Former England captain Michael Vaughan on Friday said that India have not achieved any milestone since winning the World Cup on home soil in 2011 and have been the worst performing team in the history of limited overs cricket. He criticized that the Indian team played old-style cricket in the T20 World Cup. India’s campaign in another ICC (International Cricket Council) tournament was disappointing.
This time England defeated former champions India by 10 wickets in the T20 World Cup semi-final on Thursday. Vaughan said in his column in ‘The Telegraph’, “India are the worst performing limited overs team in history. He wrote, “Every player who goes to play in the Indian Premier League says how much it has improved their game but what has India gained from it? “What has he done after winning the 50-over World Cup on home soil in 2011? nothing. India is playing the same old style of white ball cricket that they have played over the years. ,
Vaughan also criticized the Indian team management for not using Rishabh Pant effectively. India decided to play the experienced Dinesh Karthik in the first four Super 12 matches and fielded Pant in the semi-finals against Zimbabwe. But even in these two matches, Pant came out to bat at number five and number six with hardly a few overs left. “He didn’t make full use of the talent of a player like Rishabh Pant. Keep it on top during this round. ,
Vaughan said, “I am amazed at how much T20 cricket they play despite the talent they have. They have players but they don’t have the right process to feed them. They have to work for it. Vaughan said, “How did they allow the rival bowlers to build pressure in the first five overs? He also mentioned the lack of batting all-rounders in the team, which was also talked about by the legendary spinner Anil Kumble. Vaughan said, “How can they have only five bowling options when 10 or 15 years ago all the top batsmen in India could bowl a little bit – Sachin Tendulkar, Suresh Raina, Virender Sehwag and even Sourav Ganguly? ,
He said, “No batsman bowls so the captain had only five options. Their (India) bowling options are few, they don’t have depth in their batting and they also lack spin strategy. India also had to bear the brunt of the team management’s decision not to play leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal.
Asking the question, he said, “We all know from the statistics of T20 cricket that the team needs a spinner who can turn both ways. India has a lot of leg spinners. where are they? The Indian bowlers performed poorly in the absence of pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah and star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja. He also questioned India’s record in major ICC tournaments and feels that the team needs to achieve more success to prove the skill level of its players.
Vaughan said, “India is so important to world cricket but India has so many advantageous things, so they should win more. He could not even reach the final in the 2016 World T20 on his own soil. Last year also they were nowhere. Vaughan also questioned the strategy of captain Rohit Sharma.