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Entertainment Percentage to Go Up during Asia Cup

Entertainment Percentage to Go Up during Asia Cup

February 16
14:39 2016

asia cupNew Delhi, Tuesday, February 16 – It is one hundred percent true that cricket is all about fun and entertainment. The way playing XIs perform right from the onset of the competition more often than not decides their fate in the further stages. The more input they pour earlier, the more experience they gain in the latter stages. Sportsmen can’t afford losing inspiration, which is the key source of burning the fire within and boosting them to do well in the slated tournaments.

To tell the truth, it is not easy for any country to defeat India on their soil. Owing to knowledge about the mood of the pitch and familiarity with weather conditions, India stay on strong side as like any other cricket playing nation in their homeland. In view of the fact that India will be hosting matches of the mega contest of limited over games scheduled to take place early next month, chances are massive for them to outshine. A recent 2-1 win on the opponents is of great significance.

Before this cricket carnival, more than a few exciting games have been lined-up to take enthusiasm up and let cricket fans gear up to get entertained. The 3-match T20I series between South Africa and Australia is to start from March 4 and end on March 9. Viewers anticipate interesting game between bat and ball as these two teams being the powerhouses and how to forget that T20 fever is to grip entire world in next to no time. More interesting will be to watch Asia Cup, which is to begin from Feb 19. Afghanistan, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Hong Kong, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka will contest against each other on different dates to boost their chance of winning and qualifying for finals and finally winning the trophy.

Incontrovertibly, batting orders of the Men in Blue is solid as compared to other participating squads and a glimpse of it was visible when they lately defeated Sri Lanka in the shortest format in 2nd and 3rd T20 matches despite losing the 1st game. Confidence of Mahendra Singh Dhoni led-side is up, without a doubt. It would certainly be crucial to notice what attempts are made by some young and experienced combination of the talent to put stress on the rivals in the upcoming series. Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka and Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Outer Stadium in Fatullah have been picked as the venues of matches.

Besides this attention-grabbing contest, Australia and New Zealand will also compete to stay ahead of each other in Trans-Tasman Trophy, Game 2 of which will be held on February 20 at Hagley Oval in Christchurch. The Kiwis thrashed the tourists in ODI format but Aussies bounced back to win 1st Test by an innings and 52 runs. Since both teams being capable to make challenge get tougher, the joy to watch them putting best foot forward will go up as well. Chances are nearly equal for both Australia and Black Caps. Nothing can be predicted with surety in game of cricket which is full of uncertainty.

Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni expected an awesome show from his men against Australia on their turf, keeping a humiliating defeat at the hands of host in the 5-match ODI series in a side. They pulled off in the last match and kept the zeal in mind to whitewash Australia in Australia. Dynamic cricketers Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and a few other players were outstanding to ensure good start for India. Yuvraj Singh’s timely six and four in the last over and Suresh Raina’s way to finish the match helped India log a memorable victory over Aussies. They even had the potential to crush Sri Lanka 3-0 but it did not come true after the team suffered batting collapse during T20 opener.

To tell the truth, bowling attack of India isn’t considered strong but what they did recently against Sri Lanka in the shortest format is something to remember for a long time. To be honest, bowlers did their job in a fine manner in first match of Sri Lanka tour of India but it was lost thanks to not enough score on the board. Ravindra Jadeja, Ashish Nehra, young gun Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Raina deserved credit to let India be on a strong zone after batting line-up did what was expected from them.

Asia Cup is to start after a few days. It is clear that the batsmen will attack bowler on both good and bad deliveries. When a Playing XI becomes determined to pocket runs in speed, the bowlers of opposite squad automatically miss their line and length, resulting in much and deep damage. High octane match between India and Pakistan is to take place on February 27. Brilliant performances by some players could let India win the winner’s title. The big question that might worry players is that whether overdose of cricket make potential cricketers miss the edge or hone their skills that can be utilized further.

It is quite interesting to observe who among Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Ashish Nehra, Suresh Raina, Ajinkya Rahane, Harbhajan Singh, Mohammed Shami and Pawan Negi are given the optimal chance to exhibit their natural play on the field and on whom India captain will show his faith.  Efforts will surely be made to arrive on the crease with an energetic group which can strongly face cricketers of various teams whether focus is on bowling, batting or fielding. Fear at any stage plays spoilsport and Indian cricketers need to move on with positivity.

Only a few weeks remain for T20 Cricket World Cup to start, so attention will be paid to prepare probable players for the big show. For this, cricketers chosen for upcoming tournament need to use it as a platform to get a fix spot in mega show in March. The exposure on a bigger platform will help the Indian teammates have self-belief and gain experience before the cricket carnival kicks off. When all’s said and done, thrilling angles & speculations are generating interest amongst the viewers especially when time for crucial games is nearing. Since no team would wish to dampen the spirit of sports through poor display on the pitch with bat & ball, the possibility is high to see cricketers making strategies against the rivals to win the match and take the psychological advantage in the beginning itself.

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