Former England skipper Nasser Hussain feels that Virat Kohli-led Team India will be exposed in the knock-out matches of the ICC T20 World Cup as they don’t have a Plan B. India will face Pakistan in today’s match of the global event.
Hussain feels India haven’t prepared a Plan B if their top-order fails to perform in the crucial matches.
“When they get to a stage you look at the last World Cup against New Zealand and suddenly it’s a low-scoring game and they don’t have a Plan B. They got rolled over a very good New Zealand side. So that’s going to be an issue for them,” Hussain said on ‘Sky Cricket.’
“The other problem with India is that they are so good at the top with Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul boss games and the middle order hasn’t had much of a hit. “You get to a knockout or final and suddenly they are at 30 for 3 because the standard has gone up and the middle order hasn’t had a hit and you go now you need to do it,” he added.
“They are favourites. I wouldn’t say clear favourites simply because of the format. The shorter the game, things can happen,” Hussain said.
“… an individual brilliance of 70 or 80 or three deliveries suddenly changes the other away around. So anyone could upset India in any knockout game,” he added.