“The Honorable Linda Dessau AC, the Governor of Victoria (@VicGovernor) and other dignitaries met the Indian Cricket Team today ahead of the #T20WorldCup,” the BCCI tweeted.
The Honorable Linda Dessau AC, the Governor of Victoria (@VicGovernor) and other dignitaries met the Indian Cricket… https://t.co/YYXaJTnNS6
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India will play Pakistan in their T20 World Cup campaign opener at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on October 23 and a win in the match will clear the T20 World Cup 2021 scare and create a lot of momentum for Rohit Sharma’s team .
India head into the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup with high hopes of ending their 15-year drought and claiming their second title thanks to a squad full of talent with both bat and ball.
The Men in Blue will look to reach the semi-finals for the fourth time in their eighth appearance at an ICC Men’s T20 World Cup before going on to win in Australia. Men in Blue will join Netherlands and Zimbabwe against Bangladesh, South Africa and Pakistan in Group 2 of the Super 12.
India’s T20 World Cup history has been one of frustration since claiming the first ever title in 2007. Irfan Pathan was the hero 15 years ago as he took three for 16 as India defeated Pakistan by five runs in Johannesburg.
India have a wealth of options with the bat with similar batsmen KL Rahul, Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav.
The injury to star bowler Jasprit Bumrah is a blow, but they will take solace in the fact that standout Bhuvneshwar Kumar leads the bowling attack.
Bhuvneshwar is one of the most electric pace bowlers of his day, with the ability to swing the ball both ways a potentially key skill Down Under. The veteran pacer will be joined by 23-year-old youngster Arshdeep Singh.