Indian fans are very disappointed after the defeat to Team India. Coach Rahul Dravid and captain Rohit Sharma are also being criticized. However, it is also true that Team India’s performance in the knockout match has not been good for the past several years.
The Indian team suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of England in the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup. Since then, Team India’s dream of becoming world champion has been shattered again. Chasing the target of 169 runs, it was easily achieved by the English team. The final match of the T20 World Cup will be played between England and Pakistan in Melbourne on November 13. Indian fans are very disappointed after the defeat to Team India. Coach Rahul Dravid and captain Rohit Sharma are also being criticized. However, it is also true that Team India’s performance in the knockout match has not been good for the past several years. Why did Team India, who have performed superbly in league matches, lag behind England in the semi-finals, that is the biggest question?
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There was great expectation from the batsmen in the semi-finals. But the flop show for both India’s openers KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma continued in the semi-finals as well. KL Rahul constantly fails in front of big teams. At the same time, Rohit Sharma also tried to return to form. But they escaped. Rohit’s slow innings also became a major reason for Team India’s defeat in this match.
Due to not getting off to a good start, there was pressure on batsmen like Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav. Virat Kohli slowed down the batting as he took the wicket. The biggest reason for this was that around 10 overs, Team India was on the score of 60 runs. But later due to Hardik Pandya, Team India could reach a respectable score.
Team India’s bowling was already considered weak. However, after the victory in the Super 12 matches, the discussion stopped. But in the semi-final match, Team India has lost due to poor bowling by Indian bowlers. The experience of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami also did not work. Whereas Arshdeep Singh also couldn’t do anything amazing. Both spin bowlers Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin could not do anything special either.
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It looked like Team India was unable to handle the pressure. There were some major errors in the fielding time due to which the Indian team lost. The pressure on Team India was clearly visible. Captain Rohit Sharma himself also admitted that we could not manage to play well under pressure.
Such was Team India’s journey in the Super 12
In Super 12, Team India got off to a great start by defeating Pakistan by 4 wickets. After this, Team India defeated Holland by 56 runs. However, the Indian team was defeated against South Africa. But in an interesting match, Team India bounced back after defeating Bangladesh by 5 runs. Team India got a big win against Zimbabwe. India beat Zimbabwe by 71 runs. In the Super 12 matches, India topped Group 2 with 4 out of 5 wins.