5 big reasons for Team India’s defeat at the hands of Australia in the World Cup final

team india world cup Lost against Australia in the final by 6 wickets. Australia has become world champion for the sixth time. In a low scoring match, the Indian bowlers initially tried to put pressure on Australia, but the team’s openers travis head He removed that pressure with his brilliant batting. This defeat broke the hearts of crores of Indians. India reached the finals by winning all its matches. But there was some lack in the team’s spirit in the final, that is why we lost the World Cup. Batting first, India somehow scored 240 runs. Australia won this match in 43 overs. The five major reasons for this defeat that are understandable are these…

Doubt over use of bench strength

Don’t know why Rahul Dravid did not consider it necessary to test the bench strength even after securing a place in the semi-finals. One thing is said about Rahul Dravid that he is not in favor of much change in the playing eleven. After Hardik Pandya’s injury, Mohammed Shami was brought into the playing eleven and he also won the Golden Ball. But Ravichandran Ashwin, the most experienced player on the bench, was ignored. When Gill was ill, Ishan Kishan got a chance only in a few matches, but after that he kept warming the bench.

middle order batsman

As an opening batsman, Rohit Sharma maintained an aggressive stance throughout the tournament. Even in the final match, he made his intentions clear, but Gill did not succeed at the other end. After Gill was out early, Team India’s batsmen came under pressure. In a big tournament, middle-order batsmen have a big responsibility. But the Indian middle order looked tired and defeated on the field without enthusiasm. The team had to pay the price for this and India missed a big score. Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja and Suryakumar Yadav failed to play big innings.

Team India comes under pressure in knockout

India has played the league matches in a fearless style, that fearlessness was not seen during the finals. It seems that the players of Team India come under pressure in the knockout matches. Barring one or two batsmen, the effect of this pressure was clearly visible in the rest of the game. Rohit scored 47, Virat scored 54 and KL Rahul scored 66 runs. After this no one batted. If six batsmen were not able to cross even the 10-figure mark in the final match, then what else is pressure? Talking about bowling, despite the initial setbacks, the Indian bowlers could not put pressure on the Australian batsmen. That fire was not seen even in bowling. The spinners could not take wickets even after getting excellent turn.

Rohit Sharma’s mistake

Rohit Sharma captained brilliantly throughout the tournament, but he missed the final. Generally, Mohammad Siraj used to open the bowling with Jasprit Bumrah. But Rohit made the mistake of calling Shami early instead of Sirat in the final match. Shami got one wicket, but he is not as aggressive in the middle overs as he is in the beginning. After this, Rohit tried to get the overs out quickly from the spinners. His attention got diverted from the wicket. He started thinking about finishing the over. That’s where the mistake happened. It is a very difficult task to stop the Australian team from scoring 240 runs in 50 overs.

Ashwin should have got a chance instead of Suryakumar

Instead of Suryakumar Yadav, India should have taken advantage of Ravichandran Ashwin’s experience against Australia. India was playing with only five bowlers. Even though Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma took wickets against Netherlands, experience was much needed against Australia. Surya scored 18 runs playing on 28 balls. If Ashwin had been in the team, he could have contributed in batting as well as bowling. In the league stage, Ashwin gave only 34 runs with one maiden in 10 overs against Australia and also took one wicket.

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