‘Hapless’ India still has an outside chance of qualifying for the semifinals of the ICC World T20 Championship, however, a place among the last four teams would require the men in blue to play some hard competitive cricket and more importantly pray for a lot of luck.
Having lost both their previous Super Eight matches, Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s men would have to beat Sri Lanka by a margin of at least 20 runs in today’s (May 11) match and then hope that West Indies lose to Australia.
Currently India has conceded 63 more runs than it has scored, compared to Sri Lanka’s 24. If they win by 20 runs, their difference will reduce to 43 while Sri Lanka’s will increase to 44, which would thus pave the way for India to proceed to the semis.
On the other hand West Indies, which defeated India quite comprehensively in the last game are still unsure of moving further in the tournament, and would have to defeat the Kangaroos, who haven’t lost a match in the tournament so far, to make it to the semi-finals. (ANI)