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What to Expect from India in T20 World Cup 2016?

December 17
12:22 2015

ashNew Delhi, Thursday, December 17 – World Cup matches are always exciting. Without any effort, the event catches the eyeballs. Only a few months remain for the cricket carnival to start. India is hosting the tournament and it is a big opportunity for the Indian squad to relive the moment of 2007, the year when they lifted the winners’ trophy.

It was the moment of pride for each countryman. Winning the title in the new format on its inaugural year was a big thing and this will remain the same no matter how many years pass by.

The contest is scheduled to begin from March 8, 2016 and will end on April 3, the day when grand finale will be held at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The first match will be played in Nagpur between Zimbabwe and Hong Kong. Dharamsala, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Mohali and New Delhi have been selected as the venues as well to host series of contests. The first round matches are to start from Match 8 to March 13.

Bangladesh, Netherlands, Ireland and Oman are in Group A while Zimbabwe, Scotland, Hong Kong and Afghanistan are in Group B. One team from each group will qualify in second round, where the groups are divided as A and B as well. Group A will have Sri Lanka, South Africa, West Indies and England, while on the other hand, Group B will have India, Pakistan, Australia and New Zealand. Winner of Group A (from first round) will be another team that will play against teams of Group B (second round) and Winner of Group B (from 1st round) will qualify to play against playing XI of Group A (second round).

Despite the fact that job on the shoulder of team selectors is high, players are probable to put their foot forward to book a berth in the list of probables to perform superbly in the tournament. Helping the unit to outshine rivals is a dream of each cricket player. Indian cricket team is full of talented cricketers. Given that all matches are to be played in different grounds of India, chances of performing to the best of abilities is up for the host. Players like Yusuf Pathan, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin and others may be the game changers being all-rounders and housing the potential to contribute both with batting and bowling skills.

There is much time for selection committee to select combination of bowlers, batsmen and all-rounders who can do their job in the way near to perfect after being picked in the playing XI. Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s captaincy will be of sheer importance as well. He is a player who is gifted with the capability to steal the show by doing impossible thing possible. There were the times when Dhoni took the audience by surprise, giving his best as a player and skipper to take his team towards the success. It is certainly true that the Indian captain hasn’t been able to pocket runs in speed in the recent past as he would do a few years ago, eyes can’t be shut to the fact that he could be a bigger threat for opposite team. Defeating India on the Indian soil is not an easy task for different cricket playing nations and powerhouses are completely aware of this fact.

Expectations are definitely high from Indian team when they come into business. Losing is not an option for them in a major competition like World Cup as a single defeat could change more than a few statistics on the point table. Whoever is selected to play for the team, he is going to be clear of the fact that average performance wouldn’t be any use. If every individual gives the best from his end then only it would be feasible to think of ranking up as the tournament proceeds further.

The Men In Blue have some of the best fielders, who make sure to save a lot of runs by stopping the ball from going towards the boundaries. Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan and Suresh Raina know what their captain would expect when they arrive in the stadium to hold the fort. Given that all matches are to be played in the country, the audience is going to arrive in good numbers. No wonder if they turn up in impressive figures to cheer up for India in different matches. Amid excitement, all Indians will expect to see Indian camp doing well at different time intervals that is pivotal as well to keep their hopes alive in the competition.

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