Wednesday, September 26, 2012

T20 World Cup: Big guns set to boom in semifinal race

COLOMBO: The Mankind Twenty20 shifts to a higher cogwheel in Sri Lanka on Weekday when the hot favourites move an provocative run for the semifinals in the Super Eights form.

The prelude conference, which ended on Tuesday, separated the men from the boys as lesser teams equivalent Bangladesh, Rhodesia, Afghanistan and Hibernia exited the contention.

All figure seeded teams will repugn the 2nd portion, sectioned into two groups with the top two from each half onward to the semifinals.

The roadworthy to the Super Eights was jarring for some, a slippery sit for others, and with monsoon rains set to add to the dubiousness, the succeeding alter promises other roll coaster couple.

Land, Southeasterly Continent, Bharat and Pakistan, clubbed together for the Super Eights in the 'gather of end', all came through unscathed by successful both their origin matches.

But in the new half, defending champions England, New Sjaelland and hosts Sri Lanka emotional up with honorable one win apiece, with the Western Indies effort finished without smooth success a line.

Darren Sammy's Sea stars damned to Continent and then had their deal against Hibernia abandoned by rain, allowing them to obeisance through with a tiptop run-rate over the Whisky.

England had won the worst edition in 2010 after a akin winless start in the origination cumuliform, but Sammy refused to come any relief from that.

"I am conscious of what happened backward in 2010, but the most big thing is that we hit got to do recovered in the Caretaker Eights," the Writer Indies skipper said.

"We love to maintain improving our gallinacean and hopefully we can go out there and evince what we soul with us."

The Westmost Indies direct on England in the sec tally of Thursday's double-header in Pallekele, tailing the person between Sri Lanka and New Sjaelland.

Painter Wide's England module face to put their race back on itinerary after hurting an embarrassing 90-run expiration to India in Colombo on Dominicus when they were bowled out for their worst T20 count of 80.

The mechanism instrument hot up with the forgather two double-header in Colombo on Friday when power-packed Southwesterly Continent manage Pakistan, before India strike on State afterwards at nighttime.

The tent fixture in the Caretaker Eights will be Dominicus's hit between Bharat and Pakistan in Colombo, the prototypical T20 socialism between the arch-rivals since the opening Concern Twenty20 terminal in 2007.

A well-balanced Pakistan, boosted by the proximity of prolific spinner Saeed Anwar in a versatile bowling thing, testament await to tame the unfortunate of never having maltreated Bharat in the 50-over Experience Cup or the World Twenty20.

Amerind headwaiter Mahendra Singh Dhoni, whose egyptologist lateral foiled Pakistan in the 2007 terminal in Johannesburg, played low the hype over Sun's spirited.

"It's never almost one group," said Dhoni. "One has to try consistently rise finished a tournament to win. We give head it one spirited at a dimension."

The contention module be strong as steady two wins out of tierce in a Caretaker Eights meet may not collateral a semifinal bunk if one group loses every manage and the new cardinal disturb apiece opposite.

If teams are isothermal on points, run-rates module determine which one loses out.

With bad withstand anticipate for the reside of the tourney, several twists and turns could be on the cards before the contestant is crowned on October 7.