T20 World Cup 2021: 5 Blunders Team India should be wary of committing in the mega event
The mega event is all set to commence on October 17 with the final scheduled to be played on November 14.
Updated - Oct 7, 2021 12:33 pm
With the T20 World Cup just around the corner, all the teams will be raring to make their impact in the mega event. The tournament is all set to commence on October 17 with the final scheduled to be played on November 14. When it comes to the ICC events the teams aim that their best XI should walk onto the field.
India are one of the strongest contenders in the tournament. With some impressive performances in international cricket lately, the team would have their spirits high heading into the event. However, the asks of the high-profile competition are high and that might sometimes lead to the team taking some tough calls.
Bringing a properly balanced team to the fore after assessing the conditions is a big challenge for the team. Talking about India, there have been certain areas where the team has struggled during crucial matches. India have reached the final of the 2014 World T20, 2017 Champions Trophy, and 2021 WTC. However, the team has finished as semi-finalists in the 2016 World T20, 2015 World Cup, and 2019 World Cup.
As the marquee event is now on cards, here are the 5 blunders Team India should be careful of committing in T20 World Cup 2021
1. Not assessing conditions properly
The T20 World Cup was initially staged to be played in India. However, owing to the uncertainties of the ongoing pandemic, the tournament was shifted to UAE and Oman. Most of the players that are set to be a part of the mega event are currently playing the IPL in UAE itself.
This is expected to help the players in assessing the conditions well in order to decide the right team balance. Often, some decisions do not go the team’s way and that goes down as a part and parcel of the game. But India will have to pay a big price if they are unable to read the conditions well. Taking the instance of the 2017 Champions Trophy, India opted to bowl first wherein many teams looked to bat first.
In the Champions Trophy, the deck appeared to be a flat surface wherein runs came in easier. India’s spinners Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin did not get enough help from the pitch and that led to India conceding a lot of runs. Heading into the tournament, as the players have had enough exposure to the playing conditions it is expected that the side will only benefit from it.