"India can go from hero to zero"- Ex-ENG skipper Nasser Hussain explains why India will feel more pressure in Semis vs ENG
After almost four weeks of cricket, the top four teams of the T20 World Cup will compete in the knockout stage for the ultimate glory. India and England will lock horns with each other on Thursday in the second semi-final of the tournament at the Adelaide Oval.
Both teams have had contrasting seasons so far. India, which ended their group at the top, is the only team to have won four games in the competition. On the other hand, England struggled a bit in their group but eventually edged past Australia to qualify for the semis.
Without a doubt, these two teams are among the strongest in the world, especially in the white-ball format. Thus, the upcoming game between the two will be a mouthwatering contest. The pressure will be on both teams going into the semi-final.
However, the former English skipper Nasser Hussain has something else to say. He believes that India will be under more pressure than Jos Buttler's England due to the "fanatical support" of their fans.
In his column for The Daily Main, the former England skipper wrote that India has played more T20 games as compared to any other team, including the Indian Premier League, and with the experience of playing so much, this will be a huge concern for England in the semi-final.
He wrote, "However, there is no doubt that they are under more pressure than any other side in the game. They can go from hero to zero so quickly because of the fanatical support for them."
Furthermore, Nasser also said that everyone is looking India as a favorite to win the T20 World Cup 2022 so if they make a small mistake then it will put more pressure on them. That is why India will be under more pressure in the game against England.
India are the inaugural T20 WC champions, having won it in 2007. Apart from that, they lost in the finals of 2014 and the semifinals of 2016. On the other hand, England won the WT20 in 2014 but lost in the final of the 2016 edition.