With the ICC World T20 2016 just 2 days away, India will play their first match against New Zealand on 15th March. Indian team lost their last warm-up match against South Africa by just 3 runs. Indian team will be banking on their main players to perform on the big stage. Indian team are looking a solid side. They have been performing well in T20 format this year.
Here we look at 5 Indian players to watch out for in ICC World T20 2016.
- R Ashwin
R Ashwin will play an important role for India in World T20 2016. With the pitches helpful for the spinners, he will be an asset to the team. His economy in T20 World Cups has been 5.61 which is an excellent feat for a bowler. Ashwin bowls at the start of the innings and also in the middle overs. Ashwin’s role is to pick wickets and also control run flow of the opposition. India’s fortune in the T20 World Cup will depend upon his bowling. The conditions in India would suit his style of bowling which will help him to put pressure on the opponent batsmen.
- Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli, one of the best batsmen in world cricket today, has to play a crucial role for team India. His form of late has been brilliant leading up to the World T20. He scored runs in Australia and also in the Asia Cup 2016 on difficult batting pitches. He really needs to show his class and play important knocks for the country. Virat Kohli has all the shots. He will set an important tone for the Indian team in the World T20 2016. He needs to provide a solid base for which the others can make use of it.
- Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma the opener for the Indian team will look to provide a good start for the Indian team. His ability to play big innings makes him dangerous batsmen. Rohit Sharma needs to play aggressive cricket and help the team to a post a competitive total. His form in the recent has been excellent and India would need Rohit Sharma to play attacking cricket. Rohit Sharma focuses on the timing and placement. If Rohit Sharma continues his brilliant form then India has a great chance of winning the title.
- Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja another spinner will also play a crucial role in India’s title quest. His partnership with Ashwin might play a big part for the Indian team. These two spinners for India needs to control the middle overs. Jadeja bowls with excellent line and length which does not allow the batsmen to score runs easily. His fielding creates a lot of pressure on the opposition batsmen. His economy in T20 shows that his consistency is bowling stump to stump.
- MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni the captain of the team needs to lead from the front with the bat. His captaincy in big matches is exceptional. MS Dhoni has the ability to come up with a big performance in an important match. The pressure will be on MS Dhoni to perform on the big stage again and show his mettle. MS Dhoni must come to the party with bat and again help India win their second World T20 title.