Jaded India risk early exit from T20 World Cup
After punishing losses to Pakistan and New Zealand, India’s chances of progressing past the group stages hang by a thread
The business end of the Twenty20 World Cup risks becoming a party without a host, with timid India staring at an early exit from the tournament they were expected to dominate.
England captain Eoin Morgan was merely voicing the popular perception last week when he described his team and Australia as the “joint-second favourites” in the tournament behind Virat Kohli’s India.
After all, Kohli’s star-studded team had a clear head-start having experienced Gulf conditions in the United Arab Emirates leg of the Indian Premier League (IPL) before heading into the World Cup...