Slow Batting in the Middle Overs Is a Problem. According to a report, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah, as well as the national selection committee. Discussed India’s underwhelming performance at the Asia Cup.
What emerged from the BCCI’s Asia Cup Review meeting ahead of the all-important ICC T20 World Cup. Starting October 16 is that India’s batting in the middle overs between overs seven and fifteen is the main area of concern. On October 23, India will play archrival Pakistan in Melbourne in the first match of the showpiece event. The BCCI announced the team for the marquee event, as well as the six T20I matches against Australia and South Africa, which begin on September 20.
Apart from the squad selection, BCCI discussed the national team’s underwhelming performance during the Asia Cup.
“Yes, the Asia Cup performance was discussed. But the focus is clearly on solutions and what needs to be improved during the T20 World Cup. ” A senior BCCI official familiar with the developments told PTI on condition of anonymity.
While there were some disagreements, everyone agreed that India’s pedestrian batting approach in the middle overs is becoming an issue against better teams and was an issue during the Asia Cup.
“There is an obvious issue with batting during the middle overs, especially between the 7th and 15th where we haven’t done well in the Asia Cup,” the official said. “Obviously, the team’s think-tank is aware and we have some world class players, who can obviously change their game as per team’s needs.”
When it comes to setting a target or chasing, India’s batting has faltered between overs 7th and 15th.
In the first game against Pakistan, 59 runs were score in nine overs while losing three wickets. It was 62 runs against Hong Kong and 62 for 1 against Pakistan in the Super 4s.
The best performance (aside from the Afghanistan game) came against Sri Lanka, when 78 runs were score in nine overs.
The issue has been negotiating the slow bowlers, where some of the top order players have fallen short.
The name Samson not discuss for WT20
Prior to the Indian team’s selection, there was much speculation about Sanju Samson’s possible inclusion in the 15-man squad in place of Rishabh Pant, but it has since been revealed that the Rajasthan Royals captain was not even considered.
“In any case, Sanju will play the ODIs against South Africa as selectors will maintain continuity from the Zimbabwe tour,” a BCCI source said. “There was never any discussion about dropping Pant. He is the only left-hander we have at the top and he can win a match on his day.”