IND vs ENG: “India was not great in selection, ignoring Yuzvendra Chahal proved to be a very crucial factor”: Venkatesh Prasad


Indian Cricket Team suffered a thumping defeat to England in the semi-final at Adelaide Oval. The Men in Blue was blown hot and cold and now India will have to go back to the drawing board after a bad show in the crunch game. It seemed as if India was not expecting a strong response from England.

England would be delighted with this win as they now have a golden opportunity to win the T20 World Cup after 2010. come in handy.

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Venkatesh Prasad on India

Venkatesh Prasad made an interesting comment on his Twitter handle after India’s defeat.

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“In retrospect, we are all more intelligent. But it was so clear that wrist spinners will do very well in Adelaide. And India was not great in their selection and ignoring Chahal turned out to be a very important factor. England deserved winners”, said Venkatesh Prasad.

Venkatesh Prasad
Venkatesh Prasad (Image Credit: PTI)

Questionable selection

Not only did the management miss a trick by not including Chahal in the playing 11 against England, but they also took a huge risk by playing Rishabh Pant for Dinesh Karthik.

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It seemed as if the team was in a mood to experiment, just like in 2022 Asian Cup. Management should have stuck with one combination as frequent chopping and switching doesn’t work in T20I Cricket.

Rohit Sharma, Rahul Dravid
Rohit Sharma, Rahul Dravid (PC Getty Images)

Head Coach Rahul Dravid and Skipper Rohit Sharma are said to be concerned as their roles are now in a precarious position. The Men in Blue need to break their shackles and play their natural game as scoring just 38 runs in the power play overs won’t serve the team well.

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As we all know, India’s next order is against New Zealand where most of the older players rest and a second-rate team is sent there. This tour will most likely bring some new faces to the team and we can expect many retirements in the near future as well.

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