India loses to England in T20 WC Semi Final: India was beaten by England on Thursday in the second semi-final in Adelaide, dropping the knockout game by a margin of 10 wickets. Former players and cricket gurus blamed India’s departure from the current T20 World Cup in Australia on their over cautious and timid batting technique during the powerplay.
India loses to England in T20 WC Semi Final: Key Points
- After winning the toss, England chose to bat first and held India to a score of 168/6.
- After setting the target in just 16 overs, the English openers Alex Hales (86*) and Jos Buttler (80*) quickly dispatched the Indian team.
- India played cautiously throughout the powerplay, scoring only 38 runs, while England took the other tack, scoring 63 runs in just six overs.
- India had a more aggressive batting strategy prior to the T20 World Cup, but it’s openers, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul, stumbled on the big stage.
India loses to England in T20 WC Semi Final: Highlights
- Despite the fact that India had already been eliminated from the last edition in round one a year prior, there was a sense of recall in their utter surrender.
- India played the bat very cautiously.
- Sadly, through the first six overs, Rohit and KL have been unable to challenge the game. They have the firepower, but in 20-over cricket, you have to play the game “Watson, a former all-rounder for Australia, said to Star Sports.
Experts condemn India’s timid Strategy
According to former Australia all-rounder Shane Watson, India has the firepower, but in T20 cricket you have to take the game on. Indian players were too shy with the bat. Unfortunately, Rohit and KL were not able to take the game on in the first six overs. India should have launched their attack six to eight overs earlier, but Hardik was able to take the game on. Watson also questioned Yuzvendra Chahal’s exclusion from Team India’s starting lineup in Adelaide.
Harsha Bhogle also agreed to Shane Watson, and tweeted,
India are still playing very conservative cricket. It was an issue they hoped to address and, in all fairness did, in bilateral cricket. But here at the World Cup, India were constantly hoping the back 10 overs would bail them out. Today, it wasn't enough
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) November 10, 2022
Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag said the English openers were too good for the clueless Indian attack. One of the primary causes of India’s exit, according to former India selector Sarandeep Singh, was the openers’ poor performance.