The T20 World Cup is just around the corner and there are still plenty of issues left, which Team India needs to consider. Another overseas tour and another defeat show how poorly the team is performing. You can never win a series just by batting or by bowling. It has to be a collective effort and that is what, which is lacking from the current squad. The team has failed on numerous occasions to perform as a unit. If batsmen score runs, the bowlers will score too (A 100 in just 7-8 overs!) and if bowlers perform well, the batting lineup collapses like a house of cards. The same story repeats over and over again.
These really are worrying signs or rather alarming!
ES brings you the five main issues that Indian Team needs to consider:
1. Selection and injury issues
Did the selectors pick the right team for the tour of Australia? The answer would certainly be No. Dhawan has clearly lost that “Midas touch” and despite his poor form, the selectors are going with him. Why was Amit Mishra dropped for this series? When it comes to Australia, a genuine leg spinner like Mishra is a blessing. He could have flighted the ball much more than the likes of Jadeja. This shows how unfair the decision was.
The team should be selected based on the prevailing conditions, but BCCI considers such tours a picnic for youngsters. They need to understand that these are not times for experimenting. Recalling the likes of Nehra for the T20 series sounds a like better idea, but then why not play him in ODI’s too? Irfan Pathan could have been a much better all-rounder than Rishi Dhawan. All these things added to India’s miseries.
Coming to injuries, Mohammed Shami who has been out of action since the World Cup was declared fit for Australia tour. Yes, he might have been fit, but was he match fit? No, he wasn’t as he pulled out a hamstring just before the start of the series. This might have been a hasty decision to make him play.