Covid-19 compelled the BCCI to dial the UAE and ask them to play hosts on their behalf. The Covid scenario in India had not improved to a degree that the nation might take the choice to host a 16-team world occasion. The Emirates understood and opened its gates for the 2021 ICC Males’s T20 World Cup.
Trying again, India may have all the explanations to be assured of going the space and, as Suresh Raina mentioned – win the cup for Virat Kohli. Virat, bear in mind, has determined to step down as India’s T20I captain after the event.
The crew’s type mixed with home-like situations and tracks within the UAE increase its probabilities. On high of that, the gamers have had a current first-hand expertise of enjoying within the UAE, because of the second leg of IPL 2021 that concluded as near the event as October 15.
Add to that the return of MS Dhoni to the Indian camp as ‘mentor’ and the prospects begin wanting much more promising.
(BCCI appointed MS Dhoni as India’s Workforce Mentor for the 2021 T20 World Cup – Photograph courtesy BCCI Twitter)
The stats additionally again India.
Because the 2016 version, the crew has performed 72 T20Is, gained 45 and misplaced 22. It offers Virat & Co. a win proportion of a wholesome 62.5%. Two video games ended tied and three had no outcomes.
Sequence-wise, India performed 25 collection since June 18, 2016. Of those, 14 have been away, together with 13 bilateral and one Tri-series in Sri Lanka. The opposite 11 have been bilateral affairs at dwelling.
Breaking these numbers down additional, India performed 32 matches at dwelling because the 2016 T20 World Cup, gained 21 and misplaced 10. One match did not produce a outcome.
The document away from dwelling in the identical interval reads 40 matches, 24 gained, 12 misplaced, 2 tied and a couple of no outcome.