It is a tournament that many fans think India can win and some, are already confident that they will do so. I, for one, think that the signs are all wrong, and that, after winning the two games against South Africa, they could come down crashing in the second round of the tournament.
Tired, tired cricketers:
Zaheer Khan is a bowler who is known to get better with more number of overs that he bowls. He has hardly bowled any in this tournament, after the side did not play any warm-up game either, and that meant that he may be physically fit for the next game, but whether he will be match-fit remains to be seen.
If you ask me, I will never bet my money on India, and could look at putting it on one of Australia or West Indies to clinch it this year Aussie betting.
Tough second round opponents:
There are no free lunches, and the side will need to overcome the likes of Australia, West Indies and Sri Lanka in the second to even think of entering the semi-finals. That is, three really tough opponents, with Australia having regained their T20 touch in the last few months, West Indies overcoming the opponents with considerable ease, and Sri Lanka, which is a tough opposition in any format of the game.
In the other group, there are sides like New Zealand, England, Pakistan and South Africa, which would have been definitely a simpler of the two groups.
Hence, my bet is on India crashing out of the tournament before the start of the knock-outs and I shall earn the money through twenty20worldcup.