India was the table-clinchers in the alliance experiences in WC 2019. Be that as it may, they took out of the Tournament by New Zealand in the Semi-finals. Numerous inquiries were there after the misfortune, and the greater part of them went unanswered. A portion of the basic inquiries posed were:
- The reason didn’t MS Dhoni come up in the request against New Zealand?
- For what reason was Dinesh Kartik given an opportunity notwithstanding terrible showing?
- For what reason was definitely not a lasting number four batsman designated?
Questions were many, and a standard answer to all was a series of ad decisions by the administration. When we take a quick look back on the Tournament, we can see the advantages on the Indian side, and somehow those advantages didn’t work out when needed the most. Let’s discuss the significant reasons that affected India’s World cup campaign.
The batting order disaster
No doubt India had the best top 3 batting line-up in the World Cup. The trio of Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, and Virat Kohli at the top three positions gave India a solid batting line-up. But, when in the final, top order was dismissed in 4 over’s, the whole batting order struggled to reach a total of 240 and fell short by 18 runs. The over-dependence on high order led team India to a turmoil.
The most controversial decision by the selectors in WC 2019 was to drop Ajinkya Rahane and Ambati Rayudu for no. 4 spot in the batting line-up. Selectors instead chose the new all-rounder Vijay Shankar stating that his three-dimensional game will help the team. There were many different reactions from the team members, but Indian fans didn’t like the decision to drop Ambati Rayudu.
Dinesh Kartik and Rishabh Pant were included in the team as an alternative for Dhoni. The inexperienced Pant and the inconsistent Dinesh Kartik didn’t perform a visible inning for the side. Though there were praises for Rishabh Pant for handling the WC pressure. Kartik was widely getting criticism for his 32 runs in 2 innings. KL Rahul was also there in the squad to bat at no. 4 in troubled times. This batting order didn’t yield much for India.
Virat Kohli is good with his animosity on the field, and this conduct reflects in his captaincy as well. Not at all like Dhoni, Kohli didn’t have a steady group in the entire Tournament. He tried his general seat quality aside from Mayank Agarwal, who arrived behind schedule in Tournament. These consistent changes in the gathering brought about flimsy group execution.
Lack of All-Rounder’s
When we compare WC 2011 squad with that of 2019, one most important place missing was a promising all-rounder and a stable bowling attack. Despite having the best bowling line up in the Tournament with the likes of Bumhrah and B Kumar in the side, Indian captain couldn’t form a stable bowling line up. Hardik Pandya and Vijay Shankar couldn’t provide the all-round performance they promised. The primary reason can be a constant change in the squad.