The 6th world cup for T20 in India is already in full swing although only one of four rounds has been played in the Super10. The gentle giant Gayle has steered his team, West Indies ahead with a blistering century full of mighty sixes and crafty fours. England showed patience and application in winning its match against South Africa after a world-cup record chase. NewZealand’s wrist spinners & seamers closed India & Australia out while Afghanistan, the new kid in the block, is showing positive signs of breaking through to the other side in this world cup itself. The tempo is feverish though it’s the early stage , so much so that today’s India-Pakistan clash at Eden gardens, Kolkata has become a must-win-match for India in group B.
|Rohit Sharm (98*) against Windies, Eden Gardenson March10|
India has never lost to Pakistan in any of the ten world cup (6 ODI & 4T20) games where they were pitted head-to-head while India has never won any international match against Pakistan in the recent past at Eden Gardens. India’s last match against Pakistan in EdenGardens was an ODI three years back where Jamshid Nasir’s crafty century was completely unmatched by some irresponsible-swinging of willows by Gambhir, Sehwag, Yuvaraj & co. But since then there’s been a new-and-permanent player in Indian team, Rohit Sharma whose performances in Eden gardens in the recent past has been record-breaking to say the least including a 98 n.o against the Windies in a warm-up match. Hopefully while Pakistan will spend their energy in going after the inform Kohli , performances of Rohit Sharma & co could send fireworks cracking over Ganges river, flowing just behind.