The subject of the senior players’ “future in Twenty20 cricket” was posed to India coach Rahul Dravid, and he provided a response to the inquiry. There was a lot of anticipation surrounding Team India’s performance at the T20 World Cup in 2022. Since 2013, India had not been victorious in an ICC tournament, but there was reason to believe that under Rohit Sharma leadership, things could turn out differently this time.
It just wasn’t meant to be. Alex Hales and Jos Buttler both scored brilliant unbeaten half-centuries as England defeated India by 10 wickets in the semi-final match that took place on Thursday in Adelaide. This victory set up England to play Pakistan in the final.
During their run chase for 169, Hales hit seven sixes on his way to 86 runs, and Buttler hit three sixes on his way to 80 runs as part of a mesmerising batting performance that helped them cruise into Sunday’s final in Melbourne with four overs to spare.
As a consequence of the outcome, India must now wait an additional year to become global champion. While India will host the ODI World Cup in 2023, which will take place the year after that, the next Twenty20 World Cup won’t happen until 2024.
There are a number of players on the Indian team who are older than 30 years old, including Rohit Sharma (35), Virat Kohli (34), Ravichandran Ashwin (36), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (32), and Mohammed Shami.
The question of whether or not these guys will be available up until that point is an intriguing one. Following India’s defeat at the hands of England, India coach Rahul Dravid was questioned regarding his senior players’ “future in T20 cricket,” and he provided a response to the inquiry.
“To speak about it at this moment, just following a game in the semifinals, would be premature. These gentlemen have given us nothing but outstanding performances for our company. You’re right, we do have some time to think about what happened, as you mentioned earlier.
Because there are some really good quality players here, this is in no way the correct time to talk about this things or think about it right now.
As time goes on, we will have enough games, enough matches, and India will work hard to construct and perfect their game in advance of the subsequent World Cup “Dravid said.
Hardik Pandya’s 33-ball 63 led India to 168-6, but the total was insufficient for an inspired opening pair, which allowed England to continue their pursuit of a second Twenty20 title after their victory in 2010.
Buttler, the captain of England, started off their run chase by smashing Bhuvneshwar Kumar for three boundaries in the first over, and his team never looked back after that.
He continued his relentless onslaught with the bat, and Hales soon joined in on the big hitting as England raced to a score of 63-0 in just six overs. Hales reached his fifty off of 28 balls and was severe on Axar Patel, who allowed 28 runs to be scored in his three overs as a flurry of sixes and fours tore the match away from India.
After Hales hit Pandya for another six, the team’s total was raised to 100, and Buttler quickly shifted gears in order to catch up with his partner.
The captain reached his fifty with a six and a four off of Pandya to put an end to any hopes India had of winning a world title for the first time since they won the Champions Trophy in 2013.