India face West Indies today
The ICC World Twenty20 winner of the 2007, India had a fine start to the tournament and easily entered to the super 8s of T20 World Cup 2009. India will play its first Super Eight match against the West Indies in Group E. Group E consists of South Africa and England. The first match of Group E was between England and South Africa, where SA had a comprehensive victory over the host. The second match on the Group E is scheduled as: India V WI - Group E June 12, Friday 2009 Lord's, London Starts 17:30 local, 12:30 GMT, 22:00 India India had an easily first round group which consists the Bangladesh and Ireland. They were able to get all 4-points from the matches played. They are yet to clash against the big nations in this year's ICC World Twenty20. India also had decent match against those teams. Youngsters did a very fine job. West Indies a memorable start to the tournament in England where they defeated the Australians by a huge margin. The ideal start what the team would have wanted. West Indies had to lose its both matches in 2007 T20 World Cup and was sent back to the home before the Super Eights. This time the lights of Chris Gayle are expected to make the team further. For more info: http://www.indyalive.com/T20-world-cup/results/
the first time in the tournament that India really had to go out there and prove itself on a fast pitch, we crumbled. Some soft hitting, poor batting and terrible bowling that somehow refuses to bowl yorkers in the death or otherwise, led to our downfall. We had blemishes in the field as well and now that leaves us the unenviable task of looking to win against an England, which is also quite hapless at the moment, and South Africa, who I believe have the strongest team by far. We definitely need the assurance of a Virender Sehwag in the team simply because that puts Rohit Sharma into the middle order and deepens the batting lineup. I also think that T20 is not won by the bowling. It is won either by good batting, or lost by poor bowling. Either ways, we need to sure up our ends and make sure that nothing slips through. Poor team strategy though.
India have only played and won against weaker nations. Let us not forget that in the last T20 world cup, our bowling had the likes of Anil kumble as well. A player like Pragyan Ojha, who has no variation, no spin and no bounce, is also no good. Yuvraj Singh could do his job and if Yuvraj gives away a few boundaries here and there, then so does Ojha, so there's nothing different. Instead of Ojha, we should look at playing an extra batsman.
india has to beat South Africa and england. If we don't lose our attitude, then we will be eliminated. We had such a pathetic "WE are the best" attitude because of the IPL and in the game against Ireland, than I am glad we lost to the windies. Hopefully it will bring our players down to earth.