Not easy for India to win T20 World Cup if they don’t improve ranking: Sunil Gavaskar – India Today


Former Indian opener Sunil Gavaskar has harassed that India want to drag up their socks if they’re to win the following 12 months’s T20 World Cup to be held in Australia.

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Shikhar Dhawan is beneath scrutiny for failing to attain runs at a sooner charge (Reuters)


  • India misplaced the first T20I vs Bangladesh on Sunday
  • Sunil Gavaskar stated that India have to be taught lots from the loss
  • Gavaskar additionally stated that Shikhar Dhawan wants to attain runs at a faaster charge

After India have been hammered by Bangladesh within the 1st T20I on Sunday in Delhi, questions have been began to be raised concerning the group’s method within the shortest format of the sport. Whereas India brushed apart the West Indies 3-Zero in a T20I collection earlier this 12 months, since then they’ve been pressured to attract stage with South Africa at residence earlier than shedding a T20I for the first time in opposition to neighbours Bangladesh.

Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar, in an interview with Sports activities Tak, conceded that except India begin profitable increasingly massive matches, it ‘will not be straightforward’ for them to win the 2020 T20 World Cup.

“In ICC rankings India is at 5. If they’re to go to 2/3, they should win some massive matches. And if they cannot do that, it won’t be straightforward for them to win the (T20) World Cup,” warned Gavaskar.

Classes from Delhi

“We have to be taught from the Delhi loss. You may’t simply neglect this. We’ve got seen that every time the group bats first they play much more dot balls as in comparison with after they’re chasing. In Delhi, I believe there have been 55 dot balls within the 1st innings, which for my part is an excessive amount of,” stated Gavaskar.

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On the type of Shikhar Dhawan

“Questions can be raised on Shikhar Dhawan if he would not bat effectively within the subsequent 2 matches. The group is just not going to profit when you’re scoring 40-45 runs from the identical variety of balls. He should take into consideration this. When gamers come again after the hole, it does take a variety of time to get again the rhythm,” defined Gavaskar.

Earlier on Sunday chasing 149 for victory, Bangladesh rode on Mushfiqur Rahim’s unbeaten 60 off 43 balls and Soumya Sarkar’s 39 off 35 balls to achieve the goal with Three balls to spare. Mushfiqur and Sarkar have been a part of a 44-run partnership for the third wicket whereas Sarkar additionally added 46 with debutant Mohammad Naim, who made 26 off 28 balls. The half-century was Mushfiqur’s fifth within the format.

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