It’s Here

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

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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?

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