Team India’s mantra has been simple ever since that loss to New Zealand last week – be fearless, be bold. Playing that way has now done their net run-rate (NRR) a world of good with one match to go. Yes, it still all depends on whether Afghanistan can beat New Zealand, but NRR is now pretty much out of the picture.
On Friday, India made light work of Scotland from ball 1. Chasing down a target of 86 in 6.3 overs meant that India’s NRR is now the best of the group.
On Saturday, the semi-finalists from group 1 will be decided with 2 big matches coming up!
STOX IN FOCUS
Lokesh Rahul: India needed to chase their target vs SCO down quickly and Rahul’s 19-ball 50 came at the perfect time for the team.
CricStox market: The stock price shot up by 9.41% during Friday’s trading session.
Rohit Sharma: Back-to-back strong performances from the vice-captain have played a huge role in keeping India alive in the tournament.
CricStox market: The stock price shot up by almost 3% during Friday’s trading session.
Jos Buttler: With the semi-finals just around the corner, Buttler will look to have another big knock on his side against SA today.
CricStox market: The stock price shot up by 3% during Friday’s trading session.
Adam Zampa: Australia enter a must-win game against West Indies today and Zampa – who picked a 5-for in the previous match – will be the player in focus for them.
CricStox market: The stock is trading at a price of 18.55 coins ahead of Saturday’s trading session.
WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR TODAY IN THE T20 WORLD CUP 2021
T20 WC – All-time Records: Thursday, November 4 (2 pm) – Saturday, November 6 (11.59 pm)
Super 12 Stage:
Australia vs West Indies – 3.30 pm
England vs South Africa – 7.30 pm
KEY STATS AHEAD OF TODAY’S MATCHES IN THE T20 WORLD CUP 2021
Australia vs West Indies:
- Head-to-head: T20 Matches: 16, WI: 10, AUS: 6
- West Indies have won 2 of the 3 matches vs AUS in T20 WCs.
- This is Dwayne Bravo’s final international match
- Adam Zampa has 10 wickets at an economy rate of under 6 in this WC
England vs South Africa:
- Head-to-head: T20 Matches: 20, ENG: 11, SA: 9
- England has picked the most wickets in this WC – 39
- Jos Buttler has 214 runs in 4 matches with a highest of 101* in this WC
- Anrich Nortje has 8 wickets at an economy rate of just 4.56 in this WC
UPCOMING MATCHES THIS WEEK IN THE T20 WORLD CUP 2021
Sunday, November 7 – New Zealand vs Afghanistan – 3.30 pm
Sunday, November 7 – Pakistan vs Scotland – 7.30 pm
Time to rejig your portfolios. Let’s gear up ahead of the matches!