Friday, May 29, 2009

Why India May Win the ICC World Twenty20

Everyone is saying so. Mickey Arthur has said to watch out for them, Manjerekar has said that they are the favorites, and even God has spoken for them.

I have the reasons why.
  1. Sachin Tendulkar has said that they will retain the title. When God speaks, you listen, you obey.

  2. Defending champions alright, but Team India has come a long way since that victory at the 2007 ICC World Twenty20.

    They're a confident bunch and can give all teams a run for their money, not only on their day but on everyday!

  3. Sehwag, Gambhir, Raina, Yuvraj, Dhoni, Rohit, Yusuf Pathan - no other team can boast of 7 match winners in their batting line up.

    Only one of them has to fire in full flow for India to be on top. Even if they take turns every match, they will walk away with the cup.

  4. Zaheer, Ishant, RP, Irfan Pathan - that reads a top notch pace attack for English conditions. They will be a handful for the opposition.

  5. Every single member of the Indian squad played a part in the IPL; majority of them turned out for all the matches for their franchises.

    I know it works both ways, but surely the IPL experience counts for something.

  6. They are 2nd behind Pakistan in that table of Twenty20 Win % and definitely more consistent than the Pakistanis.

  7. Their Super 8 group includes Australia and South Africa. If they get past them, they will in all probability go all the way.

And at the end of it all if they do what SP asks them to do, in all likelihood they will fly out of England with the ICC World Twenty20 title.

Make your pitch on this post...

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6 Pitched:

  1. Indophile said...

    Well me not so sure that defeat in KiwiLand is the reason . But it will be super fun if they actually repeat their performance.
    Is there any particular reason that your link on all other sites take us directly to comment section instead of the main post ?

  2. Rayden said...

    Good to see you still consider Tendulkar as the god of cricket. A lot of Indians and few others feel sehwag or one of the younger guys have taken over the title. For me even though people keep asking Sachin to retire, he always ends up as our highest scorer in any tournament / any form of cricket he plays in. Even though the pace might have slowed down, i feel the runs haven't.

  3. Q said...

    Indophile: that defeat in KiwiLand is the reason for what?

    Which other sites are you talking abt? i'm not sure why... it should take you to the post really..

  4. Q said...

    Rayden: Sachin was and will remain God :-)

  5. cricketguru said...

    india player are give good performance in IPL and RP singh get purpose cap.

  6. Q said...

    Yes they did well Cricket Guru.. bit it was the Purple cap, not purpose cap :-)

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