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ICC T20 World Cup: What we learned from India’s warm-up games against England and Australia

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In a few days from now, India will play Pakistan in their first match of the T20 World Cup. A week after their first match, they will play New Zealand and given how the Super 12 stage is set up, Virat Kohli and Co will have to hit the ground running in these matches.

Pakistan and New Zealand are the toughest sides in India’s group and losses against them could mean an early end to India’s World Cup hopes. It is the pressure of a different kind and while India have the quality, there will also know that mistakes will be punished.

The warm-up games against England and Australia were just an opportunity for the Indian team to find some momentum and get playing time as a unit. But given what is coming up next, they also gave us some clues about how the Indian team will turn out during the World Cup.

Here are some key takeaways from the warm-up games:

KL the aggressor

A license to go for the shots at the top of the order. As KL Rahul showed during the match against England (51 off 24) and even against Australia (39 off 31), he will be the opener charged with the responsibility of making the most out of…

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