The ICC World T20 2016 will be held in India and the hosts would want to go for the full monty. The former India left-arm seamer believes the Men in Blue will exploit the conditions at home pretty well and will go on to win the coveted title for the second time since its inception.
The spinner will play a big role in the upcoming tournament, considering the humid condition in India. We all know that Indian batsmen are good players of spin and they are expected to play them well. If that happens, then it will be difficult to stop the Men in Blue from winning the ICC World T20 2016.
India have been pitted against the likes of Pakistan, New Zealand and Australia and it is not going to be easy against these pwerhouses of cricket even if they are playing at home. India will play their first game of the ICC World T20 2016 against New Zealand on 15 March, followed by Pakistan on 19 March, then the qualifying team of the group on 23 March and finally, the Aussies on 27 March.
"I am sure India will come out with flying colours. Though the format is T20, it is to be played in the sub-continent. Spin can be a part of it and the ability to play spin well can be an advantage," Khan told reporters on Monday.
Khan also backed the shortest format of the game as it has helped the game to evolute over the past few years.
"T20 cricket is amazing. It brings added excitement and enjoyment in the game. We see a lot of innovation in the game after coming of T20. Batsmen are trying different strokes and bowlers are trying to stay in the moving game. This format has brought changes even in ODIs and Tests. It has also brought a different approach to the game overall," Khan said.
The Delhi pacer, who was part of the World Cup winning Indian side in 2011, walked down the memory lane and spoke about how special it was to be a part of that team. After claiming 21 scalps, he became the highest wicket-taker of the tournament.
"World Cup is a special tournament. You have to always enjoy playing the moment because you never know if you are going to play in the next World Cup. It was a special feeling to win the Cup in front of the home crowd," Zaheer said.