IPL 2020

India Cricket

IPL 2020

India Cricket

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The Indian team has been battered and humiliated by two losses in two games, and they are on the verge of a dramatic elimination from the T20 World Cup. While the cricket board will undoubtedly investigate India's poor performance after the team returns, past cricketers and fans have already voiced their opinions on social media in the aftermath of the defeat to New Zealand.

Virender Sehwag, Wasim Jaffer, and VVS Laxman, among others, expressed their dismay, while some supporters mocked New Zealand's performance with memes.

As of now, India's effort in the T20 World Cup has been completely dreadful. So far, Indian players have folded humbly in both games, scarcely landing a blow on their adversaries.

While many will refer to Virat Kohli's bad luck with the coin toss, India's approach has fallen far short of what is demanded of a world-class team.

However, the coin toss has had a role. The Indian batsmen have had to work hard on both instances, with the second innings batting being easier due to the dew element. Nonetheless, reaching 110 for seven in 20 overs is insufficient, regardless of the batting conditions later in the game.

Virat Kohli is the first Indian batter to make a half-century in two games, but more disturbingly, Jasprit Bumrah is India's only wicket-taker thus far.

India still has three T20 World Cup games left, facing Afghanistan, Scotland, and Namibia. India will be hoping to defeat Afghanistan and will be praying for a huge favour from Afghanistan when they face New Zealand.

Even if New Zealand loses to Afghanistan, there is no promise that India will go to the semi-finals. India's net run-rate is at an all-time low after two devastating losses.

Scotland has the worst net run rate (-3.562) in both categories, followed by India (-1.609). Bangladesh (-1.069) is last in Group 1, although they still have a higher net run rate than India.

Not that the run rates of teams in Group 1 matter to India, but for comparison's sake, the West Indies (-1.598) have a higher net run rate to India, although they were bowled out for 55 in their T20 World Cup opener by England.