The performance of Team India in the World Cup is like that one person in the class who says, “I haven’t studied at all”, and then tops the class. The Men in Blue have shown real class so far and given a tight slap to all those critics who’ve conveniently counted them out doubting their abilities. One thing’s for sure; Team India’s campaign has indubitably metamorphosed our hope to expectation – the expectation to bring the cup home one more time. But having said so, we also need to have a reality check of sorts to conform to this feeling and only then get ahead of ourselves. So we at the Royale performed a reality check and have come down to this conclusion – India will play Sri Lanka in the Finals and yes we #wontgiveitback Here’s how we think India will bring the cup home.
With due respect to Bangladesh who has not so shockingly qualified to the knockout phase by defeating England and almost beating the favourites New Zealand; India’s match against The Tigers them would certainly not be a one sided affair but we see Dhoni’s ingenious tactics winning over Mashrafe Mortaza’s inexperience.
Do you want me to say it out loud? Of course their prime motive is to beat Team India. ;). All they have in their head is that number 6 – 0.
We are going to list 5 reasons why Sri Lanka will beat South Africa in the quarter finals.
The team is capable of beating the best on its day. They’ve got players who single-handedly can take the game away from the opposition. However, the South Africans consistently have tried so hard to lose matches in crunch situations and they have been successful in doing so. I don’t see things turning around for South Africa this time as well.
“West Indies – Chris Gayle = Team UAE”, this is being said about the Windies seeing their performance so far. And this will be the sole reason they will perform against the Black Caps. Holder, Gayle, Russel, Sammy, Samuels, Smith – these players are match-winners. We want another 150 or may be even a 199 not-out by Gayle. (cause it feels super good to see the 200 list dominated by Indians 😛 )
Now this is getting much like a perfect Bollywood Drama script where the hero plans for a revenge for 2 decades – only in this case the hero never wins 😛 (6 -0). ( a bit of anti climax in the end!!!). So why do we think India will make it 7 – 0; The Jinx and Virat Kohli – Enough said!!!
They have been in the Semi-finals 4 times already. Also, with Sangakkara hitting a purple patch in his last world cup, the Sri Lankans will surely be on a role.
And DÉJÀ VU!!! This would be the perfect ending to India’s Dream run. The Sri Lankan’s have played in 3 finals previously winning one almost 2 decades ago. We all know what happened 4 years ago and we see the same thing happening again. This would probably be Dhoni’s last world cup and what a story this would be. Dhoni hitting a six and scoring the winning runs would be more than a perfect ending.
We are sure you might have your set of predictions and you are always welcomed to share your thoughts with us. For more such articles keep reading this space and also, Jeeteyga Bhai Jeetyega, India jeeteyga!!!
Disclaimer: The views expressed in the article are solely by an Indian Cricket Fanatic who wants to see India lift the World Cup one more time. If the results discussed above turn out to be true feel free to get an astrological reading. 😉