For all the Cricket fans out there, here is the latest update of what’s happening T20 World Cup. As of this time, the tournament has already reached Super Eights Fixtures. South Africa started their super 8 campaign in the ICC world twenty20 with a comprehensive win over New Zealand in the Group E 2nd game played at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados. They started their Super 8’s game with a 13 runs victory against New Zealand. They need to win their next game against Pakistan to remain in the competition.
On the other hand, England beat Pakistan by 6 wickets to register their first win in the tournament. They got 148 runs for victory. England achieved the target easily with the help of Kevin Pietersen unbeaten 73 runs of 52 balls and some sloppy Pakistan fielding.
May 7 match would be much anticipated because matches from the big names in world’s cricket will be happening. With Australia vs India and West Indies with Sri Lanka matches, today’s game would be exciting.
Here is the schedule of May 7 games:
May 07 – Fri
Australia v India, 15th Match 13:30 19:00 21:30 at Kensington Oval Bridgetown, Barbados
May 07 – Fri
West Indies v Sri Lanka, 16th Match 17:30 23:00 01:30 (next day) at Kensington Oval Bridgetown, Barbados
However, if I were to pick the winner based on the bowling, and hence, in a trickle-down effort, based on how the pitch will behave, I get the sense that the Barbados wicket will assist the Australian pace bowlers more than the Indian spinners, and that, to me, will play a huge role in deciding the winner. Where it gets more interesting is that the game will start at 9.30 in the morning and that means that the side winning the toss, will, almost invariably want to field first. If India fields first, their spinners may have even lesser assistance from the track, and the same applies to the Australian bowlers. Given these circumstances, I would have loved to be a fly in both dressing rooms during the discussion the captain and the coach would have about their decision regarding the same.
The only one factor that the Aussies could look at guarding against is the oneness that the attack may bring about; Shaun Tait, Dirk Nannes and if fit, Mitchell Johnson, all bowl at speeds of over 140-145 km/hr, and there is a definite chance that if the Indians can see the new ball off, the rest of the overs could become a tad easier for the batting hunks from India.
Stay tune for more updates coming up.