Former England captain Nasser Hussain reckons that Team India captain Rohit Sharma and coach Rahul Dravid tried to alter the Men in Blue’s style of play after their exit from the T20 World Cup last year. He admitted that while the players were able to implement the changes in bilateral series’, they fell back into the defensive trap in the semi-final of the T20 World Cup 2022.
Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan feels that it is imperative for India to groom one more player as leader and not just look at Hardik Pandya alone as future captaincy option. Pathan made the statement keeping the T20 World Cup in 2024. According to him, India must ideally look to create a pool of leaders
Openers Alex Hales (86* off 47) and Jos Buttler (80* off 49) added a record 170 runs for the opening wicket as England walloped India by 10 wickets in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 second semi-final at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday, November 10. The Hales-Buttler stand is now the highest ever partnership in T20 World Cup history, going past the 168 added by Quinton de Kock and Rilee Rossouw earlier in this same edition.
Suryakumar Yadav continued his great form with the bat, smashing an unbeaten 61 off 25 balls as India beat Zimbabwe by 71 runs in match number 42 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday, November 6. India had qualified for the semi-finals of the World Cup after South Africa went down to Netherlands by 13 runs in the first match of the triple-header. Still, India had a lot of play for against Zimbabwe. A win would have seen them top Group 2, which they did.
India beat Bangladesh by 5 runs (D/L method) in match number 35 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Adelaide Oval on Wednesday, November 2. Sent into bat after losing the toss, India put up an impressive 184/6 on the board. Virat Kohli top-scored yet again with an unbeaten 64 off 44 balls, while KL Rahul scored exactly fifty. In Bangladesh’s revised chase of 151 in 16 overs, Litton Das slammed a superb 60 off 27 balls. However, the chasing side lost their way after his dismissal and ended up on 145/6.
South African fast bowler Lungi Ngidi claimed 4 for 29, while Wayne Parnell picked up 3 for 15 as the Proteas defeated India in five wickets in match number 30 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the pacy Perth stadium on Sunday, October 30. With the win, South Africa went to the top of the table in Group 2, with five points.
Team India came up with a methodical performance to beat Netherlands by 56 runs in match number 23 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 Super 12 match at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Thursday, October 27. Batting first after winning the toss in the Group 2 clash, the Men in Blue posted an impressive 179 for 2 on the board.
Virat Kohli scored a sensational 82 not out in 53 balls as India beat Pakistan by four wickets in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 Super 12 match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday, October 23. Chasing 160 for victory, India lost four wickets for 31 runs. However, Kohli and Hardik Pandya (40 off 37) added 113 for the fifth wicket to give India some hope. Some incredible six-hitting from Kohli at the end took India past the finish line.