Zaheer Khan says “Could have gone for their trump card upfront” in T20 World Cup 2021. Khan believes Virat Kohli might have missed a trick. It’s by not opening the bowling with Jasprit Bumrah in the T20 World Cup 2021 game against Pakistan. Defending a total of 151 against Pakistan in Dubai. Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled the first over for India. While Mohammed Shami is the second. By the time Bumrah came on to bowl the third over. Pakistan’s openers had settled into a good rhythm.
According to Khan, while there is no doubt that Pakistan. In outplayed India in all departments on Sunday. Also, India ended up under-utilizing their bowling trump card Bumrah.
“You have your plans before the game, but once you are in the game, you’ve just got to go with it – maybe change certain things that you had planned. Maybe you could have used Bumrah differently. By the time the game finished, you had under-utilized Bumrah,” Zaheer Khan said.
“They could have gone for their trump card right up front rather than getting him into the game in the third over. Starting with him might have turned things around a bit,” Khan added.
“But these are things in hindsight. At times, you stick to the strategy which you have made. I am sure the think-tank in the innings break would have thought about it and chosen otherwise. But who would have expected that the two openers would just carry the innings through.”
Lastly, after losing the toss, he was sent to bat. India was only able to score 151 points out of a possible seven. They paid a high price for Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul. Following that, Virat Kohli (57) and Rishabh Pant (39). Dew had a part in India’s bowling, he said. Zaheer Khan also stated that India did not receive sufficient runs to counter the threat.
“The dew factor did play a role. Having said that, when you know that dew is going to be a factor, you’ve got to have that extra cushion of 20-25 runs on the board, just to stay on top of things.”