India Playing 11 Vs West Indies Update; Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah | After the defeat in T20 WC, African tour was like a nightmare, now these players may be on leave
By Puneet Chaudhary - January 26, 2022
New Delhi39 minutes ago
Team India’s performance after the T20 World Cup has not been anything special. In the first World Cup, they could not even reach the semi-finals, then the South African team defeated in the first Test and did a clean sweep in the ODI. The team has been going through a lot of ups and downs for some time now. Virat Kohli’s captaincy dispute with the board, then suddenly Virat left the captaincy.
Amidst all this, the most experienced players in the Test team, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane, have not played the bat for a long time. At the same time, the middle order of the team is continuously flopping in ODIs and T20s. In such a situation, Team India can make big changes in the series against West Indies and Sri Lanka. Let’s try to know about the same change.
Bowlers disappointed in quick format
Team India’s bowlers could not take a single wicket against Pakistan in the first match of the T20 World Cup. Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan were playing the bowlers like Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah comfortably. Pakistan won the match by 10 wickets. Jasprit Bumrah is not able to leave the same impression in white-ball cricket. Whether it was a match against Pakistan in the T20 World Cup or a match against New Zealand, Bumrah was not able to throw yorkers in both the matches, nor did his balls have the same edge as was seen earlier.
At the same time, Shami also could not do anything great in both the matches. After this Team India played T20 series against New Zealand. Both Bumrah and Shami were not there in that series and they were replaced by Mohammad Siraj and Deepak Chahar. In such a situation, Siraj and Chahar can get a chance in the series against West Indies and Sri Lanka.
Batting has also been a problem in T20
Along with bowling, the problem of Team India in T20 cricket has also been batting. In the first two matches of the T20 World, it was seen that as soon as both the openers Rohit Sharma got out, the team could not make a big score. In such a situation, a big change can be seen in the middle order in the coming series. Players like Ishan Kishan and Surya Kumar Yadav can be seen playing continuously.
Lack of middle order flop all-rounder in ODIs
The middle order of the ODI team has been a complete flop for some time now. After the return of Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul can be seen playing in the middle order. At the same time, Suryakumar Yadav can be seen playing at number five. The batting of Shardul Thakur and Deepak Chahar has proved to be a plus point for Team India. In such a situation, in view of the upcoming series, these two players will try to give an option as all-rounders.
What next after Rahane-Pujara’s poor form
Team India has lost to a team that was weaker than the Indian team in every respect and is also going through a period of change. In such a situation, this defeat is very bad for Team India. The Indian team did not show any understanding in the entire series. Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane shone in the second innings of the second Test but could not play positive cricket other than that. Both could not even score 200 runs in six innings and now their careers are now looking downhill. In such a situation, players like Hanuma Vihari, Shreyas Iyer can be seen playing for the team in the coming series.