2024 T20 World Cup: Naseer Hussain counters speculations of favourable conditions aiding India’s victory

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Published June 28, 2024 at 4:01pm

Update June 28, 2024 at 4:15pm

    Vaughan pointed to pitch being favourable for spinners

    Fair play to India for the way they played: Naseer

    Suryakumar Yadav addressed the lack of bounce: Naseer

India’s comprehensive victory over England filled Indian fans with joy as the wounds of the loss in the 2022 Semi Final to England have been healed to some extent. Many commentators including former England captain Michael Vaughan pointed to the venue and the pitch being favourable for spinners. Former England captain Naseer Hussain however gave the team the credit which is due to them. “The narrative will be that everything on Thursday was geared towards India reaching the T20 World Cup final — the surface, the venue, all seemed to be in their favour. But if you look at things in greater detail, they came into this semi-final against England having just beaten 50-over world champions Australia on a bouncier, good pitch in St Lucia, and reverted to a lower, slower pitch and won comfortably. Fair play to them for the way they played and it feels right that India and South Africa, the two unbeaten sides in the tournament, go head to head in Barbados on Saturday,” Naseer stated in a blog in Daily Mail. 

Hussain acknowledged the contributions of the all-rounders with the ball as well as with the bat in India’s victory. He hailed Suryakumar Yadav’s approach under challenging conditions. “Suryakumar Yadav addressed the lack of bounce by opening areas of the ground that other batters simply couldn’t with his scoops and wristy flicks, and they were well supported by Hardik Pandya’s muscly cameo,” Naseer added. 

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2024 T20 World Cup: Naseer Hussain counters speculations of favourable conditions aiding India’s victory

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    Vaughan pointed to pitch being favourable for spinners

    Fair play to India for the way they played: Naseer

    Suryakumar Yadav addressed the lack of bounce: Naseer

India’s comprehensive victory over England filled Indian fans with joy as the wounds of the loss in the 2022 Semi Final to England have been healed to some extent. Many commentators including former England captain Michael Vaughan pointed to the venue and the pitch being favourable for spinners. Former England captain Naseer Hussain however gave the team the credit which is due to them. “The narrative will be that everything on Thursday was geared towards India reaching the T20 World Cup final — the surface, the venue, all seemed to be in their favour. But if you look at things in greater detail, they came into this semi-final against England having just beaten 50-over world champions Australia on a bouncier, good pitch in St Lucia, and reverted to a lower, slower pitch and won comfortably. Fair play to them for the way they played and it feels right that India and South Africa, the two unbeaten sides in the tournament, go head to head in Barbados on Saturday,” Naseer stated in a blog in Daily Mail. 

Hussain acknowledged the contributions of the all-rounders with the ball as well as with the bat in India’s victory. He hailed Suryakumar Yadav’s approach under challenging conditions. “Suryakumar Yadav addressed the lack of bounce by opening areas of the ground that other batters simply couldn’t with his scoops and wristy flicks, and they were well supported by Hardik Pandya’s muscly cameo,” Naseer added. 

Also Read: Whatever India throws at them, Buttler’s team won’t panic: Naseer Hussain

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