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बीसीसीआई एशिया कप समीक्षा : बीच के ओवरों में धीमी बल्लेबाजी चिंता का विषय

Concerns were raised over the performance of Indian batsmen between seven and 15 overs in the Asia Cup review meeting of the Cricket Board of India (BCCI) ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup starting on October 16 next month. India will play their first match of the World Cup against arch-rivals Pakistan in Melbourne on October 23.

Concerns were raised over the performance of Indian batsmen between seven and 15 overs in the Asia Cup review meeting of the Cricket Board of India (BCCI) ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup starting on October 16 next month. India will play their first match of the World Cup against arch-rivals Pakistan in Melbourne on October 23. The BCCI on Monday announced the squads for the World Cup and six T20 matches against Australia and South Africa to be played from September 20.

Apart from the team selection, however, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah and the national selection committee also discussed the national team’s poor performance during the Asia Cup in the meeting. A senior BCCI official told PTI on condition of anonymity, “Yes, the performance of the Asia Cup was discussed. There was of course a focus on solutions rather than problems and there was a discussion on what areas need to be improved during the T20 World Cup.

Everyone agreed that India’s approach in the middle games against better teams is cause for concern and it hurt the team in the Asia Cup. “Batting in the middle overs was a problem, especially in the 7th to 15th overs where we didn’t do well in the Asia Cup. The team think tank is aware of this and we have some world-class players who can change their game according to the team’s need.

If we look at the performance of the Indian batsmen between the seventh and the 15th over, in the first match against Pakistan they scored 59 runs in nine overs and lost three wickets. Even against Hong Kong only 62 runs were scored in those overs while in the Super Four match against Pakistan also 62 runs were scored in those overs and meanwhile India lost a wicket. India’s best performance in these nine overs was against Sri Lanka.

Then he had scored 78 runs in these overs. Before the selection committee meeting, there was discussion that Sanju Samson could be included in the 15-man squad in place of Rishabh Pant, but his name was not even discussed. “Sanju will play in the ODI against South Africa as the selectors will want to maintain consistency after the Zimbabwe tour,” a BCCI source said. Apart from this, there was no discussion about deposing Pant. He is the only left-handed batsman in the top order and can single-handedly win matches when his bat is on.

Disclaimer:Prabhasakshi has not edited this news. This news has been published from the PTI language feed.



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