Indian Cricket Team: The Indian cricket team had performed brilliantly in all the matches of this World Cup, and had reached the finals without losing a single match, but in the final match, Australia defeated Team India and won the World Cup. In the final match, Australia dominated the Indian team from the beginning, and in the end won the match by 4 wickets with 7 overs remaining and became world champion for the sixth time. Let us discuss the reasons for Team India’s defeat.
make a pitch error
Team India captain Rohit Sharma made a mistake in reading the Ahmedabad pitch. After losing the toss, Rohit Sharma said that he wanted to bat but Pat Cummins said that he wanted to bowl first, and Cummins’ decision proved to be right. Batting on the pitch of the final match was quite difficult at first, but later it became quite easy. This means that the captain of Team India made a mistake in testing the pitch. However, he had also lost the toss, so this thing was not in hand.
Rohit’s aggressive style
Rohit has given a great start to his team by batting fast throughout this tournament. He did the same in the final match against Australia, and was out after scoring 47 runs in 31 balls. However, in the over in which Maxwell was out, Rohit had hit a six and a four, but lost his wicket for the third time while attempting a big shot. This was the last over of the powerplay, and Rohit wanted to put pressure on the Australian team by scoring maximum runs on the remaining three balls, but it did not happen, hence some people are considering Rohit’s aggressive attitude as the reason for the defeat. However, if Rohit had not been out after hitting big shots in that last over of the powerplay, the result of the match could have been different, and then people would have been praising Rohit’s attitude.
Slow innings of KL Rahul
When KL Rahul came to the crease after 3 wickets fell at 81, he had to take the team’s innings till the end along with Virat Kohli. At that time the Australian bowlers were not even giving a chance to score runs. KL Rahul played an inning of 66 runs in 107 balls at a strike rate of 61.68, which included only one four. If KL Rahul had played with a strike rate of 80 or 90, things would have been different, but when he tried to speed up his innings, Virat’s wicket fell, and he again had to manage the team along with Surya. Rahul’s intention was to stay till the end and accelerate his innings in the last overs, but unfortunately he was caught by wicketkeeper Josh English on Mitchell Starc’s excellent ball. Therefore, according to the circumstances, it was not even Rahul’s fault.
poor performance of bowlers
The Indian bowlers troubled the Australian batsmen a lot in the first few overs, and even took 3 wickets for 47 runs, but Australia scored the first 40 runs at a very fast pace, and the reason for this was the extra effort being put in by the bowlers. Those quick 40 runs gave a strong momentum to Australia, because after the fall of 3 wickets they needed less than 200 runs to win. If Australia had lost 3 wickets for 20 runs then something could have happened. However, after the presence of Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne, the pitch became very easy to bat on, and our bowlers could not do anything.
After understanding all these things it seems that none of them were at fault. Team India made a mistake in understanding the pitch and conditions, and luck spoiled the conditions for India, and in trying to manage them, the Indian players also made some mistakes.
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