India is currently fifth in Group 2 of the Super 12s, and qualifying for the next round is out of their hands. To advance to the semi-finals, they will need to rely on other results in addition to winning their next three matches convincingly
Prior to the start of the tournament, India was considered a strong favorite to win the trophy, so the Indian team’s dismal performance came as a surprise. The Indian team had the best possible preparation for the tournament because they played the second half of the Indian Premier League (IPL) just before the start of the mega event. Indian cricket fans appear dissatisfied with their team’s performances and believe that holding the IPL so close to the tournament is to blame. The Indian cricket community took to social media to express their displeasure, blaming the IPL for their poor performance. After India’s humiliating loss to New Zealand, calls to ban the IPL became one of the most popular topics in the country.