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‘They can’t be complacent’ – Former Sri Lanka great issues warning to high-flying India

By BetBarter Staff

March 1, 2022

Former Sri Lanka cricketer Russel Arnold has explained the reasons why India has a long streak of wins in T20Is. The Men in Blue have won 12 back-to-back matches since the T20 World Cup last year. In that tournament. they won three back-to-back games after losing to Pakistan and New Zealand but that was not enough to qualify ahead of the group stage. After the showpiece event, the Rohit Sharma-led side clean swept New Zealand at home in the three-match series.

Last month, the team clean swept the West Indies and Sri Lanka at home in the three-matchT20I series each. Reacting to this performance, Arnold said that team has made a lot of changes and had success but they still can’t get complacent. Ahead of the Sri Lanka series, the hosts rested players such as Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant.

“India can’t get complacent. You have to be cocky, I don’t blame you to be cocky because that’s the fact of the matter. India have made lots of changes, and wherever they turn, there are quality players coming out. They are not giving any breathing space to the opposition,” Arnold told Cricket.com

The 48-year-old added that winning 12 games on the trot is a good achievement after failing to qualify for the semifinals in the T20 World Cup. He further added that the new players, which played in the series played risk-free cricket but are moving forward.

“They have won 12 games on the trot, which is a good achievement from the T20 World Cup point of view. At the end of the day, you can only take care of things that are in front of you. They were able to try new players and that’s what depth does to you. The batting, they are scoring runs from everywhere. Sometimes, they play risk-free cricket but are still moving forward,” added Arnold.