Indian T20 team needs batsmen who can bowl: Kumble

Indian coach Anil Kumble said that powerhitting will dominate T20 cricket in future and suggested that the Indian team needs to play cricket in which rookies can contribute with the ball to balance the team. . England’s ‘power hitters’ Alex Hales and Jos Buttler thrashed India by 10 wickets in the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup in Adelaide on Thursday.

India’s slow approach to batting has also drawn criticism from all around, which saw the team crash out of the tournament with a crushing defeat. Kumble told, “I think it definitely needs to be done, we keep talking about bowlers batting. But I think in Indian cricket you need batsmen who can also bowl to balance the team. ‘ He said, ‘That’s what England had. He had too many options. He used Liam Livingstone. Moeen Ali has barely bowled in this tournament. That’s why you need such options. ,

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Kumble also finds fault with selection in the Indian team and says the current trend needs to be changed.“Unfortunately, even in the India A team that gets selected, most of the batsmen are not able to bowl. So it is important that we create such a cricketing brand and it needs to be included in the whole process. ,Kumble said, “I think the more you play T20 cricket, it will become such that you will show your strength as soon as you step on the field. So I think T20 will be like this going forward. ,

He also believes that each player needs to understand the specific role assigned to him and once it is decided, the team needs to stick to it. He also said that this role should not be restricted to just the national team but it should be used in domestic cricket as well.

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