World of Twenty Twenty
Ahh.. I can already hear some of you murmuring that this guy has lost it. I can hear them say The world cup started on 18th and this guy is so late to write this story.
The first 6 matches were so one sided, where the strong teams were pitted against aspiring teams , that of Zimbabwe, Ireland, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.
I would have expected at least Bangladesh to put up some good show. Of course a lot of my friends say that India got a scare. I personally don’t believe that. There was no doubt in anybody’s mind that India would win. Of course, we all know India starts a bit rusty and squeaky.
Coming back to today’s matches which I call as the opening matches. The weather played its role as a spoil sport.
First one was a complete farce according to me. There is no point playing a 7 over game . Come on , All the players come out all decked up and you don’t even allow them to show off to the crowds.
The second match was , though not evenly poised , was a good one with Gayle continuing his storm and ably supported by Samuels got to an impressive score of 191. But the aussies never say die attitude quickly showed that they are a team to reckon with. Aussies won by D-L but there was no doubt in mind about their winning anyway even after WI made 191, which is a tall score by any standards. (Not good for me , since I bet on WIndies winning).
There is something in the wickets for pacemen here in Srilanka. Which is a surprise and I am sure all teams are back in their respective war-rooms strategizing over drinks!
This question does bug me at times.
Should the weak 4 teams be allowed to play in the world cup at all?