After two consecutive losses against Pakistan and Sri Lanka, India is out of Asia Cup, 2022. It’s for the first time since 2014, that team India couldn’t make it to the Asia Cup finals. After Pakistan defeated them last Sunday in a nail-biting super four encounter, Sri Lanka snatched a 6-wicket victory against the men in blue.
What went wrong for Rohit-army that their Asia Cup journey ended in disappointment? Let’s analyze the major factors here.
Top Three Reasons Behind India’s Quick Way Out of Asia Cup
In the section below, we will have a close look at some of the crucial reasons that resulted in India’s two consecutive losses.
Runs not Coming in the Middle Overs
In both the matches against Pakistan and Sri Lanka, India’s middle order didn’t look promising, as it could have been. In the former one, after the openers KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma got off to a brilliant start, the next batsmen couldn’t deliver something staggering. Virat Kohli played a solid knock of 60 but couldn’t get the support from other batsmen.
Something similar happened in the match against Sri Lanka where nothing exceptional came from the batsmen except the skipper Rohit Sharma who scored a superb knock of 72 runs.
Not Trying Deepak Hooda with the Ball
One of the main reasons that we can talk about is the skipper Rohit Sharma, not taking a chance with bowler Hooda. In neither of the matches, he was given an over. We can’t make a solid claim that bringing him to action could have worked wonders. But who could know, his right arm off break could be of use, especially when all the wickets against Sri Lanka were picked by spinners.
Bhuvi’s 19th Over Didn’t Click
One of the best pacers for the men in blues and the death-over specialist, Bhuvi didn’t go well with the 19th over in both the matches. That was the major reason why both the games slipped off from India’s control. India will be looking forward to rectify its mistakes and coming up stronger in the T-20 world cup.
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