T20 World Cup’22: Team IND Report

T20 World Cup’22: Team IND Report

Sinchan Saha

Modified Nov 11, 2022 11:09 AM IST

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The Indian team’s participation in the 2022 T20 World Cup came to an end with a 10-wicket defeat against England in the second semi-final at the Adelaide Oval. The defeat has raised numerous concerns about the Indian team’s current situation, such as Rohit Sharma’s batsmanship or specific player selection decisions. In the T20 World Cup, Team India participated in six matches and won four of them. Arshdeep Singh could be considered the team’s best pacer, while Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav were unquestionably among the best batters.

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Here, we examine Team India’s successes and failures during the main competition

KL Rahul: 3/10 (Very Poor)

Matches – 6, Runs – 128

KL Rahul had a forgettable Australian campaign, scoring only two half-centuries and four single-digit scores. As the team returns home, his position at the top of the batting order will undoubtedly be questioned. In the powerplay, Rahul’s strike rate and intent are from an earlier era.India needs to take a more upbeat approach at the top of the order, and perhaps it’s time to look beyond KL Rahul, the opener.

Rohit Sharma: 3/10 (Very Poor)

Matches – 6, Runs – 116

Rohit Sharma failed to make an impression in his first ICC event as captain of the Indian team or as a batter. The man who has consistently performed exceptionally well in ICC competitions only managed to score one century throughout the entire tournament. It wouldn’t come as a surprise if he didn’t play for India in the T20 World Cup in 2024.

Virat Kohli: 8/10 (Very Good)

Matches – 6, Runs – 296

The man will arrive at the appointed time!With his outstanding performance at the T20 World Cup, Virat Kohli put the doubts about his form to rest.In six matches, he scored a total of four half-centuries and won multiple matches. Kohli’s only criticism of himself would probably be his inconsistent start times in a few games.

Suryakumar Yadav: 9/10 (Very Good)

Matches – 6, Runs – 239

Suryakumar Yadav is currently referred to as the “best T20 batter in the Indian team,” and his performances helped India win two T20 World Cup matches. The team lost the match against England because they were so dependent on his runs. In a format as volatile as Twenty20 cricket, it is unfair to demand consistency. However, if Suryakumar is to become the team’s primary batsman, he will need to produce the goods more frequently than he is currently doing in big matches and against tougher opponents.

Hardik Pandya: 7/10 (Good)

Matches – 6, Runs – 128, Wickets – 8

After a few subpar performances throughout the tournament, Hardik, the batter, really came into his own in the semi-final against England, scoring a 63-ball score. However, Hardik consistently delivered with the ball. He actually took the second most wickets for India during the tournament.

Dinesh Karthik: 0/10 (Very Poor)

Matches – 4, Runs – 14

The wicket-keeper batter, who was brought into the team to play a special “finisher’s role,” didn’t look like the man who had lit up the Indian Premier League for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Karthik left a lot to be desired and was dropped in the final two matches deservedly, scoring just 14 runs in four matches (three innings).

Rishabh Pant

Matches – 2, Runs 9

Pant made his debut for the team against Zimbabwe, but he didn’t make the most of it and left early. He was pursued with persistence against England, but he arrived too late. In the end, he gave up his wicket in favour of Hardik Pandya, who appeared to be in superb form at the time.

Ravichandran Ashwin: 5/10 (Average)

Matches – 6, Runs – 21, Wickets – 6

R Ashwin struck the winning runs in the opening match against Pakistan while maintaining his composure, which impressed everyone. However, he didn’t do his primary job well. When India needed a breakthrough, Ashwin struggled to do so. Even though he ended up taking the third most wickets for India, the majority of his dismissals came when the team was least in need of them.

Axar Patel: 3/10 (Poor)

Matches: 5, Runs – 9, Wickets – 3

When Axar had the chance to bat against Pakistan and Bangladesh, he didn’t do much. He only took wickets as a bowler against Zimbabwe and Netherlands (2). Axar was far from what he needed to be to be the ideal replacement for the injured Ravindra Jadeja, and he couldn’t make an impact against big teams.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar: 4/10 (Below Average)

Matches 6, Wickets – 4

Another average performance from one of the most skilled white-ball bowlers in India. Bhuvneshwar Kumar could marshal up 4 wickets in the whole mission. The fact that Bhuvi was fairly economical in the majority of matches was the only thing that saved him. However, he was extremely costly when he faced England.

Mohammed Shami: 5/10 (Average)

Matches – 6, Wickets – 6

Mohammed Shami, who was brought into the Indian team to take the place of Jasprit Bumrah, failed to live up to the expectations. Although there were a few wickets taken, he did not have the impact the team wanted from a marquee pacer like him.He was destroyed by England, allowing 39 runs in three overs.

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Arshdeep Singh: 7/10 (Good)

Arshdeep, who has been dubbed India’s “find of the tournament,” demonstrated that he is prepared to play a significant role for the Indian team in T20Is. Arshdeep was India’s highest wicket-taker, taking 10 in six matches. He did occasionally give in to pressure, which is understandable given his youth and lack of experience.