IND vs ZIM: “You don’t deserve to go to the semi-finals if you lose to Zimbabwe” – Irfan Pathan on India
Indian Cricket Team is currently doing well after winning a thrilling encounter against Bangladesh. The team looks like a formidable unit and starts to peak at the right time. The Men in Blue hopes to keep the winning run going, because momentum is everything.
However, management would be concerned because the battle unit is too reliant on Virat Kohli. Former skipper Virat Kohli has batted 3 half centuries in 4 matches and it wouldn’t be wrong to say he is in the shape of his life; but he won’t save the team every time.
Irfan Pathan About India
Irfan Pathan was seen interacting with Star Sports and was asked about India vs Zimbabwe Clash. “You don’t deserve to go to the semi-finals if you lose to Zimbabwe. This Zimbabwean team, which still has a good bowling line-up but is not as strong, wants to beat them completely.” said Irfan Pathan.
“We saw the match against Bangladesh, it was a close match. If it hadn’t rained, maybe the momentum would have gone to Bangladesh and they might have won. So every game is important.” he added.
Critical match for India
The Men in Blue would be well aware that Zimbabwe would be undaunted in the approach. Head Coach Rahul Dravid and Skipper Rohit Sharma would be aiming for a thumping victory rather than a close finish.
All eyes would be on Sikandar Raza, as the dynamic all-rounder has the ability to single-handedly change the dynamics of the match. Zimbabwe hopes to finish the tournament on a climax and we can’t forget that they have senior batters in the form of Sean Williams and Craig Ervine who could provide a surprise.
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