Team India had a bad start to the year 2022 and Rohit Sharma’s team had to face a disappointing defeat even in its last month.
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It seemed that this is the year of change, the year of hope, the year of waiting to end. The year is over, but more and more changes keep happening, expectations keep getting shattered, the wait gets longer and longer. year 2022 Indian men’s cricket team It hasn’t been good for India in any way (except maybe the win over Pakistan in Melbourne). Every opportunity slipped out of India’s hands, where it seemed that this time victory was certain. Team India got disappointed on every such occasion.
The new year is about to begin and once again Team India and its fans will look forward to the whole year with new hopes. But before that, let us tell about the five fronts of 2022, where Team India failed.
great chance missed
India started the year in a good way as Team India won the last Test of December 2021 on South Africa tour and were ahead 1-0 in the series. Two more Tests were to be played in the month of January and it seemed that the dream of winning the first Test series in South Africa would be fulfilled. But this was till the time when the Indian team was going through a captaincy dispute. Then perhaps Team India got over-confident and lost two consecutive Tests (Johannesburg and Cape Town) and lost the series 1-2. A great opportunity was missed. Virat Kohli immediately gave up the captaincy. The tour ended with a clean sweep of 0–3 in the ODI series.
The team and the series flew in the storm
6 months after the defeat of South Africa, Team India had a chance to win another historic Test series. Team India was ahead 2-1 in the 2021 series in England. The fifth Test then had to be postponed due to Corona. This test was played at the Edgbaston ground in Birmingham from 1 July this year. The Indian team needed a win or at least a draw, but it could not happen. Team India also became a victim of the storm that was started by the pair of new captain Ben Stokes and new coach Brendon McCullum and suffered a crushing defeat by 7 wickets. Didn’t lose the series, but didn’t win either and it was a 2-2 draw.
failed in first test
After a month and a half, India got the next blow. Under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, the Indian team, which came to play the first major tournament in the form of Asia Cup, missed here. India started well with a hard-fought win against Pakistan in the very first match but were knocked out in the Super Four round itself after losing to Pakistan and Sri Lanka and could not even reach the finals. Only one aspect of this tournament was memorable in terms of Indian cricket – Virat Kohli’s 71st century.
The biggest blow for India was the T20 World Cup in Australia. Just a year before this World Cup, Team India changed its captain, coach and approach only after its humiliating exit in the group round in the T20 World Cup held in UAE, but a year later when the most important tournament came, all the changes proved to be a cipher. Happened. Once again, the tournament was memorable for India from Kohli’s side. Kohli and India got off to a good start in the tournament with a surprise win against Pakistan in Melbourne in the very first match. This time the team was successful in reaching the semi-finals, but here it was badly washed by England by 10 wickets.
bad end of the year
The last month of the year also brought disappointment for India. Team India, which went on Bangladesh tour, had to face defeat in the ODI series. After 7 years, the Indian team visiting Bangladesh got a crushing defeat in the first two matches of the series. Somehow in the last match, Team India saved itself from the embarrassment of a clean sweep by registering a win. Ishan Kishan’s blistering double century in the last match and Kohli’s century were the only consolations at the end of the series.