India suffered a one-sided defeat at the hands of Pakistan in the first match of the Twenty20 World Cup on Sunday. The Indian team led by Virat Kohli was defeated by Pakistan by 10 wickets. With this humiliating defeat, the difficulties of Team India have increased.
India’s next match is against New Zealand on October 31. If Team India loses this match too, they could be in danger of being knocked out of the tournament. In fact, India will have to win the next match against New Zealand at any cost to stay in the tournament and keep their luck in their hands.
After Pakistan, if India also loses to New Zealand, they could be in danger of being knocked out of the Twenty20 World Cup. In case of defeats to Pakistan and New Zealand, India will have to rely on the victories of other teams to win their next three matches against Afghanistan, Scotland and Namibia to stay in the World Twenty20.
India will have to stay in the top two to make it to the semi-finals of the Twenty20 World Cup. After Pakistan, if India loses to New Zealand, they will have to pray that a big team like Pakistan or New Zealand loses at least two matches. Despite this, India will have to win their next three matches given the good run rate.
It should be noted that although the Afghan team could not make it to the semi-finals, it could spoil the game of big teams like India, Pakistan or New Zealand. In such a situation, the Indian team has to be vigilant at all times. In the event of a loss to Pakistan and New Zealand, India will have to be wary of smaller teams, especially Afghanistan.
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