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Man of the Match is Virat Kohli: “Always good to get a start, good to start on a winning note. Always tough to play against a team with nothing to lose. They were in a situation where they could try a lot of things, we had to be more careful.”
India vs Afghanistan Highlights T20 World Cup 2012
Match Preview by Subhash Divadiga
If India are the Financial powerhouse of the Game, Afghanistan are yet get out from Economic tumbledown trouble torn environment. If India constantly throws World Class batter after every interval, Afghanistan elevens name are yet to be sustained for even smaller period.
But given the Unpredictable nature of shortest format and Unknown quantitative of Minnows of Cricket and Most Importantly the familiar Indian complacency, no one can guarantee the outcome of this contest even though Indians are paper favorites.
A victory against Afghanistan almost booked India place in the Next round and if Afghanistan repeat what Bangladesh and Ireland done in 2007 World cup, The Group will be wide open as third team England are playing a good cricket of late.
From Indian point of view there batters got much required batting practices in their warm up game against Sri lanaka and Pakistan but their bowler with exception of Ashwin Clobbered around especially in game against Pakistan.
Where as from Afghanistan point of view they played in a last World cup and start their campaign against the same Indian side.
India however win that contest quite comfortably but eventually were out of the contest because of their sloppy performance in the Super Eight stages.
Middle order batsman Yuvraj singh who came from winning against his battle against cancer are set to announce himself in World stage were as Virendra Sehwag who are struggling with form and indifferent relation with skipper M.S. Dhoni are keen to recycle his form in the format which suits his type of batting.
From Indians point of view their batting always been their trump card but their bowling always been the weakest point.
Afghans batters pointing on tip taking by Kamran Akmal and Shoaibh Malik assault on Indian Bowlers. In the warm up matches Pakistan were dire stage at 92-5 while chasing Indian total of 185 ended up achieving that total with 5 bowls to spare.
Apart from Ashwin the rest of the Indian bowling unit were completely disarrayed. The Afghans Batsman are keen to capitalised on chink on Indian armory.
Its also blessing in disguise for the Indians as it has been big wake up sign for this Indian side who are looking for the second T20 title and Third Consecutive Trophy in Major tournament after 2011 ODI world Cup and latest 2012 Under 19 World cup Victories.
In 2011 World cup too Indians were struggling with their bowlers inability to defend the formidable total in group stages later on rejuvenated in business end that is during knock out stages and extended their arm finally to the coveted World Cup.