World T20 2016 Team Preview
INDIA Team Preview
Group: India, Pakistan, Australia, New Zealand and winner group A (Q1A)
Best performance: Won in 2007
India Team Preview for World T20 2016
The World T20 cup in India has made the job of analysts easier as every former player and analysts have India on their list as winner for the 2016 edition. Perhaps they are right as India is the only team in the top eight teams which is in red hot form.
But this comes with a caveat. Apart from the whitewash against Australia, India won the series against a relatively weak Sri Lanka and won the Asia Cup in which teams were below par at best. With India in a group which is supposed to be tougher than the other they need to be careful as the recent wins can be a bubble which can burst if they are not careful.
India’s batting till now has been dependent on Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli with guest performances by Shikhar Dhawan. But the middle order and lower middle order is still untested in the pressure situation and this could be critical in a tournament which could lead to elimination after one bad game.
However, on the bowling front the team has been spot on the matches so far. With the influx of experienced Ashish Nehra along with Bumrah and two spinners the team has done well. Nehra has done well to get early wickets and Bumrah to get the Yorkers in at the back end of the innings.
India Squad/Team/Players for World T20 2016
Squad: MS Dhoni (capt, wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Harbhajan Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Pawan Negi, Ashish Nehra, Hardik Pandya.
Betting Odds for India in World T20 2016
India is 2.87 to win the World T20 2016 outright, which undoubtedly a significant low before the start of the tournament due to the home conditions.
Cricket Island Prediction
Despite middle order quandary for India, it’s likely to reach to the finals of the World T20 2016.
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