T20 World Cup: India’s team balance could be a problem, opines Scott Styris | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Former New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris believes that the Indian team participating in the ongoing T20 World Cup has issues with their team balance.
While recognizing the talent within the India squad, Styris highlighted their weaknesses when discussing his top five favorite teams in the tournament.
“I think there are probably four or maybe five (favourites) at any given time if they all find their form.South Africa looks quite good coming in. The conditions will be very interesting, it can be the determining factor.
“India has got a lot of talent, but they have holes as well. They don’t field really well. The balance of the team could be a problem,” Styris told JioCinema.
“West Indies at home, I think will be good. England and Australia, those two sides could be the x-factors,” he added.
In the related discussion, former Australian captain Shane Watson expressed his belief that Indian skipper Rohit Sharma can address concerns surrounding his form by delivering a strong performance in the World Cup.
Watson drew a comparison between Rohit and David Warner, who was named Player of the Tournament in 2021.
“It took David Warner a few games to get up and running in the T20 World Cup. It wasn’t halfway through the tournament that he turned it on. People talk about how great it is to go into the T20 World Cup with heaps of form, but great players find a way to step up and get things together at the right time. Rohit Sharma knows how to turn it on when he needs to,” he said.
While Watson favors his fellow Australians to win the tournament, he acknowledged the potential threat posed by India, depending on the playing conditions.
“I can never get past Australia, they can turn things on when they need to. With India, the way they’ve picked their team, if things come about nicely and their spinners have the impact they think they’ll have in the conditions, there’s no question they can go on a big run,” Watson added.
India will play their tournament opener against Ireland at Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York on June 5.
(With inputs from IANS)


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