New DelhiNothing has been good for India in T20 World Cup 2021. Pakistan defeated the Indian team by 10 wickets in their first match. At the same time, in the second match, New Zealand defeated by 8 wickets. After losing two consecutive matches, the chances of the Indian team reaching the semi-finals have become very less. Let us know the reasons, due to which Team India got defeated.
Did not prepare properly for T20 World Cup
In the last one year, the Indian team played only 12 T20 International matches, 3 matches were played against Sri Lanka. In which players like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma did not participate in that series. Because both of them were busy in the England series. Shikhar Dhawan captained against Sri Lanka and he has not been made a part of the T20 World Cup. The Indian team had to pay the brunt of not playing many international matches with two consecutive defeats.
Kohli could not get the team combination right
Indian captain Virat Kohli has always been criticized for his team composition. Rohit-Rahul did the opening in the first match against Pakistan. At the same time, KL Rahul and Ishan Kishan took over the responsibility of opening against New Zealand. Due to this, Virat Kohli had to come to bat at number four. Kohli has scored most of the international runs while batting at number three. At the same time, Rohit has scored 4 centuries in T20 cricket while opening, sending him at number three was a big mistake.
Right players were not given place in the team
Hardik Pandya has not been able to perform according to his name for which he is known. Against Pakistan, he came only as a batsman and could not show anything amazing in batting. Hardik also failed to play a big innings against New Zealand. At the same time, veteran off-spinner R. Ashwin sat outside the playing XI.
India lost the second match against New Zealand
Let us tell you that Team India made a modest score of 110 runs for 7 wickets, which was nothing for the New Zealand team. Kiwi team achieved it in fifteen overs. Every batsman was a flop in the batting for the Indian team. Ravindra Jadeja played the highest innings of 26 runs. After this defeat, the road ahead for Team India has become difficult. Earlier, India had lost its first match against Pakistan by 10 wickets. Team India will have to win all their matches to reach the semi-finals and also pray that Afghanistan beat New Zealand in their last match.
Pakistan played most matches
In the last one year, Pakistan played 26 T20 International matches. All these matches were played by the Pakistani team on UAE soil, which has given them the experience of playing on the pitches there. The Pakistani team has won all the matches played on the grounds of UAE. Apart from the Pakistan team, South Africa played 24 matches, New Zealand and Australia 21-21 and England 17 matches.