Apart from other important things, India’s cricket environment that prioritises the second half of the IPL with a strong focus on international event planning has disrupted the team.
As England and New Zealand descended into the net Tuesday at the end of the first semifinals of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, the Blue Men – many of whom have been away from home since March – reunited with their families in their towns.
For the first time since the World T20 in 2012, India failed to win the ICC Championship. Although the supervisors were quick to point out the throws, dew, fatigue as excuses, “not excuses”, for reasons, here is a look at the main reasons why Virat Kohli made his final run as T20I captain and Ravi Shastri’s last job as. great teacher great disappointment.
Options: When the first team of 15 had five spinners and only three pacers, it was clear that the team could not be unlimited. A final effort was made to rectify this by replacing Axar Patel with Shardul Thakur.
If the nominees made a mistake in doing well, the team supervisors also added his or her touch. In a situation where many teams enjoyed playing with three spinners, India placed R. Ashwin on the first two touchdowns. Neither Varun Chakravarthy nor Ravindra Jadeja could choose wickets among the top opponents, Indian bowling seemed ordinary.
When Ashwin was included in the team, he and Jadeja seemed to be strong allies. But it was too late.
Not to mention that it would be best to stick with Hardik Pandya – who, according to chief executive Chetan Sharma, had to play “in every game” – until the tournament.
Fighting system: India’s first three candidates – Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli – are always a threat. More than the lack of a left-handed user, the trio’s tendency to pick themselves up before chasing the ball throwers is an old-fashioned approach to T20 cricket.
As a result – despite getting Ishan Kishan to open against New Zealand – India did not face Pakistan and New Zealand. The next T20 World Cup is about to end in a year, the new think tank will have its job to improve.
Bubble exhaustion: As India were about to enter the semifinals after losing in the opening two matches, foam exhaustion was frequently used as a team drop by dew during a press conference.
It was well forgotten that before the tournament, the team portrayed the second half of the IPL as a prelude to the World Cup, and played in the same venues.
Undoubtedly these players have been away from home for six months. But all the England players took a three-week break between the World Test Championship and the first Test in June-July.
Other than that, it cannot be ignored that a handful of crickets players from England, New Zealand and Australia came out in the second half of the IPL to focus on the World Cup preparations. There has never been an example of an Indian cricketer who has also said he wants to skip the IPL and put the World Cup first. With the creation of Indian cricket – starting with BCCI – placing the heaviest IPL ahead of international cricket, an Indian player who wants to retire from the IPL is easier said than done.