Kolkata: Jolted by the shock loss to New Zealand in the opening game, India will be fighting a survival battle quite early in the tournament when they take on arch foes Pakistan in what is being seen as the marquee clash of the ICC World Twenty20 here.
The hosts, who started clear title-favourites, were in for a blow in the first match itself when New Zealand's spinners bamboozled their famed batting line-up on a turning Nagpur track.
As a result, the world No. 1 side is staring at an early elimination should it lose to Pakistan in the high-voltage game on Saturday at the Eden Gardens.
Ranchi, Mar 17 : Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be required to pay one-time tax along with penalty after his sports vehicle 'Hummer H2' was 'mistakenly' registered as Scorpio by the transport department in 2009, said the district transport officer of Ranchi.
As a result of the typing error, Dhoni was asked to deposit only 53,000 rupees as registration charges instead of four-lakh rupees.
"He has paid tax till 2010. He will have to pay one-time along with penalty as per rules," said Nagendra Paswan, DTO Ranchi.
Nagpur, Mar 16 : Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has cited lack of application and partnerships as the reasons behind his side's shocking 47-run loss to a spirited New Zealand in the opening group match of the World Twenty20 in Nagpur.
Chasing a modest target of 126, Indian batsmen failed collectively as a unit against New Zealand's spinners and were bundled out for just 79 runs in 18.1 overs, their lowest ever T20 score on home soil.
Johannesburg, Mar. 14 : Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood believes that his side are lagging behind the other teams when it comes to the shortest format of the game, suggesting that his T20 side would serve better if they play more matches before heading into big tournaments.
Hazlewood's comments came after his side suffered a three-wicket defeat at the hands of weakened West Indies in the warm-up match on Sunday ahead of the World T20.
The 25-year-old said that Mahendra Singh Dhoni's side had prepared well for the tournament by playing a lot of T20 games, Sport24 reported.
New Delhi: India are certainly one of the favorites to win the the ICC World T20. Everything has been falling in place for MS Dhoni & Co. They entered the tourney as the top ranked T20 team. India have been in sublime form in the shortest format as they have won ten out of their last 11 matches.
But India's limited-overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni doesn't want to take things for granted given the format's fickle nature.
Kolkata, March. 8 : India's limited-overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday said that his side are currently running on the top gear, but admitted that they have to maintain their intensity from the very first game of the World T20.
"I think we are running on the sixth gear," Dhoni told reporters here ahead of their first warm-up against West Indies on Thursday. "I think how we are playing cricket and the kind of stuff we are doing on the field is adequate enough for any level of game and we have to keep our intensity up and the focus should be there right from the very first ball.
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New Delhi: Soon after India's win over Bangladesh in the final of the Asia Cup 2016, skipper MS Dhoni was in a mood to payback his detractors. WATCH: MS Dhoni's reply to his photoshopped image by Bangladesh fan MUST READ WATCH: MS Dhoni's reply to his photoshopped image by Bangladesh fan
Ever since India lost the three-match ODI series to Bangladesh eight months ago, several cricket experts and media members called for Dhoni's sacking.
New Delhi, March. 7 : India, which have lifted the Asia Cup title for the sixth time, have strengthen their reputation as a strong title contender for the ICC World T20 as they will enter the tournament as the number-one ranked side.
India's number-one ranking was sealed after Mahendra Singh Dhoni's side swept aside Bangladesh by eight wickets to seal the Asia Cup title in Mirpur, hours after Australia had chased down South Africa's 204 to level the three-match series at one-all.
New Delhi, March. 7 : The Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led side received a flurry of wishes from the cricketing fraternity after they thrashed Bangladesh by eight-wickets to seal the Asia Cup Trophy on Sunday.
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Anurag Thakur took to Twitter to congratulate the team for their brilliants efforts.
"Heartiest congratulations to Indian Team for winning #AsiaCupT20Final superb effort by @msdhoni & boys. Perfect preparations for #ICCWT20," Thakur tweeted.
Mirpur, March. 7 : After lifting the Asia Cup trophy without losing a single match in the tournament, India's limited-over's skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has described the victory as 'special' and admitted that it will boost his side's confidence ahead of the upcoming World T20.
Earlier, opener Shikhar Dhawan produced a scintillating 60-run knock to guide India to their sixth Asia Cup title win defeating Bangladesh by eights wicket in the final played at the Shere-E-Bangla Stadium.
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