IND vs ENG: “India Were Talking About Changing The Template In T20 Cricket But It Never Looked Like It”

Team India’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 campaign came to an end on Thursday, November 10, with a crushing 10-wicket defeat to England in the semi-finals at the Adelaide Oval. India have failed to win an ICC tournament for the seventh time in nine years, despite coming close again.

The Rohit Sharma-led team managed to score 168 for the loss of six wickets at the end of 20 overs, but England chased down the target in just 16 overs without losing any wickets. The Men in Blue failed to stop the England opening pair of Jos Buttler and Alex Hales, who were aggressive from the start and hammered the bowling attack all around the park, denying India a chance to make a comeback.

Jos Buttler. Pic Credits: Twitter.

India Failed To Change Gears Throughout The Tournament – Pragyan Ojha

Former India cricketer Pragyan Ojha slammed the Indian team for their batting approach after their exit from the tournament.

“I think to change the template they had to take some serious calls. They looked at new players who can offer you those templates. Lot of things have to be discussed over the table and we need to see how they can prepare themselves for the next T20 World Cup,” Pragyan Ojha said while speaking to India Today.

Pragyan Ojha
Pragyan Ojha (Image Credit: Twitter)

“India were talking about changing the template in T20 cricket but it never looked like it. Slow start in the powerplay extended to the 9th and 10th over. India failed to change gears and throughout the tournament India could not get a rapid start,” Ojha further added.

Team India will now travel to New Zealand for a white-ball series comprising three T20Is and three ODIs. Senior players including Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and KL Rahul have been rested from the T20I and ODI squads. Shikhar Dhawan will captain the ODI team, and Hardik Pandya has been selected captain of the T20I team, with Rishabh Pant serving as deputy.

Also read: T20 World Cup Final 2022: “He May Not Have Performed As A Batter In The Earlier Matches, But Credit To Him As A Leader” – Former Pakistan Skipper Inzamam-Ul-Haq Heaps Praise On Babar Azam

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