Kohli flop, Bumrah ineffective, Jadeja’s magic missing, Team India lost due to these reasons

Team India, who played like a champion in the last two years in WTC, was a flop in the title match. Let us look at the reasons for this defeat of Team India.

New Zealand has become the first world champion of Test cricket. He won this trophy after defeating Team India by 8 wickets in the final of the World Test Championship. Team India, who played like a champion in the last two years in WTC, was a flop in the title match. What were the reasons for this defeat of Team India, let’s look at it.

Openers did not play in the second innings
In the first innings of this great match, the Indian openers gave the team a good start. Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill put on a half-century partnership for the first wicket.

Rohit scored 34 and Gill made 28. However, both of them lost their wickets after settling at the crease. He could play a big innings. In the second innings, the first wicket of Team India fell on the score of 24. Gill was out after scoring 8 runs. At the same time, Rohit returned to the pavilion after scoring 30 runs. Due to the early dismissal of both, the pressure came on the middle order.

Experienced batsmen did not play in big matches
In an important match like the final, any team expects that its experienced batsmen will score runs. Team India has an army of star batsmen like Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane. But it proved to be a complete flop. Pujara could not do anything special in both the innings of the match. He scored 8 runs in the first innings and 15 in the second innings.

Captain Virat Kohli was definitely in touch in the first innings. He scored 44 runs. But his bat did not work in the second innings. He became the victim of Kyle Jameson by scoring 13 runs. At the same time, Rahane could only score 49 runs in the first innings and 15 runs in the second innings. These three batsmen did not even play in the home Test series against England.

Jadeja could not do wonders with both ball and bat, Ravindra Jadeja was expected to perform well in this match. He was included in the team as the second spinner. The argument was also given that Jadeja could score the required runs at number seven. But nothing of the sort happened. He could neither make an impact in bowling nor in batting. Jadeja scored 15 runs in the first innings and 16 runs in the second innings. He took a total of one wicket in the match.

Pacers did not live up to the expectations
Before this match, a lot of talk was said about the Indian pacers. Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohd Shami have bowled top class in the last two years. All three were expected to perform well in the final match. The weather, the pitch were all in his favour.

Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami also looked effective in the first innings, but Jasprit Bumrah continued to yearn for wickets throughout the match. He didn’t get a single wicket. At the same time, Shami took four wickets and Ishant took three wickets in the match. Shami and Ishant also did not get wickets in the second innings.

New Zealand’s last 3 wickets added 57 runs in the first innings
The old weakness of Team India came to the fore once again. Indian bowlers failed to get the tail batsmen out early. At one point in the first innings, New Zealand’s 7 wickets were uprooted for 192. She was 25 runs behind India. New Zealand’s last three wickets added 57 runs. In this, the 29-run partnership for the eighth wicket between Tim Southee and Kane Williamson was important.

After this, Team Saudi and Neil Wagner for the 9th wicket and 15 runs partnership between Saudi and Boult for the 13th and 10th wickets. These partnerships may have been small, but they have been significant. After taking 7 wickets for 192 runs, Team India had a chance to wrap up New Zealand within 200 runs. She could also take a lead of 15-20 runs. But the exact opposite happened. Thanks to the 57 runs added by the last three wickets, New Zealand took a lead of 32 runs over Team India.

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