Get these runs Virat
Now that's a thrashing. It's 8-0 now, I believe.
India wins a match in super 8 of world T20 after 5 years. I knew we would have to play Pakistan* to break the jinx. Or perhaps South Africa.
* OK, I'm just acting up. I was nervous like everyone.
Originally Posted by Cabinet96
That last Ajmal over could be crucial as far as NRR goes.
A difference in second decimal of NRR. Not going to matter. The last 2 games will decide.
Will look silly if both games are super overs with the same results (wins for both Pak and India or losses for both Pak and Ind).
While Pakistan lost the game I think they have the ingredients to win the tournament. They bat really deep with batsmen till no. 9 able to hit big. And a bowling that has lot of variety and perfectly suited for the conditions in the island nation. They just need to apply themselves. Sit out the baring order - Mallik and Akmal should play up the order. Gul needs to bowl with confidence. They should not drop any catches.
Something tells me that this tournament will get decided by the bowlers. Other sides with very good bowling being Australia, Sri Lanka and south Africa.
Balaji's a rather good T20 bowler, and his stats suggest so. He's done well in both the SMAT and the IPL, and over 72 matches, so you can't go wrong with that. In fact, Dinda's also a decent option in this squad as a T20 specialist, and can come in place of a batsman- one of Gambhir and Yuvraj. Strike rate under 20, economy under 7, definitely worth a shout for now.
They need to line up Irfan, Zaheer, Balaji, Ashwin and Dinda against the South Africans. And also conserve wickets like they did today, in which case, they won't need to weaken their bowling to cushion their batting.
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I'd say India should feed more spin to SA. What happened to Rahul Sharma BTW? Ashwin / Sharma would've been a great spin combo.
Never mind these also-rans, are we through yet or do we have to win our last game still?
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