New Delhi: The star studded Indian cricket team does not seem hungry for winning, especially after the kind of performances that they showed in the second ODI against Sri Lanka at Hambantota.
When 'Men in Blue' won the World Cup last year after a drought of 28 years the team looked different all together. Experts say that T20 is a completely different format and the current form of the probable players doesn't seem to be on the greener side. However, the nation is worried with the mixed results in the recent performances, where India hasn't been convincing.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni who showed India the way in the ODI edition of the World Cup last year and ICC T20 World Cup in 2008 is not in the best of form with the bat. Though, he still continues to do well behind the wickets with gloves.
Dhoni who Indian cricket lovers believe to have the Midas touch, will have to work hard this time as he has an inexperienced bench following him. Virender Sehwag was seen at his best when he blazed to 96 in the well known fashion. With his capabilities, half of the Indian team relies on him to score, as he does the same so quickly and gives others time to settle down. Gautam Gambhir on the other hand has shown inconsistency when it comes to scoring quick runs and seems to be in more of test cricket mode which is a cause of concern as the T20 world cup is round the corner.
Virat Kohli, the centurion in the first match of the ongoing ODI series against Sri Lanka is another hope on which India can rely on with continuous consistent performances against varied oppositions. With Suresh Raina also showing good touch with the bat, expectations are high from him. Pathan brothers may also prove handy as both of them being all-rounders may find a place in the playing eleven as the T20 format needs all-rounders to win games.
With high expectations from Zaheer and company, bowling seems to be a bit disappointing though Harbhajan is in form and is showing good signs. Come back boy Yuvraj Singh is all set to hit the field as pictures of him hitting six sixes still haunts many bowlers. The Indian Team for the T20 world cup seems to be a neutral one, however, all relies on some important name like Sehvag, Dhoni and Zaheer.