Thursday, December 27, 2012

India seeks for must win against Pakistan

The second T20 match against their arch-rival team Pakistan is going to be a big challenge for Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men. There is no other option but to win the match if Indian cricket team wants to level the two-match T20 series 1-1.
Pakistan cricket team won the first T20 match by 5-wicket with 2 balls remaining at hand. This victory has put much pressure on captain MS Dhoni and his men and they will try to give their best form to retain the trophy at home. On the other hand, Pakistan will desperately look for winning the second T20 match too and seal the series 2-0.
It seems that middle-order batting line-up is one of the biggest problems for Indian cricket team. Except the opening pair Gautam Gambhir and Ajinkya Rahane, all the other batsmen looked uncomfortable against the Pakistani bowling attack headed by the experienced Umar Gul.
Apart from the openers, all-rounder Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina were the only ones to have reached the double figures. So, their batsmen will have to play well to achieve victory.
Weak bowling line-up also seemed to be a big problem for the host team. Only the debutant bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar performed well. He captured 3 wickets for nine in four overs. Except him, no other Indian bowlers could make pressure on Pakistani batsmen. Dhoni may bring some change in the bowling line-up.
Let’s see who can win the match.