Regardless of being the most effective staff within the event, India suffered an embarrassing defeat to Australia within the closing of the Cricket World Cup 2023 on Sunday. The Aussies fully outplayed the hosts, be it in bowling, batting, or fielding, with Tavis Head’s ton sealing the staff’s destiny in historical past. As pundits mirror on what went unsuitable for India within the title battle, former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik was fast to level a finger at KL Rahul. The wicket-keeper batter’s poor strike price within the middle-order, as per Malik, value India the sport.
“KL Rahul was simply making an attempt to bat by means of the 50 overs. He mustn’t have completed that and may have tried to play his sport. When you’re batting in robust situations and the boundaries aren’t coming simply, then a minimum of you have to rotate strike. That wasn’t occurring, there have been loads of dot balls,” Shoaib Malik in a chat on A Sports.
“He has been taking loads of accountability when India lose fast wickets up entrance. If you will notice his at the moment’s innings 66 off 107 balls, it was not a KL Rahul innings. He went right into a zone, the place he solely wished to play the entire fifty overs. He ought to have been just a little extra proactive,” he added.
Whereas there is no denying that batting first wasn’t as straightforward on the Narendra Modi Stadium monitor, when in comparison with batting second, Malik feels the Australians managed to evaluate the situations higher than the Indians did.
“The venue wherein this match was performed had lengthy facet boundaries. The Australian utilised these boundaries very properly. They mentioned we cannot allow you to hit us down the bottom and you’ll hit us sq. of the wicket. Their bowlers used variations very properly. The Australians assessed the Indian situations higher than the Indians after which executed their plans,” Malik additional asserted.
“KL Performs spin very properly and we’ve seen it all through the event. He performs properly sq. of the wicket, entrance of the wicket, makes use of his toes very well. However at the moment his strategy was that he was ready. He possibly was not trusting the opposite batters. He was eager about getting staff to 250 and it received tough,” mentioned Misbah-ul-Haq, on the present.
With the defeat, India’s hunt for an ICC title stays unresolved. For the likes of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, and some different gamers this in all probability was the final alternative to assist the nation bag its third ODI World Cup title.
The staff now goes again to the drafting board, with the goal of crafting a greater technique for the long run.
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