Indian cricket team started the World Cup against Bangladesh. They won comfortably, but their tied match (even after scoring 330+ runs) against England and their loss to South Africa (where they lost 9 wickets for 29 runs) had left them with 7 points with one more match to go.
Frankly, other than the match against England and Bangladesh, Indian batting has looked pathetic.
But thankfully, Bangladesh has obliged England, India and West-Indies by losing to the mighty South Africans. Now Bangladesh is stuck on 6 points but with such a bad net-run rate that their hopes lie in India beating West-Indies by 100s of runs or by chasing the entire West Indian total in 5 overs. With our boys in such glorious form, it we can consider it a impossibility.
The quarter-final scenarios for India!
India can either come in 2nd in the group with 9 points or lose to West Indies and end up 3rd.
- If India is second in the group they will play Australia or New Zealand in the QFs.
- If India ends up third they play Sri Lanka in the QFs.
- India whatever happens will not play against Pakistan in the Quarter Finals.
Wow, lets see how this drama unfolds on Sunday, 20th March 2011 in Chennai.