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Two big factors behind the success of England, know how India wrote the script of its own defeat

India vs England T20 World Cup 2022: When England captain Jos Buttler sent Mohammed Shami over the boundary to complete India’s 10-wicket win in the second semi-final of the T20 World Cup at the Adelaide Oval, the ball went over Virat Kohli’s head. Former India head coach, Ravi Shastri said, that this is the highest. It went over Virat and England won. Nothing went in India’s favor from the toss to Butler and Alex Hales on Thursday evening, who spoiled their bowling rhythm. They washed India.

India reached Australia in early October after winning 26 out of 35 T20Is since their early exit from the 2021 T20 World Cup. He has a new captain, a new head coach, a new ultra-aggressive approach with the bat and is looking extremely good to end his nine-year wait for the World Cup to play practice matches in Perth as well as Brisbane. was.

KL Rahul scored half-centuries against Zimbabwe and Bangladesh, but when he was tested by strong bowling attacks such as Pakistan, South Africa and England, his scores were 4, 9 and 5 respectively in addition to 9 against the Netherlands.

Captain Rohit Sharma did not play an aggressive innings with the bat in the tournament. Although he scored 53 against the Netherlands, it was a difficult effort. With other scores of 5, 15, 2, 15 and 27, Rohit was often dismissed while playing his favorite pull shot towards the fielders in the deep.

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In the semi-final, Rahul gave a simple catch behind the wicket off Chris Woakes. The opening partnership between Rohit and Rahul has been generally formidable, with five centuries and 15 half-centuries at an average of 46.26. But could not score a single half-century in the T20 World Cup. His highest stand was just 27 against Zimbabwe while other stands were 7, 11, 23, 11 and 9. India’s run rate for the opening stand was 4.98, which was the lowest. At the same time, it was 5.58 against the Netherlands and 6.27 against Afghanistan.

Rahul’s indifferent form and Rohit’s dwindling form meant that India never made good use of the power-play. In the power-play run rate of 2022, India scored a high of 8.59 per over in the bilateral series. But in the Asia Cup 2022, it reduced to 8 runs per over before reducing to just 6.02 per over in the T20 World Cup. Rahul and Rohit got out four times in the powerplay this year.

India’s batting in the World Cup depended on Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav and Hardik Pandya. However, Kohli and Yadav scored 52.97 per cent for India. At the same time, Pandya carried out the innings with the help of batting in the last five overs.

Against England, India were never allowed a quick rebuild. As Butler employed spinners Adil Rashid and Liam Livingstone, India’s batting never seemed free in the middle overs, resulting in 82 runs in just 73 balls in India’s top-three.

With the ball, in the absence of Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja, India relied heavily on Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Arshdeep Singh to use swing in the power-play. India did not include Yuzvendra Chahal in the team. At the same time, Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel were involved in the team for spin. With the 2024 season of the T20 World Cup in the West Indies, it is high time that India catches up with the rest of the world in approaching T20 in a new way, albeit with a change of players.

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