As India made their way to South Africa for the 2007 World T20 – they were, in the eyes of almost everyone, rank underdogs. One reason for that was they had played just one T20 International before the tournament, and everyone thought their inexperience would count against them. The other reason was that the tournament was being played in South Africa, and the perception was that India were/are ‘traditionally’ weak against pace and bounce.
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