Afghanistan’s loss concluded the T20 Series for India!
India entered the short-format big tournament being everyone’s favorite and left being disappointed. India played well in its 3rd match against Scotland but after the back-to-back loss against Pakistan and New Zealand, India’s chance to qualify for the semi-finals was next to zero.
However, there were still some ways through which India could set its foot in the semi-finals those were as follows:
CONDITION 1: If Afghanistan wins from NZ by a small margin,
For India setting their foot in the semi-finals, Afghanistan needs to win by New Zealand by a small margin so that Net Run Rate (NRR) doesn’t play any key role. If NZ wins, both India and Afghanistan will be disqualified.
CONDITION 2: If India wins against Namibia on November 8th.
India doesn’t need to think about their NRR but necessarily needs to win against Namibia.
Considering all the possible means and a consistent under-performance, men in blue are already out of the series as Afghanistan couldn’t win against the Kiwis by a narrow margin.
Though India has performed well on November 5th against Scotland by restricting them to score only 85 runs, nothing is enough when you are already seeking the bare minimum ways to win a series.
From entering in as favorites to leaving the WC 2021 in disappointment the Shastri-Kohli era has come to its end. The series of disappointing winless IPL franchise’s captaincy (RCB) to yet another winless WC since 2012 for Virat Kohli ends. India under Shastri’s guidance has dominated in England tests and won twice in Australia.
Hope the new pair of Rahul Dravid and Rohit Sharma as the Head Coach and Skipper of India do wonder to the squad and upgrade the team’s potential in many useful ways.
India will be seen playing its last match against Namibia on Monday 8th November at 7:30 pm (IST).