The eight teams that made to quarter-finals are on expected lines. The format was structured so that India cannot be knocked out early in the tournament, which would have been a disastrous.
Today, West Indies will take on highly volatile Pakistan team. On Thursday, India will take on champions Australia. This is the best chance for India to beat Aussies. Even India loses to Australia it will be remembered as one of the worst World cups.
It is now or never for India as they have home advantage and Ricky Ponting’s form is a blessing in disguise.
The top batsmen Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh and master blaster Sachin Tendulkar are in good form. The only concern is India’s bowling.