India had marched into the semifinals of the ICC International Cup because the undisputed league toppers. One loss (to hosts England) and one no-result (in opposition to New Zealand) because of rain made the 2011 champions rousing favourites to achieve their 2d International Cup ultimate in 8 years.
Alternatively, as skipper Virat Kohli put it — ‘45 mins of dangerous cricket’ led to India’s ouster from the International Cup. Consequently, there have been talks from some quarters whether or not knockout phases within the international event may well be held in an IPL-style ‘playoff’ structure.
Within the IPL, the highest two groups get two probabilities to achieve the finals — through taking part in and successful Qualifier 1 they may be able to input the name tournament or in the event that they lose Qualifier 1, they’ve a 2d probability through taking part in the Qualifier 2 (dealing with the winners of Eliminator).
It came about in IPL-12 as smartly when Chennai Tremendous Kings misplaced the Qualifier 1 to Mumbai Indians however controlled to win Qualifier 2 over Delhi Capitals.
Kohli felt possibly in long term, the ICC will have a look at introducing playoffs in knockout phases as smartly.
“Who is aware of someday. Possibly. If topping the desk approach anything else. I believe these items can come into account, taking a look on the magnitude of this event. That could be a truly legitimate level. You by no means know when this is going to be applied,” Kohli mentioned within the post-match press convention in Manchester on Wednesday (July 10).
Alternatively, the Indian skipper additionally believes that the semifinals have their very own appeal in International Cups and produce their very own pressures.
“However I believe that is the problem and other roughly a laugh of those video games as smartly that you need to be exact. No matter what you’ve performed earlier than that.
“It is a contemporary day, contemporary get started, and if you happen to aren’t excellent sufficient, you pass house. So you need to settle for that, as I mentioned. It is a other problem for the entire groups to show up on that day and be completely on the best in their recreation and whoever does that they get the outcome, as you noticed lately,” the Indian skipper added.