When Afghanistan plays New Zealand: India’s spinner Ravichandran Ashwin said on Thursday that the team wants to finish strong in its final two Super 12 games of the ICC T20 World Cup, without worrying too much about the run-rate scenario or their prospects of reaching the semi-finals.
Ravichandran Ashwin, Team India’s off-spinner, stated that his colleagues and coaching staff are not debating their chances of qualifying for the semi-finals, and that their sole concentration is on winning their final two Super 12 games in the ICC T20 World Cup.
When Afghanistan plays New Zealand: India won the Super 12s for the first time on Wednesday night, defeating Afghanistan by 66 runs, but they are still in danger of exiting the event early after crushing defeats to Pakistan and New Zealand.
To advance to the last four, the Men in Blue must win their remaining games against Namibia and Scotland by a large margin, then hope for an Afghanistan victory over New Zealand.
But, according to Ashwin, the players aren’t thinking too far ahead and are solely focused on the task at hand, which is to beat Namibia on November 5.
On the day of their penultimate Group Two encounter against Scotland in Dubai. Ashwin informed media, “I think there are rarely any thoughts about that (semi-finals).”
“The debate we need to have is about how we’re going to approach the final two games. And everyone is preparing and hoping to end the season on a good note. That is something we have no control over. It’s a case of crossing one’s fingers “Ashwin, who had not played for. India in a T20I for over four years, remarked.
When Afghanistan takes on the Blackcaps in Abu Dhabi on. November 7, they will have the support of the whole Indian team as well as a billion or more Indians.
“It’s an entertaining game, and. Afghanistan has shown that they can play cricket well. They hold a lot of our hopes as well. I wish them the best of luck “Ashwin, who took two wickets in India’s win last night, stated as much.
“It was incredibly encouraging to learn that I had been selected for the World Cup,” he remarked. “Before the World Cup, I had some extraordinary dreams about doing exceptional things for the team.
“Unfortunately, I felt a little down about it after the first two losses, and it wasn’t a really pleasant sensation. But, following yesterday’s victory, we’re keeping our fingers crossed and hoping for the best. Aside from that, it was a memorable evening. Everything I wanted to do came together. It was a memorable evening for me “According to Ashwin.