T20 WC 2022: Team India was struggling since the first match, nothing shocking in the semi-final defeat

New Delhi: In the ICC T20 World Cup 2022, the Indian team made a great start by defeating Pakistan. Although the team had won against Pakistan but it was not that easy either. In the 19th over of this match, if Virat Kohli had not hit two sixes by Haris Rauf, then it could have been very difficult for the Indian team. As seen on the last ball of the 20th over. The same thing happened during the match against Bangladesh in Super-12 as well. The way Liton Das took the news of Indian bowlers in this match cannot be forgotten. It is good rain which broke the momentum of Bangladesh and Team India won this match and put themselves at the forefront of the semi-final race in their group. In such a situation, let’s try to know where Team India went wrong in the T20 World Cup 2022.

Are Rohit, Bhuvi and Ashwin no longer fit for the team in T20

In the T20 World Cup 2022, the performance of Indian team’s senior players Captain Rohit Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin and Bhuvneshwar Kumar was very disappointing. Rohit Sharma completely disappointed with the bat in this big tournament. He played just one half-century against the Netherlands. Apart from this, he could not achieve anything special. At the same time, experienced bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar also completely disappointed in bowling. Apart from Bhubaneswar, Ravichandran Ashwin also flopped. In such a situation, the question arises that if these big players are not able to perform according to their potential in T20, then why was no other player given a chance in their place.

Team coach Rahul Dravid was also seen defending them after the dismal performance of the senior players. After the defeat in the semi-finals, he clearly said that players like Rohit, Bhuvi and Ashwin have shown great performances for the team even before. In such a situation, this would not be the right time to evaluate them.

Team performance in power play

Power play plays an important role in T20 cricket. The victory or defeat of any team is decided in these 6 overs of power play, but if we look at the performance of the Indian team in the T20 World Cup 2022, it has been quite disappointing. Team India has played a total of 6 matches in this World Cup. During this, his total score in the power play is 217 runs. The main job of the batsmen in power is that the batsman gives a quick start to his team, but the players of Team India could not even touch the 50-run mark in a single match in these 6 overs.

Patel often got a chance in the playing XI

Patel was often included in the Indian team after the injury of Ravindra Jadeja in the T20 World Cup 2022. It was expected from Akr Patel that he could take wickets in bowling for the team as well as score fast runs in batting but it did not happen at all. Akshar came out to bat in a total of three matches in which he scored just 9 runs. In such a situation, somewhere in the selection of playing, there can be a mistake from Team India.

Change of batting in semi final match

In the semi-final match against England, Team India made a significant change in their batting order. In this match, two leg-spinners Adil Rashid and Living Liamstone bowled for England but against them Hardik Pandya was sent in place of left-handed batsman Rishabh Pant. Although Pandya batted well but if Pant had come up the order, perhaps the team’s score could have been different.

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