In an unfortunate event, Indian team have lost their first two league matches of the T20 World Cup against Pakistan and New Zealand respectively. The team’s all round performances have not been impressive, and have a large scope of improvement. They played IPL 2021 on the same venues, but its experience have not helped the team either and need a serious thinking on their strategy.
With 2 losses in a row, it will be a difficult task for the Indian team to bag the top 2 spots in their Group. The Pakistan and Afghanistan team are in comfortable positions with 3 and 2 wins respectively. If the Pakistan wins their next match, they are through to the next stage, and Afghanistan with a better net run rate needs another win as well. While India have 3 matches yet to play in the T20 World Cup 2021.
India’s next fixtures:
India v Afghanistan – 3 November
India v Scotland – 5 November
India v Namibia– 8 November
The Indian team have not performed the way would have liked in the tournament. They could post only 110 runs on the board, with the key contribution from Ravindra Jadeja. Then only Jasprit Bumrah scalped 2 wickets, while other bowlers were ineffective and opposition chased down the total under 15 overs easily.
The intent is clearly missing, as the captain has also pointed out and the team needs a breakthrough performances from few of their players to win all the matches.
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