The Indian team has started its journey in the T20 World Cup. In the first warm-up match played against Australia on 17 October, Team India won by 6 runs. India is yet to play a warm-up match against New Zealand on October 19, followed by the first group match against Pakistan from October 23.
Team India has to face different challenges in Australia, but there is also a difficulty which will have to be overcome by itself. Not any opposing team or player, but the grounds of Australia are going to be the biggest problem for India.
Australia has very big grounds
The World Cup is being played on seven grounds in Australia, including the historic grounds of Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. If we talk about Melbourne, then the boundary here is up to 86 meters, while in Sydney it goes up to 92 meters. This is the reason that the big boundaries of different grounds of Australia have become a matter of concern for Team India.
Captain Rohit has taken this break
After the first warm-up match against Australia, captain Rohit Sharma also talked about the big boundary. He said that we still have to improve a lot, we could have scored 10-15 runs more. It was a good pitch, where the ball was coming on the bat. You have to play very smart here because there are big boundaries here. Rohit said that therefore it is necessary to take singles and doubles, so that you can bring 8-9 runs in every over and then focus on the big score.
If we talk about the first warm-up match itself, then India hit 8 sixes in this match, while only 6 sixes were hit by Australia. Significantly, Team India has big hitters like KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya. In such a situation, Team India will not have any problem in playing big shots.
Against India in T20 World Cup 2022 (Indian Time):
• 23 October v Pakistan, 1.30 pm, Melbourne
• 27 October vs Group A runner-up at 12.30 pm, Sydney
• 30 October v South Africa, 4.30 pm, Perth
• November 2 v Bangladesh, 1.30 pm, Adelaide
• 6 November vs Group B winner, 1.30 pm, Melbourne