T20 World Cup 2022: When the Indian team was out of the Super-12 in the 2021 T20 World Cup, after that many major changes were seen in the team. In place of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma was given the captaincy of the team and it was expected that Rohit would change both the condition and direction of the Indian team. Apart from this, Rahul Dravid was also made the new head coach of the team in place of Ravi Shastri. It was believed that the pair of Rohit and Rahul would be very successful for India but this pair has proved to be a flop.
Old pattern could not continue in World Cup
The biggest change that was seen in T20 Internationals after Rohit became the captain and Dravid became the coach was the aggressive stance of the Indian batsmen in the powerplays. Before the T20 World Cup, the Indian team had scored 8.6 runs per over in the powerplay, but in the World Cup, the Indian team could not do so at all. In the World Cup, the Indian team could score only 6 runs per over in the powerplay and it caused a lot of damage to them.
After the arrival of Dravid, a lot of experiments were seen in the Indian team. If we talk about T20 International, then in the last 1 year, about 30 players have been tried. Players like Umran Malik and Rituraj Gaikwad have worn Indian jerseys. However, despite making so many changes, the team selected for the T20 World Cup was very similar to last year’s team. In such a situation, it is not understood why so many experiments were done throughout the year.
Mistake in team selection
Yuzvendra Chahal, who missed last year’s World Cup, was selected in the team this time but he did not get a chance in the playing XI. Even though Ravichandran Ashwin proved to be consistently lackluster, but the team management thought it appropriate to ignore Chahal. Mohammed Shami did not play any T20 International after last year’s T20 World Cup, but despite this, he was included in the team for this year’s World Cup in place of injured Jasprit Bumrah. Harshal Patel was considered the X factor of the team but he was made to sit on the bench in the World Cup.