'They were dominated from start to finish' - Eoin Morgan criticizes India's approach in T20 WC semi-final against England
India lost to England by 10 wickets in the T20 World Cup.
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Former World Cup-winning skipper Eoin Morgan criticized the Indian management for their conservative approach during India’s semi-final match against England in the T20 World Cup 2022. Building up to the tournament, the Men in Blue played an aggressive brand of cricket but as the tournament continued, Rohit Sharma and company changed their approach and as per Morgan, that cost them the all-important trophy.
On a pitch where batting looked relatively easier, India posted only 168 runs after 20 overs in the semis. With the ball, they couldn’t provide any breakthrough as the Three Lions won the match by 10 wickets. Talking about which, the 36-year-old mentioned that the Indian team was completely dominated by England and it looked like the team didn't have any plan B or C to go to.
“I any heavyweight battle when it comes to a side being dominated like they were... and let's be honest, India were dominated from start to finish. You have to continue to throw punches and England did that.
"Jos Buttler's captaincy was outstanding; his tactics and strategies throughout the whole game were absolutely excellent. England made India play that way; they strangled them and it looked like India didn't have a Plan B or Plan C to fall back on. We were watching and talking about why India chose to play that way,” Morgan said while talking to SportsTak.
You can question their planning into the game or the lack of adaptation: Morgan
While talking on the same topic, the former England skipper said that the Indian team didn’t change their strategy at all in order to get the win. He once again blamed India’s conservative approach - something that didn’t exist prior to the T20 World Cup.
“Perhaps you can question their planning into the game or the lack of adaptation when England had been so strong. Rewind the clock 5-6 months ago when India visited England and again dominated by playing this free-spirited, very aggressive and positive mantra under Rohit Sharma. We sat back and lauded Rahul Dravid and Rohit Sharma but certainly it wasn't evident in Adelaide,” Morgan added.
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