T20 World Cup In India Will Be Won By The Best Tosser: Michael Vaughan After England's 8-Wicket Win Over India

T20 World Cup In India Will Be Won By The Best Tosser: Michael Vaughan After England’s 8-Wicket Win Over India

Virat Kohli Eoin Morgan
Virat Kohli and Eoin Morgan. Image Credits: BCCI

Former England captain Michael Vaughan has reckoned that the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup in India might be won by the team which wins the toss.

Vaughan’s comments came after yet another game where toss proved to be a decisive factor as the Eoin Morgan-led England romped home with a comfortable 8-wicket-win after winning the toss and inserting Team India to bat first.

Win the toss and win the match has been the theme of the ongoing five-match series between India and England as all the three games thus far have been won by the sides who have won the toss and decided to chase.

India, Michael Vaughan, England
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Just like the first T20I, Eoin Morgan won the toss and decided that England will bowl first. And in what was a deja vu from the first match, England pacers, especially Mark Wood, rocked India’s top-order thanks to hostile bowling to reduce them to 3/24 after the first six overs.

India eventually recovered from the appalling position thanks to yet another masterclass from captain Virat Kohli, who smashed a classy 46-ball 77, to lift the home side to a competitive total of 6/156.

However, Kohli’s innings was trumped by a belligerent Jos Buttler, who smashed his career-best T20I score (52-ball 83*) to help England gun down the target in 18.2 overs.

Following England’s victory in the third T20I, Michael Vaughan took to Twitter where he wrote-

“So it looks like the T20 World Cup in India could be won by the best Tosser,” Vaughan wrote.

That said, Indian skipper, Virat Kohli refused to blame the toss for the home side’s defeat. Kohli heaped high praise on England fast bowlers besides criticizing his sides’ body language in the second half of the innings.

“If you lose the toss, embrace what’s been asked of you as a team. The England bowlers were absolutely brilliant with the new ball. In the first six overs, they hardly gave us anything and made our lives very difficult,” said Virat Kohli at the post-match presentation.

“We tried to come back as well as we could but I don’t think our body language in the second half was acceptable in the field. Defending 160, you need intensity and energy and that was lacking tonight,” Kohli added.

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