“Whenever India faces a good team, they can’t score”: Gavaskar lists 2 reasons behind the team’s T20 WC flop | Locust
As India’s hopes of qualifying for the T20 World Cup semi-finals were dashed after New Zealand’s victory over Afghanistan on Sunday, former captain Sunil Gavaskar listed a few reasons why , he said, led to India’s poor performance at the ICC tournament.
The first factor that Gavaskar says has been detrimental to the Indian campaign is the approach of their drummers inside Powerplay, which the former drummer says has been a problem not only in this tournament but has persisted. since the few previous ICC events.
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Gavaskar isn’t in favor of a complete team overhaul, but insists the stick needs to be more proactive and energetic in the first six overs, as failure to do so has often stifled the rate. India score whenever they play a team with good bowlers.
“Making too many changes in a team is not correct, because it is not like India has lost every game. In two games, the batters have not been able to deliver what was expected of them. them and that’s the reason India is in such a state now. The approach has to change, “Gavaskar said on Sports Tak.
The fact that during the first 6 overs, there are only 2 defensive players outside the 30-yard circle, India has not taken advantage of it during the last ICC tournaments. That’s why whenever India faces a strong team, a team that has good bowlers… India can’t score. So that has to change. “
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The second reason, as Gavaskar pointed out, which he says has hampered India’s campaign is their deployment. While the current cricket team is probably the fittest the country has ever seen, not all are spring chickens and this is an area where Gavaskar believes India needs to improve if it is to. get better performance in the time to come.
“The second and most important, they should have players who are phenomenal on the pitch. The way New Zealand fielded, saved races, took catches… it stood out. Even though the attack is ordinary, the pitch is calm, good fielding can make a lot of difference. If you look at the Indian team, except 3-4 outstanding field players, you can’t rely on others to save points or dive to the limit, ”Gavaskar added.