The associate members are battling it out in the qualifier round to lock horns with the regular top eight teams in the preliminary round. The top teams would simultaneously test their skills and combinations in some exciting warm up matches. We have two matches lined up for the day, India vs West Indies and Sri Lanka vs New Zealand. Big ones, aren't they? Watch T20 world cup 2016 warm up matches live streaming on HotStar and Star Sports HD.
Indians are riding high with another trophy in their cupboard. They recently clinched the Asia Cup trophy beating all the participating teams. They ran past Bangladesh and registered easy wins over UAE, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Bangladesh couldn't post any challenge to the in-form Indian team in the finals also.
MS Dhoni is all set with the right combination to play in the T20 world cup. Infact he himself has found the form on time. He is coming in to bat late in the order with few balls left. Without wasting even a second he is hitting ball out of the park. He is back as the best finisher in the business.
Bowling looks superb and batting line up looks solid. Many ex-cricketers have picked India as the favourites to pick the ICC T20 world cup 2016 trophy. Kohli, Raina, Dhoni, Rahane all in supreme form. Nehra, Bumrah, Ashwin and Pandya leading from the front in the bowling.
West Indies as a squad is suffering from a lot of injuries. Many regular players have pulled back their name from the T20 world cup squad. We may see a lot of U19 cricketers playing for the team who recently clinched the U19 cricket world cup.
Sri Lanka are the defending champions but they aren't looking in the right shape. They lost a bilateral T20 series to India and then lost matches against Bangladesh, Pakistan and India in the Asia Cup 2016. They need to pull up their socks before its too late.
New Zealand would certainly play with all guns blazing. They are hard hitters and would display fearless batting. They have some real quick bowlers as well. Overall they look strong and capable of nailing some good wins.
Watch the warm up matches from T20 World Cup 2016 live on HotStar and Star Sports!