Sunil Gavaskar hails India’s preparation for the T20 World Cup: it was very well thought out

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T20 World Cup: Indian legend Sunil Gavaskar has praised the men in blue for their smart preparation ahead of the tournament. Gavaskar dissects why India have been so good at this tournament.

Perth,UPDATED: Oct 29, 2022 9:29 p.m. IST

Rohit Sharma (left), Dinesh Karthik (centre) and Virat Kohli (right) in action against the Netherlands. (Courtesy of the AP)

By India Today Web Desk: Indian legend Sunil Gavaskar has hailed India’s preparation for the T20 World Cup. Speaking to India Today, Gavaskar said the fact that India arrived in Australia 18 days before the tournament shows how smartly they have prepared for the tournament this time around. India have been terrific in this edition of the tournament, first keeping their nerves in a close game against Pakistan and then ruthlessly beating the Netherlands to climb to the top of the standings. The team will face South Africa and their famous rhythm quartet in their third game of the Super-12 stage.

“This time the preparation was fantastic. They came 18 days before their first game. They spent a week or 10 days in Perth. Maybe they didn’t play in the new stadium, but they trained at the old WACA but in the new stadium the ground was brought from the old stadium and that’s why you see a lot of rebound and a lot of carry. getting in matches was very smart, very well thought out,” Gavaskar said in an exclusive interview with India Today.

India have changed a lot after their exit from the 2021 edition of the tournament. Ahead of their first match against Pakistan, Sharma said India tried to assess their mistakes and change their approach from the previous World Cup and hoped their methods would bear fruit. Gavaskar, while talking about the match, said India were ahead of South Africa in their match as not all South African batters fired together in unison.

“I imagine the game will be slightly in favor of the Indians. They were on a roll and hit well. Against Pakistan they kept their cool and against the Netherlands they showed ruthlessness “For South Africa, apart from a few of their hitters, they haven’t been at their best. India have the new ball attack to deal with that,” Gavaskar said.

Whoever wins out of India and South Africa, the team will top the group heading into the semi-final of the tournament.

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