Watson vs. Australia – Strong all round contributions from the man Glen McGrath has tipped to inspire Australia to glory in the championship. Power and explosiveness when batting, but very smart in changing his pace, length and attacking the stumps when bowling. He was man-of-the-match in both these early wins for Australia going into the super eights.
Singh 4-14 - England sub continental woes about spin continued, they certainly will need to have a good long think about their game plan if they are to stand any chance in the tour of India coming up, but take nothing away from the turbanator who was under personal pressure with his place in the side, however has managed to silence his critics and give the coach and captain a selection dilemma or two. His county stint with Essex seems to have done him good. It’s fair to say a large percentage of Indian fans weren’t best pleased about his place in the 15 man squad for this competition.
Jamshed’s half century vs. New Zealand – In his first World T20 match, the man who made his Twenty20 debut just this month continued the promising form he had shown in one day internationals this year to score a half century at a timely clip. His innings clearly impressed Ian Chappel and the former Australian captain isn’t one who is easily impressed. Jamshed scored quickly without slogging, playing proper cricketing shots and made full use of the surface, boundary dimensions and platform Nazir and Hafeez’s opening partnership had provided to reach his first half century in this form of the game. The left hander was also active in the field with 3 dismissals through outfield catches and run outs.
Watson and Porterfield
Hard to find players who had a more contrasting 2 games. Watson won the player of the match in both whereas Ireland's captain was dismissed for 2 golden ducks. Watson took the wicket on the first one of those 1st ball ducks.
This is not bigger than a 50 over World Cup
2) If not, 16 teams, 4 groups of 4 with the best 2 qualifying for the quarter finals
3) If not, 16 teams knock out from the start.