The T20 World Cup is in full swing, with Namibia defeating Sri Lanka and Scotland defeating the West Indies in recent qualifiers.
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Team India will begin their campaign on October 23 against Pakistan at the MCG.
Australia and India have been selected as the finalists, according to former Australia all-rounder Tom Moody and Sunil Gavaskar.
“India, definitely. And because I am in Australia so I am going to say Australia,” Gavaskar said on Star Sports before the warm-up match between India and Australia on Monday.
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Moody said: “I am going to give you the top four. Australia, England will go through from their group. I think Pakistan and India would be leading the other group. The finalists, I have to say Australia and India.”
The men in blue defeated Australia by six runs after Mohammed Shami’s brilliant performance in the warm up game, they picked four wickets, of which Shami took three, and one was a run-out of the last 4 balls.
Virat Kohli was in brilliant form in the field. In addition to taking a spectacular catch at long-on to eliminate Pat Cummins, Kohli was also involved in running out Tim David.
On Wednesday at the Gabba in Brisbane, India will play New Zealand in their final World Cup warm-up match.
While Team India is ranked number one in the ICC team rankings for the shortest format, they haven’t lifted the T20 World Cup trophy since 2007 and failed to reach the semi-finals in the last edition.
This time they have Pakistan, South Africa, Bangladesh and two qualifiers in their group.
Skipper Rohit Sharma also voiced his concerns recently thanks to the bowlers inability to stop runs in the death overs saying – “areas of concern, we have to look at our bowling, what more options we can find in the powerplay, middle and death.”
Shami’s last over in the warm-up match has put Rohit’s concern to bed, India looks strong with Mohammed Shami and Arshdeep Singh bowling as a pair in the death overs.
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