Captain Rohit Sharma efficiently applied his strategy on this match too however the remainder of the batsmen failed in it.Image Credit supply: AFP
Continuous success makes anybody comfortable however there may be usually a sample to such success. Many instances weaknesses and shortcomings get buried behind the success achieved on this sample. The similar factor applies to the Indian cricket workforce within the World Cup 2023. In the match being held in India itself, Team India registered straightforward wins in 5 consecutive matches and elevated the priority of the opponents. In the sixth match, the issue of Team India itself got here to the fore, whose fears and apprehensions had been being expressed by everybody from specialists to followers.
Under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, Team India gained its first 5 matches of the World Cup with robust bowling after which glorious batting. As spectacular as these 5 victories appeared, the reality behind them is equally vital. India gained these 5 matches by batting later i.e. whereas chasing the goal. In such a scenario, questions had been being raised that may India’s batting look equally robust in the event that they bat first? Will India’s bowlers achieve success in defending the goal in dewy circumstances?
Fear proved true in Lucknow
The reply to the primary of those questions was present in Lucknow and it was precisely as feared. Team India needed to come out to bat first towards the defending champion, who had misplaced 4 consecutive matches within the match. Captain Rohit Sharma performed one other glorious innings for Team India and scored 87 runs however the workforce’s rating was solely 229 runs in 50 overs. Team India’s prime and center order couldn’t rating runs overtly. Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer had been full flops, whereas KL Rahul supported for a very long time however he too obtained out resulting from aggressive batting.
This match confirmed that Team India was caught between aggressive or cautious strategy. While batting first, the expectation is to attain a giant rating however Team India failed on this. The purpose for this was confusion of strategy. Only captain Rohit Sharma was profitable on this. He began in the identical aggressive model however resulting from falling wickets he needed to change his stance. Whereas Gill, Kohli, Iyer and Rahul did not play aggressive pictures.
Still the workforce will probably be pleased with two points
There had been solely two points of aid for Team India on this innings. First- Batting of Suryakumar Yadav. Opinion of specialists and followers has been divided relating to Surya in ODI cricket. Nevertheless, Team India expressed confidence in him and gave him an opportunity within the absence of Hardik Pandya. In the final match, he was by chance run out however this time he pulled the workforce out of a troublesome scenario. Surya performed a robust inning of 49 runs, which took the workforce to 229 runs. The second facet was the batting of the tail enders. Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav didn’t rating a lot runs with their quick batting however performed a partnership of 21 runs with 22 balls remaining within the innings, which might show to be vital in any scenario.