29 Jan 2019

Cricket: India great urges Black Cap fans not to worry

1:12 pm on 29 January 2019

New Zealand cricket fans shouldn't lament the form of the Black Caps says former Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh.

Singh has told the India Today the Black Caps are better side than Australia but India, who are ranked second in the world, are simply a better again.

The tourists have taken an unassailable 3-nil lead in the five match series after comfortably winning the third match in Mount Maunganui by seven wickets.

"This current New Zealand are definitely a better team than Australia but don't forget how well India played."

Harbhajan Singh

Harbhajan Singh Photo: Photosport

"Sometimes, we (India) look to the other teams play well and we forget how good our own team is and that no team can stand in front of our team. It is great to see the way our team is playing. Everyone is in form," said Harbhajan.

"New Zealand is a good team but India were better,"

Harbhajan said India have found the core leading up to the World Cup and added Virat Kohli will be happy with the way his team has shaped up.

India now have plenty of options, "i's a very good headache - other teams are struggling against India.

"India are playing different combinations in different conditions and it's all working. It's a good headache to have. Virat Kohli will be happy that India have a great chance to win the World Cup. Hope every player stays fit. These are great signs for Indian cricket," he said.

Harbhajan also said that the absense od skipper Kohli from the last two ODIs against New Zealand will not change much for the series victors.

"This team is on auto-pilot mode, such is the culture in the team that whether Virat Kohli is in the side or not." Harbhajan said.