Edited By: Vikas Mavi
First by Pakistan and now Sri Lanka, these defeats are a huge setback for Team India and their fans as well. No one had imagined that India would not be playing in at least the semi-finals, if not the finals. Fans are saddened by the performance of their favorite players.
But, we believe it’s time to move on fast and focus on the upcoming T20 world cup in October. Before moving to the World Cup, here are a few focus areas that must be worked upon by Coach Rahul Dravid and Captain Rohit Sharma.
Defeat vs. SL and PK
The common causes, however, are not limited to the last two overs. Once again, India’s poor batting fell far short of what they anticipated of themselves and what their fans would rightfully expect of them. As did the bowling, with the trustworthy Bhuvneshwar Kumar committing major errors in the last over, leaving India with nothing to fight for at the finish.
Domestic series against South Africa and Australia
The last practise before the world cup will take place when Australia and South Africa visit India. After the poor performance in the Asian Cup, it’s a practise and a challenge for India, or more of a litmus test, as both Australia and South Africa have already announced their world cup squads and will be coming with that squad itself.
All-rounders like Yuvraj Singh helped India to win the World Cup in 2007 and 2011. This time, Hardik Pandya is playing that role, it is a critical position because he provides the squad with an additional 6th bowling option. The injury to Ravindra Jadeja is also causing problems for the team because he played a crucial inning against Pakistan in the group stages.