While the rest of the cricketing world sits pondering where they went wrong, England and West Indies will have a point to prove in Kolkata tomorrow. It’s a summit clash no one would have guessed. And therein lies the surprise package. tells you what to e
More Than Just Gayle
On Thursday night, West Indies proved that they can win without Chris Gayle too. Johnson Charles and Lendl Simmons woke up a billion Indian fans from their over-confident slumber, stunning them with defeat despite defending 193 runs. Gayle had made 5 runs. Surely, there is more to this side than just him.
Over-dependency on Roy-Root
On the f lip side, England are overly dependent on their two top-order batsmen to fish them out of trouble. Roy has taken this World T20 with storm and Root has shown the propensity to bat like Virat Kohli - building his innings up with running hard between the wickets and smacking boundaries at will. They have scored 183 and 195 runs in five matches respectively, thus far. But what about the others? Alex Hales (65 runs in 4 matches) and Eoin Morgan (61 runs in 5 matches) haven’t really fired. What if Roy-Root have an off day?