Friday, May 7, 2010
T20 World Cup in knockout stage
With league rounds ended without any upsets and super 8s started started bang for Australia, England and South Africa. Today India lost to Australia and again old woes of short pitched bowling haunted India badly and I must say this will haunt badly to India in coming matches as well. They thrown out of the last WC because of short pitch bowling and probably same will happen in this WC as well. Tough time ahead for Dhoni & Co. as they have to win next two matches and its do or die situation for India. Looking at WC I still back Sri Lanka as favourites to win this tournament and now Australia and England are look like strong contenders to win it as well. For Australia this is very important tournament as they couldn't win any of the last two editions so they are hungry and that makes them deadly. England has come into this tournament with lot of grit and the way they entered into the super 8's they are lucky so they have good chance. I feel Sri Lanka, Australia, England and South Africa will go in semis. For India I don't think they have any chance after today's match because in coming matches other team will exploit their weakness. In league stages every big team got the chance to play atleast one match against weaker team so they made it to the super 8s but here on thing will be very competitive and any lapse will cost dearly so all the teams have to be on their toes.