జూన్ 23, 2009

T20 World Cup 2009: The F factor in the Final Result

Posted in Sports at 10:10 ఉద. by వసుంధర

Many consider the T20 cricket unpredictable but I thought otherwise. I present here a few of my predictions with on the spot analysis. You may notice that some were accurate but some went awry.
1. Team India may not reach the semifinals after reaching the super 8.
After the shining glory in 2007, Team India did not justify their standing in this format at home or abroad. Their slip was more prominent after disqualification even from the super 8.
2. South Africa, New Zealand, West Indies and Sri Lanka may reach the semis to finally find their positions in that order.
Only Team Pakistan replaced New Zealand. The replacement was so authoritative to disturb all other teams to hand over the crowning glory to Pakistan.
3. Team South Africa is the best of all teams.
Sure their batting, bowling and fielding suggested this. But the team proved umpteen times that the best may not be the winners in a competition.
4. The F factor may have a role in the final outcome.
I assumed F for fatigue and the prediction was immediately right for India. Other teams survived the fatigue a little longer because of better stamina. If F represented freshness, Pakistan was the only team that was very fresh and devoid of fatigue. However, I did not give any chance to freshness, but my prediction became valid only if F stood for freshness.
5. T20 results can be predicted.
It is true despite the failure of my predictions. Failure to realise the significance of F (fresh) factor and underestimating a great and consistent team (Pakistan reached the finals of 2 consecutive T20 World Cups)

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  1. Yashaswi said,

    Great blog. IPL had definitely been a fatigue to Indian players like Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, etc. but the ‘B’ factor like improper batting order and the fight between Sehwag and Dhoni also contributed 2 India’s defeat.


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