Time flies & things change in moments, last week a fan asked Virender Sehwag which team would win the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 & within minutes Virender Sehwag said that Team India will be the champions of this year’s marquee event.
However, the entire situation changed after India suffered a massive defeat to New Zealand. Viru is utterly disappointed with India’s humiliating defeat against New Zealand & he feels that team India wouldn’t be able to make it to the semi-finals.
Speaking on his Facebook Watch show Virugiri Dot Com after the Men in Blue’s defeat to New Zealand, Virender Sehwag said, “New Zealand has defeated India for the fourth consecutive time in the World Cup. Now even if India wins the remaining matches still I don’t think they have a chance of qualifying for the semifinals.”
How can India Qualify for the Semi-finals?
India is currently placed on the fifth spot in the Group 2 standings of the Super 12s stage in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Super 12 stage. Even the low-ranked batsman like Namibia and Afghanistan are ahead of the Indian team in the points table.
If India wants to qualify for the Semi-finals they have to win their remaining three matches by huge margins & then hope that Afghanistan beat New Zealand but win against Namibia & Scotland to be at six points. And both Namibia and Scotland end with 2 and 0 points, respectively. Looking at the whole scenario things look complicated for India. Even India have plenty of work to do as their defeat against New Zealand has pushed their NRR down to -1.609.
Virender Sehwag feels that this year has not been India’s World Cup
Virender Sehwag feels that nothing is going down right for India in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2021 so far. Just before India’s match against New Zealand, Afghanistan and Namibia played a game in Abu Dhabi, where the Afghans emerged victorious by 62 runs.
According to Virender Sehwag’s view, the clash between India & New Zealand was the same as Afghanistan vs Namibia with India playing the role of Namibia in yesterday’s clash.
“This has not been India’s World Cup by far. Just how Namibia played against Afghanistan, India played in the same way with New Zealand,” Virender Sehwag concluded.
India is set to face Afghanistan in their next match on Wednesday. If they lose to the Mohammad Nabi-led outfit, they will be eliminated from the ICC T20 World Cup 2021.
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