An ardent Pakistan fan, Veteran, reflects on the state of cricket in the country and wonders what lies ahead for the supporters of the game.
The ICC Men's T20 World Cup is by far the most difficult ICC tournament to predict, purely based on the nature of the format. Once a team makes it out of groups, they have to play superior Cricket for just 80 overs in order to be crowned champions. That is less than one ODI. That isn't to say that preparation, planning and execution still aren't of the utmost importance.
I want to observe some of the strengths, weaknesses and win conditions of each team participating in the tournament. (The teams that have already secured a place in the Super 12 round, including Bangladesh)
In his preview of the 2-match Test series between the West Indies and Pakistan, Mansoor Khan writes about strengths and weaknesses of both sides and how the nature of pitches and vagaries of nature could well decide the fate of this contest.