ICC T20 WC: Former England captain Nasser Hussain believes that due to the lack of an alternate plan, one can beat Team India. He said that and due to the situation of uncertainty in the shortest format of the game, any team can beat India in the knockout stage of the ICC (International Cricket Council) T20 World Cup.
India looked to be in great form ahead of the tournament after beating England and Australia in the Test matches. Due to IPL (Indian Premier League), the players of the team also have the necessary match practice. He said that India are contenders to win the title but I will not consider them as strong contenders because this format is uncertain. In this format, a player’s innings of 70 or 80 runs or just three balls can turn the match around. That’s why anyone can trouble India in a knockout match.
What is India’s record in knockouts?
Former England captain Nasser Hussain also referred to India’s poor record in the knockout stages of recent ICC tournaments. India won their last ICC title in 2013 under MS Dhoni by defeating England in the Champions Trophy final. The Indian team then crashed out of the semi-finals in the 2015 World Cup, 2016 T20 World Cup and 2019 World Cup, while finishing runners-up in the 2017 Champions Trophy and the World Test Championship earlier this year. Nasser Hussain says that India’s record in ICC tournaments over the years is not good and this is something they will have to deal with. When he plays in the knockouts, the pressure of the expectations of the Indian audience and fans increases.
Need to work on alternate plan
Former England captain Hussain feels that India does not have an alternate plan in case the top order fails in the knockout matches. When they reach a critical juncture, they lack an alternative plan, he said. You can see the match played against New Zealand in the last World Cup, suddenly that match becomes low scoring and they didn’t have any alternate plan. They lose to a very good New Zealand team. So it will be an issue for them. He said that there is also a problem with India that due to the presence of batsmen like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul in the top order, the middle order does not get much opportunities and if the top order gets disintegrated in knockout matches then the team will be in trouble. Is.
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