India vs Bangladesh: 5 Players who underperformed in the T20I series
Not just Mahmudullah, even Rohit Sharma had some players underperforming on his side, which so easily could've halted India's progress.
Published - Nov 11, 2019 10:35 am | Updated - Nov 11, 2019 10:35 am
A series which started on such a promising note for Bangladesh, finished with a couple of disappointing performances, thus handing India a 2-1 win. Take nothing away from the host nation though, who saw some outrageous individual efforts with the bat and ball. The series ended with a 30-run win in Nagpur, with the hosts looking pretty confident going into the Test series.
Newly minted skipper Mahmudullah had no easy pickings in the series, besides the first game. His side were challenged and outplayed in important phases, which reflected in the output emphatically. Not just Mahmudullah, even Rohit Sharma had some players underperforming on his side, which so easily could’ve halted India’s progress.
Here are five players from the series who were expected to do well, but underperformed:
1. Rishabh Pant
The fans’ frustration on Rishabh Pant is growing in stature. The youngster who is often put on parallel terms with MS Dhoni has struggled to cope with the expectations and has underperformed big time. From his performance behind the sticks to with the willow, he was criticized severely.
Another area where he has not been pretty good is communicating potential review opportunities with Rohit Sharma. There was an instance in the first game where two of his suggestions were overruled in one over. Perhaps he needs a little break from international cricket to work on his temperament and that’s the only way he can get back on track.
He scored just 33 runs in three games and showed no glimpses of his pyrotechnics. He missed an easy stumping by collecting the ball ahead of the stumps and was unlucky to not latch on to some half chances. In a nutshell, it was a series to forget for the youngster.