NEW DELHI: Former Indian fast bowler Ishant Sharma has expressed optimism about India’s chances of securing the title, citing the team’s outstanding performance throughout the tournament.
The upcoming match is set to be a repeat of the 2022 semi-final, where England emerged victorious against India.

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England, the defending champions, also present a formidable challenge, with captain Jos Buttler and opener Phil Salt displaying exceptional form.However, Ishant Sharma highlighted India’s consecutive wins and specific performances, such as Rohit Sharma‘s rapid 92 runs off 41 balls against Australia, as indicators of the team’s robust form.
“The team’s exceptional performance throughout the tournament has been commendable can be seen in us winning six games in a row. It was a stellar performance by the boys. Rohit’s knock of 92 off just 41 balls was a masterclass, he completely dismantled the Australian bowlers with other batters also giving him the required support. We perfectly executed our plans,” Ishant said in Caught and Bold show on Disney+ Hotstar, as quoted by ANI.
Hailing India’s bowling performance against Australia, the former speedster added, “Our bowlers bowled well with Arshdeep taking three important wickets including that of the dangerous David Warner. Along with batting, Rohit Sharma deserves to get plaudits for his brilliant captaincy against Australia for the trap he set up with Bumrah to get Travis Head out ending his onslaught and getting us over the line. It was enthralling to see India dominating Australia. Hopefully, we will continue the good form and clinch the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup this year.”

In their previous encounter during the 2022 T20 World Cup semi-final, England, led by an impressive opening partnership between Jos Buttler and Alex Hales, achieved a 10-wicket victory over India.
This outcome prompted India to rejuvenate its team strategy, transitioning towards a blend of youthful energy and aggressive play. In the current tournament, India appear revitalized with a potent batting lineup, including seasoned players like Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, alongside a versatile bowling attack.
In this ongoing T20 World Cup campaign, India have remained unbeaten. However, it would be interesting to see how they tackle the potential challenge, posed by overcast conditions at the Providence Stadium in Guyana.