I mean no one is giving England a chance to win and the tag of “Underdogs” might help England. Having said that India still stand as firm favourites.
Deep also spoke about his thoughts on the ongoing series between England and Sri Lanka. “England are currently 1-0 up and the conditions in India won’t be too different as far as my knowledge goes” He added by saying that there’s a match all set to take place in Montera, where neither of the two teams have played a Test match before. He also spoke about India’s team combination and how India might pick their playing XI. “After Ashwin’s monumental effort to draw the Test match at Sydney I’m sure that he’d back himself to bat at 7” he added by saying “With Jadeja injured, India have the option of playing a Kuldeep Yadav or even a Washington Sundar in their lineup”. Deep also spoke about India’s seamers and how there’s an option of “Too Many” which is a good sign. He ended the interview by speaking about how the bio-bubble is a must and no matter how hard it is, COVID-19 has forced everyone to follow the new norms. Team Cricketkeeda thanks Deep Dasgupta for spending his valuable time with us in this interview. The below link consists of our interview with him.