Sunil Gavaskar said that if the Indian Cricket Team fails to win the tournament, lack of practice can’t be the reason as they have had enough practice and there’s a strong feeling that they can win the cup.
The world have already witnessed some close contests in the 1st Round and it gives a clear indication of what’s in the store ahead of the Super 12 stage, which will begin on the 22nd of October.
Sunil Gavaskar is positive about India winning the tournament. He stated that although India has been stumbling and are without Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja, but there’s a buzz that they could win.
India will begin their campaign against Pakistan on Sunday (23rd October) at MCG. They will be heading with high confidence into the tournament as they have had ideal preparation for the event.
Sunil Gavaskar feels that India has tuned nicely into the event as they have had good game time ahead of the tournament. Writing in his column for Mid-day, he stated:
“One thing for sure. If the Indian team does not win this T20 World Cup it won’t be for lack of preparation. Not only have they gone to Australia almost three weeks before their first game of the tournament, they are also playing practice games against good sides that should get them ready for the tournament. said Gavaskar
“The old saying, ‘if you fail to prepare then prepare to fail’ will not apply to this Indian team as, apart from these games in Australia, they also played six T20 matches at home and won four out of those to show that they are tuning in nicely for the big event.” he added
Since the last T20 World Cup, India haven’t lost a single bilateral series and ahead of the tournament they have played two additional games to get used to the conditions and also defeated Australia in the warmup game as well.
“India’s performance in the white ball bilaterals has always been good, be it at home or overseas, but it’s in the multilateral events that they have been stumbling. In the past it’s been because they have come cold into the event. But that isn’t the case this time around and that’s why, with a terrific blend of youth and experience, there’s optimism among Indian cricket fans that the Cup should be coming home. Gavaskar added
“Yes, the other teams have also been playing practice games and that should hold them in good stead, but there’s a buzz about this Indian team despite the absence of Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja,” wrote Gavaskar