Brad Hogg analyzed India’s decision in T20 World Cup 2021. He analyzed India’s choice to tamper with their batting order. It is for their clash against New Zealand. The Men In Blue suffered a strong 8-wicket loss that put a huge scratch in their hopes of qualifying. Into the elimination rounds of the T20 World Cup 2021. India, according to Hogg, decided to abandon a system. It’s been with them for a few years now. This was only the third time Rohit Sharma did not start for Team India. The decision to promote KL Rahul and Ishan Kishan to the top placed pressure on Hogg. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, who was batting in unfamiliar positions.
“India went away from their strength which was Rahul and KL Rahul at the top with Kohli in at No.3. India changed a system that has been working for a long time. It put pressure on the likes of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, batting more in the middle order than at the top,” Brad Hogg said.
The ruse did not work, and the four batsmen were caught. They spent a total of 10 overs at the crease and only managed to score 45 runs. In the powerplay itself, he took out the openers. In the middle overs, the spinners took over. Also, in the middle overs, Sharma and Kohli struggled to gain traction. The New Zealand bowlers maintained their perfect line and lengths. Both batsmen died while attempting to stop Ish Sodhi from scoring. They weren’t going anywhere, and neither were the singles.
“Lastly, Rohit at 3 and Kohli at 4 allowed Williamson to hold his spinners back because it is known that they are slow starters against spin. Sodhi against Kohli in the middle overs was a huge matchup. India would have been better off with Kishan and Pant in the middle overs, being left-handers, they could have taken on Sodhi.”