Michael Vaughan, a former captain of England, is quoted as saying that India is the most under-performing team in the history of white-ball cricket. He also criticised the “Men in Blue” for playing an antiquated style of cricket in the Twenty20 World Cup.
Another International Cricket Council competition came to a devastating end for India’s team. This time it was by England, as Jos Buttler and the rest of the team humiliated the defending champions with a 10-wicket victory in the Twenty20 World Cup semifinal on Thursday in Adelaide.
According to what Michael Vaughan said in his column for ‘The Telegraph,’ “India are the most under-performing white-ball team in the history of the sport.”
“Every player in the globe who competes in the Indian Premier League boasts about how much the experience improves their game, but what have India’s athletes ever accomplished?”
What have they done in the years since they won the 50 over World Cup on their home turf in 2011? Nothing. He continued, “India are playing a white-ball game that is out of date, and they have been doing so for years.”
The veteran, who is now 48 years old, criticised the administration of the Indian squad for their ineffective use of the extraordinarily talented Rishabh Pant.
It is astounding that they have not maximised the potential of someone like Rishabh Pant. In this day and age, you need to put him in charge of launching it.
“I just can’t believe how well they play Twenty-20 cricket considering how talented they are. They have the personnel, but they are lacking the procedures necessary to do the task.
They have no choice but to attempt it. Why do they give the bowlers of the other team the first five overs to bowl and get comfortable? He also brought up the fact that the team did not have any all-rounders.
“How come they only have five bowling options when it wasn’t that long ago that all of India’s top six players, including Sachin Tendulkar, Suresh Raina, Virender Sehwag, and even Sourav Ganguly, could bowl a little bit?”
Because none of the batters bowl, the captain is left with only five possible strategies to choose from. The decision of the team management not to use leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal was another factor that cost India the match.
“We are aware that in Twenty20 cricket, the facts indicate that a team needs a spinner who is capable of turning the ball in both directions. There are lots of leg spinners in India’s lineup. Where can we find them? Vaughan questioned.
Buttler and Alex Hales raced to the target with four overs to spare when the Indian bowlers were without their pace spearhead Jasprit Bumarh and their star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja. As a result, the Indian bowlers made a pitiful showing while defending 169 against England.
Michael Vaughan expressed scepticism on Rohit Sharma’s strategy.
They have a player named Arshdeep Singh who bowls with a left arm and swings the ball back to the right-handers. So, how do they go about defending the score of 168? They bowled with an outswinging action from Bhuvneshwar Kumar in order to provide Jos Buttler and Alex Hales with width,” he wrote.
“Where is the left-arm seamer swinging it in to Buttler and Hales in the first over?” “Where is the left-arm seamer swinging it in to Buttler and Hales?”
Madness. Compress them to save space.
Do not allow them to get off to a good start in the first over, as this will help them settle their nerves. India is without a doubt the most popular team that plays the game, but in recent years they have not been able to live up to the expectations that were placed on them.
“India are so essential for cricket around the world, but despite all of the advantages they have, India need to win more games.” Even though the 2016 World T20 was held in their home country, they were not able to advance to the final.
They had no presence whatsoever the previous year,” Vaughan wrote. “In order to beat Pakistan in the group stages this time, it took an outrageous innings by Virat Kohli, who played probably the best T20 innings ever. They do not come close to realising their potential, given the level of their skills.