After a huge loss by New Zealand, team India managed to win two consecutive matches against Pakistan and Bangladesh, they were not convincing though. But they tried to be in the race for knockouts and today’s important game against the team-to-beat Australia has transferred into a virtual quarter-finals for both the teams. Here we’ll see what things India should take care while playing the match and win it.
Work on strength I.E. Batting
Although Indian bowlers are bowling absolutely fabulous since last few games, it’s batting that’s a big worry for India. Especially openers, until now, have failed to capitalize the good start which would give a platform for the middle order to gain more runs. In the middle order as well, except the giant Virat Kohli and the cool skipper MS Dhoni and one performance of Suresh Raina against Bangladesh, nobody’s looking confident as well as playable in the batting order.
Read the surface well
Since the first game in WT20 Indian team has got the slowest pitches to play on and the surfaces like that proved as nightmare for the batsmen to score runs. As the reports say, India will look forward to play on the same pitch they were playing in the last three games and will try to take down the kangaroos in the web of spin under the attack of R Ashwin’s spinning artillery. It’s important for the batsmen to read the pitch to score a fighting total if India forced to bat first.
Rain, Rain Go away
From downwards we’ll now go straight to upwards. The predictions are there would be light showers in Mohali today and if gets big, it’ll be bad for India as if the match get abandoned, it’s Australia who’ll play semi-finals against West Indies, due to their healthier net run-rate than the Indians.
Indian team is absolutely a favorites in the game considering their recent wins against the kangaroos and the other teams as well. India have managed to win 12 out of their last 14 games and have faced the defeat in just two. India has played against Australia in Australia recently and the men in blue hunted down the kangaroos in that T20 series and won it 3-0. A complete whitewash. At PCA stadium, Mohali India have played only one T20 in 2009 against Sri Lanka which India won convincingly by 6 wickets chasing down the mammoth target of 206. India scored 2011 for the loss of just 4 wickets. Amazing, Isn’t it???
Beware the beasts
Australian team with Smith and Warner and Watson and Finch and Maxwell… hooh, top names, aren’t they??? These players are very huge and India should take these beasts down as soon as possible to win the game. Their bowling department is looking slightly dull and inexperienced but their batting which can tear apart Indian bowlers.
Last words, the home conditions will favor the Indian side and it’s just one win which will take India into the knockouts. Considering all the aspects, it definitely will be a huge match. Tune into the game sharp at evening 7.30 today.