Though the Indian cricket team had made a strong comeback by defeating Scotland on Friday in a crucial league match in the ongoing T20 World Cup, the Men In Blue squad is still been in a danger zone in making it into the semi-finals of the tournament. Friday's victory was much needed for India to stay in the race and the all-round performance on Friday's match had given a big boost for the team.
The match was hosted by Dubai and Scotland came to bat first and the Indian bowlers Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Shami had restricted Scotland to a very low score. Jadeja and Shami took three wickets each and India had bowled out Scotland for 85 runs and in reply, India had chased the score in 6.3 overs and won the game by losing two wickets. With the victory, India has recorded the second consecutive victory and stands at third place in Group 2.
The countries with the top two places from each group would get qualified for the semifinals of the ongoing T20 World Cup. India has a high chance of entering the semi-finals - if the Men in Blue win the match against Namibia and if Afghanistan beat New Zealand in what would become a game-changing match. India will be taking on Namibia on November 8, Monday. While Indian fans hope that the team would enter the semi-finals, they brace up a hard fact that the fate of the Indian team entering the semi-finals relies on the upcoming crucial match between Afghanistan and New Zealand.
If New Zealand beat Afghanistan in Sunday's match, India will be out of the tournament. Indian bowler Ravindra Jadeja was awarded the Man of the Match for his bowling against Scotland and while addressing the press conference, Jadeja had responded to India's critical path and his answer was hilarious that it brought laughter. A journalist asked Jadeja, "If Afghanistan beat New Zealand, only then do we have a chance, but what if Afghanistan can't beat New Zealand, then?"
Responding to this question, Jadeja said in Hindi, "Then we will pack our bags and go home, what else." Though his response was the fact, it had gone hilarious and stirred major attention as his response was going viral on social media. Meanwhile, the Indian players had a significant reunion with the Scottish players on Friday after the match. Coetzer had wished that he would like to meet Indian players in their dressing room to talk to some of the best in the game. He said that such meet would help the Scottish players move forward and develop the sport in their country and help improve the current squad.