Virat Kohli had stated that performance in the Indian Premier League will not influence India’s World Cup selection. Speaking on the eve of first ODI between India and Australia, Virat had clearly laid out the road map ahead of World Cup.
“No, I don’t see the IPL having any influence on World Cup selection. I think that will be very, very radical sort of analysis,” he had said.
When asked about IPL’s impact on the selection of the World Cup squad, Ganguly said: “World Cup is how you play in the World Cup. It’s (IPL) a different tournament. You just play and move on to the World Cup,” Ganguly opined.
He termed the upcoming World Cup to be the strongest because of the format.
“It’s difficult to pick a winning recipe, you just have to play well. This will probably be the strongest World Cup because everybody plays everybody.
“A lot of strong teams this time. India, Australia England, West Indies, New Zealand, Pakistan play very well in England. After winning against South Africa, I hope Sri Lanka turn it around. It will be a good World Cup,” said Ganguly.