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India “Have Underperformed In World Tournaments”: Ex England Captain Nasser Hussain Ahead Of T20 World Cup Semifinal

India "Have Underperformed In World Tournaments": Ex England Captain Nasser Hussain Ahead Of T20 World Cup Semifinal

Former England captain and cricket pundit Nasser Hussain

Former England captain Nasser Hussain has made a giant assertion concerning the Indian cricket staff forward of the second semifinal of the ICC T20 World Cup during which Rohit Sharma’s males will tackle Jos Buttler’s England aspect. Hussain claimed in his column in The Each day Mail that the Indian staff has not carried out to their greatest in ICC tournaments. Whether or not these are thoughts video games forward of the massive conflict is one thing that’s open for interpretation, however India haven’t gained an ICC occasion for the reason that 2013 Champions Trophy.

The Indian staff misplaced within the closing of the 2014 T20 World Cup and 2017 Champions Trophy. They had been ousted within the semifinals of the 2015 World Cup, 2016 T20 World Cup and the 2019 World Cup. Their worst efficiency in an ICC occasion for a very long time got here within the 2021 T20 World Cup, once they failed to achieve the knockout stage.

“You must say they’ve underperformed in world tournaments. At instances they’ve performed some timid cricket with the bat for the gamers they’ve and when working for Sky final summer season their former coach Ravi Shastri mentioned that’s one thing they’ve to vary,” Hussain wrote in his column.


Other than praising India’s in-form batting duo of Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav within the column, Hussain additionally made his decide for the wicket-keeper batter’s selection, going for Rishabh Pant rather than Dinesh Karthik.

“India had been utilizing Dinesh Karthik as their finisher however Rishabh Pant was again towards Zimbabwe of their closing group recreation on Sunday and is a freakish participant in his personal proper. It will likely be fascinating to see how they go together with their keeper-batsman towards England. I might select Pant due to the unbelievable issues he can do. Ideally India would need Hardik Pandya coming in after Pant for the final 5 overs as a result of he’s a severe hitter and offers them that additional bowling possibility,” Hussain wrote.

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