Monday, April 19, 2010

T20 World Cup - Coming Soon

The world T20 is only 2 weeks away and despite the fact that the last tournament was only 9 months ago there seems to be enough excitement for the 3rd edition of the tournament to be played in the West Indies.

Like last year, all international players are immersed in the IPL, while the Pakistanis are back home going through a training camp.

It didn't make a difference to their campaign last year. Will this year be different?

The team has been hit by disciplinary issues and injuries and are missing a number of their key players.

Younis Khan and Shoaib Malik were not considered, while there are injury concerns regarding Umar Gul and Umar Akmal.

Shahid Afridi, the new (old) captain though is confident. He believes Pakistan have the ability to defend their title.

Do they?

Playing T20 cricket is as unpredictable as online betting. You never know which way the game will sway.

Australia, always a threat in any format, have overhauled their team and brought in T20 specialists.

India always looks strong and will be tougher this year compared to last as most of their players are injury free and in decent form in the IPL.

Sri Lanka, who had a near flawless campaign last year, will be dangerous with the emergence of new players like Matthews and the growing ability of King Sanga and Jayawardene in T20.

South Africa stand no chance! As I've always said, any high profile ICC tournament, will never end in South Africa as champions. They just don't have it in them.

England, New Zealand, and West Indies could throw in a surprise but then again its T20 cricket, which is extremely hard to predict.

I did fairly well predicting the outcome last year, and will try again this time around.

Make your pitch on this post...



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6 Pitched:

  1. amk said...
     

    I just hope Waqar ges back alive !

  2. straight point said...
     

    welcome back Q... it's time... :)

  3. Shridhar Jaju said...
     

    Oh dont worry... SA will lose just once... and be knocked out...

  4. Maz said...
     

    I have predicted that Australia, India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan are the teams which are capable of winning the ICC T20 2010 over at my blog maza786.blogspot.com!!

    Top stuff Q!!

  5. Life_in_Binary said...
     

    high time! well pitched needs some Qness..

    i am pretty confident of Pakistan's chances atleast uptil the semi-finals.. after that as the coolio-dhoni said, "its a lottery"..

  6. Anonymous said...
     

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