New Delhi: A captain who is not performing to the best of his ability, a team in which some players have been selected on the basis of reputation rather than their current form, and fatigue prevailing in the era of bio-bubble India’s T20 World Cup because of a disappointing campaign.

India’s lack of consistency in selection is not one of the reasons for the defeat at the hands of Pakistan and New Zealand. Shaheen Shah Afridi’s first 12 deliveries made the Indians panic and against New Zealand, he failed to perform as per the strategy.

VVS Laxman said on India’s loss against New Zealand, “I am shocked not only by the defeat but the way they lost the match. You have all kinds of support staff but it’s all about executing a strategy.

Kohli has already decided to step down from the T20 captaincy after the World Cup before the tournament. Kohli will be remembered as a captain who was successful in bilateral series but did not find success in major competitions, such as the World Cup (T20 and ODI), the Champions Trophy or the IPL.

It is believed that Kohli gets a chance to rectify his mistake in bilateral series but this is not the case in a multi-team competition. His strategy seems to have not worked in this case.

lack of consistency in selection

There was a lack of consistency in team selection. Against New Zealand, the captain’s decision to open the innings with Ishan Kishan instead of Rohit Sharma proved to be wrong. Ignoring Ravichandran Ashwin in every format is raising questions about Kohli’s relationship with his players.

Confusion over Hardik Pandya’s fitness

In such a situation, Kohli’s ODI captaincy also seems to be in danger. The ODI World Cup is to be played in India in 2023 and in such a situation, the team can be prepared under the supervision of a new captain. There was confusion in the team from the beginning regarding the fitness of all-rounder Hardik Pandya. The selection of Hardik despite not being completely fit meant that there was a lack of communication from the selectors to the team management.

After the IPL, when it seemed that Hardik would not be able to bowl, Shardul Thakur was quickly replaced by Axar Patel as the all-rounder’s substitute. This shows that the team was not very serious about the real challenge of the T20 World Cup. Whether it is Hardik’s selection or the players’ status rather than form, the selectors will also have to answer. Ruturaj Gaikwad deserved a place in the team that scored the most runs in the IPL if the form was taken into account.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar could not perform well on any stage for the last two years. His bowling no longer had the same edge as before but then he was selected instead of Deepak Chahar. Deepak is such a bowler who specializes in taking wickets in the powerplay. Similarly, Rahul Chahar was selected as a leg-spinner while Yuzvendra Chahal, who played a key role in taking Royal Challengers Bangalore to the IPL playoffs, was also not given a place in the reserve. Went.

Team Bio Bubble for four months

The team’s stay in the bio-bubble for the last four months was also one of the reasons for the defeat. Its effect is clearly visible on the body language of the Indian players. The Board of Cricket in India (BCCI) is also responsible for this, which did not give the players a chance to refresh by organizing the IPL just before the T20 World Cup.

Getting matches in the evening was fatal

Apart from this, given the craze for cricket in India, the strategy of the International Cricket Council (ICC) to capitalize on it is also weighing heavily on the team. All India matches are in the evening when the dew is playing its role.

All top teams like England, Australia, South Africa, Sri Lanka etc have at least one match a day. Batting first then dew doesn’t play a role but in evening matches the chances of losing the toss and fielding first increase. India had lost the toss in both the matches.

On both the occasions, when Team India came out to bat, the bowlers of Pakistan and New Zealand took advantage of the swing and when they came out to bowl, the dew had spread on the ground.

Akash Gokhe

By Akash Gokhe

Akash is the Founder and Writer of the Sports Platform website. He conceived the idea of starting a Sports Platform website to channelize his love, passion, and emotions for the game of cricket and to connect other like-minded people on the platform.

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