Cricket is a game of luck and T-20 Cricket has the most twists and turns to turn the tables on sides who have better day in the field on a particular day. The hosts are favourites to win an unprecedented second World T-20 cup and this it favours Team India as the matches are played in the Indian sub-continental conditions. India’s 10 wins were against depleted sides in the absence of key cricketers in their side and when Sri Lanka showed some character Indian team could just touch 100 runs and lost the game as well. Form in international matches is temporary and class is permanent. Both Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli could not do much against a strong South African side in the practice game. Winning is a habit and sequence of wins in recent times will not hold good to repeat the show in a World Cup T-20 match. If we have two sharp fielders to guard the outfield, Kiwi side is famous for his outstanding fielding with the trap laid in every pocket. New Zealand side know that the run saved is a run scored and they made all the attempts to contain Team India.
S. Abhishek Ramaswamy
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