The ICC World T20 World Cup is one of the biggest events when it comes to the world of cricket. Teams from all over the world come together and compete in this mega spectacle.
The T20 World Cup 2016 is being hosted in India this year, and the country has been ready to take on the challenge. India, who won the 50 over world cup back in 2011 in their home turf, is possibly eying at a second run as Champions of the T20 World Cup.
There has been no country which has won the T20 world cup on two occasions, India won the first ever T20 World Cup, followed by Pakistan, England, West Indies and Sri Lanka. The T20 World Cup is held at a gap of two years, starting from 2007.
However, the 2016 edition of the world cup will be the first ever world cup after which there will be a gap of four years. The next world cup will be held in Australia in the year 2020.
India takes on New Zealand tonight, and the match is expected to be a high octane encounter. New Zealand has been a team which has been gaining a high amount of momentum in recent times.
Following their incredible campaign in the 50 over World Cup last year, where they lost to Australia in the finals, the country has been coming out with many talented superstars in the sport.
India, however, is expected to continue the winning combination. Interestingly enough, this time the hint was dropped by Kohli, and not Dhoni. Virat Kohli came out for the pre-match press conference instead of the captain Dhoni.
“It’s very difficult to try and change something that has won us so many games. But different conditions require different sort of combinations. It’s up to the captain and the management to sit down and figure out what needs to be done.
We are just glad to have him (Shami) back in the squad. Not meaning that because he has come back, we have to change the combination too much. It might or might not, but having him back and getting stronger for the Indian cricket team is a very good sign,” Kohli said.
India are likely to continue with the same team which has been working well for them, and are favoured to win tonight.