India is going to win the T20 World Cup under Rohit Sharma? Stephen Fleming's spine-chilling verdict

Published - 18 Jun 2024, 05:09 PM | Updated - 18 Jun 2024, 05:14 PM

Rohit Sharma and Stephen Fleming
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Chennai Super Kings' Kiwi head coach Stephen Fleming feels Rohit Sharma's team India is going through to the final of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024. 

Team India is currently grinding out in the Caribbean wherein all the teams will participate in the Super 8 stages of the tournament. Rohit Sharma's men are among the only 4 sides other than Australia, South Africa, and West Indies to enter the second round without losing a match. 

The Men in Blue, who had reached the ODI World Cup final last year unbeaten, will be facing Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Australia in Super 8s. All eyes will be on the likes of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, and Jasprit Bumrah among others to try and upstage their opponents in the next phase. 

Stephen Fleming claims Rohit Sharma and co. have all their bases covered

While speaking to India Today recently, Stephen Fleming spoke about the Indian team's chances of reaching the T20 WC final. Fleming feels that Rohit Sharma's side has potent spinners who can dominate opposing batters. They have batsmen who are more than capable of making opposing spinners uncomfortable. 

Stephen Fleming stated that spinners might not have had a big role to play in the USA leg but their importance is going to increase in the Caribbean. Fleming feels that the Indian team did their homework quite too well and that they know exactly how to reach the semi-finals and the final.  

The Indians have been semi-finalists on two occasions before, first in the 2016 edition on home soil and 2022 in Australia. The Men in Blue lost to eventual champions West Indies in the home T20 WC and fell short against England in their next appearance in the semis. 

Last year, the Indian team did not have one but two chances of ending their ICC trophy drought, first in June and then in November. On both occasions, they had to settle for the runners-up spot against none other than ODI and Test World Champions Australia. 

"This is a team that in some ways is picked for the finals, in my view, it's a team that has spinners that can dominate, it has players that can dominate spin and we've seen spin in the West Indies play quite a big part, not so much in New York. So, I think they've got the job done and they've got quite smartly a view of mind. That is how we want to play the key games now going into hopefully, the semi-finals and final." - Stephen Fleming said. 

India's schedule for the Super 8s

The Indian team will open their Super 8s with a clash against Afghanistan on June 20th at the Kensington Oval in Barbados. They will then take on neighbors Bangladesh at the Viv Richards Stadium in Antigua on June 22nd. Their last match of the second round is against bitter rivals Australia at the Darren Sammy Stadium on June 24th. 

If they finish in the top 2, then India will play in the semi-finals.


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