Nothing but a win for India against Afghanistan
Another costly defeat for Team India against New Zeeland and their chances of getting through the group stage are suddenly looking in doubt. With zero points after the first two games, it’s no longer enough to win the remaining games to secure a spot in the semifinals, but they will now depend on other results going their way. Next up is Afghanistan on Wednesday evening at the Zayed Sports City Stadium. A crucial game for team India who’s forced to win if their T20 World Cup participance isn’t going to end in failure. Watch the game live on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2 and Hotstar – 7:30PM IST.
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Team India – Remaining games
Nov 3rd 7:30PM IST – India vs Afghanistan
Nov 5th 7:30PM IST – India vs Scotland
Nov 8th 7:30PM IST – India vs Namibia
How India can reach the semifinal
The loss against New Zeeland was a huge blow for everyone supporting Team India. Performance wise these first two games have been far from what we can expect from this team. India went into both games as clear favorites, but as the games were finished both New Zeeland and Pakistan were well-deserved winners. Even though things look a lot harder with zero points after two games there’s still a chance of India going through the group stage. Three remaining games, all against opponents who are on paper weaker than India, keep the fight for the second spot in the group alive. India need to win all three games and hope for New Zeeland and Afghanistan to lose at least one of their remaining games.
With a NRR, Net run rate, of -1,609 India will preferably win the remaining games by good margin to catch up on the teams above them in the table.
India vs Afghanistan
Afghanistan will be a tough opponent for India to break down considering how things have turned out in the opening rounds of the tournament. Afghanistan have two convincing wins over Namibia and Scotland, as well as a loss against Pakistan. They have done their best to stay in the fight for the semifinals with two remaining games against India and New Zeeland. Even though they won’t find the remaining two games as easy as the ones against Namibia and Scotland they have still put themselves in a great position to advance from Group 2.
We believe India have a good chance of picking up their first win against Afghanistan on Wednesday evening. Two points against Afghanistan will give the team a boost ahead of the remaining games in which India will head into as massive favorites. India to advance through the group stage currently pays 11.00@Betway.
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Author: Ramesh Singh