India's Future in the T20 World Cup

Vishrut AggarwalCorrespondent IJune 9, 2009

India is already through to the Super Eight stage of the T20 World Cup. Let us see what advantages it has and what obstructions it will have to face.

Advantages

The top team Australia is out of the T20 World Cup and it could have been a major threat to the Indians. The future of Pakistan is also shady but its fate will be decided today. India may have Netherlands in their group in the Super Eights and will have a fair chance of making it to the semifinals if it defeats them.

If Pakistan lose today's match they will be out and that will also be a good advantage towards the Indians because Pakistan has good smashers like Misbah-ul-Haq and Shahid Afridi who can really gun India down.

Obstructions

India may have to face Sri Lanka, South Africa, or New Zealand in the Super Eights and semifinals. India has not won a single T20 match against New Zealand till today. They will be a major threat to the Indians.

Though India has won a match each against the other two teams, it has to work hard on its game because both these teams have improved a lot. The Lankan bowler Lasith Malinga has just had a good IPL season and so have the batsmen Kumara Sangakkara and Tilkaratne Dilshan.

So they can prove to be dangerous against India. Even the proteas have defeated Australia in T20s recently and are in excellent form at the moment. So they are also a major threat. So India has a great task of defeating these teams.

Game Plan

The Indian bowlers Ishant Sharma, Pragyan Ojha, and Harbhajan Singh have been in good form. India has to use them usefully and gain advantages due to them. The India batting lineup also comprises of good players like Rohit Sharma, Vireder Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh.

These players can come in good use and help India to win the tournament. Even the other players who are currently out of form can regain their form. So if India work hard they can win the tournament and our blessings are with them.

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