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INDvsENG: Blunders In Team Selection Cost Team India Series 1-4

India’s 1-4 defeat in the Test series against England gave up Team India’s many flaws. Team opener flops in whole series and in the middle order, none of the batsmen could score runs except captain Virat Kohli. In the second innings of the fifth and final Test, Lokesh Rahul and young wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant made a hundred but it was late.

Top batting order flops

Indian Top order was in complete trouble in front of English bowlers. Pant and Rahul’s one-day performance cannot be denied by all these things. From the first Test to the last Test, no batsman can maintain consistency in their performance.

Opener Shikhar Dhawan failed

Opener Shikhar Dhawan failed in whole Test series. He got an opportunity to play in Tests and he could not even make a half century. In 8 innings he scored 162 runs at an average of 20.25. His highest score was 44 runs. Considering the peak performance, the question arises that if the opportunity is available in the forthcoming domestic series against the West Indies and he make runs, then will thelong-standing opening problem will be solved on the tour of Australia? 

Blunders in Team selection  

The second biggest issue for Indian cricket is the role of coaching staff. Coaching staff Ravi Shastri, Sanjay Bangar, Bharat Arun and R. Sridhar has been confused three times in team selection. The team’s failure to select the right is to see India as a series defeat.    

Mistakes Repeated again and again 

Speaking of the first Test, Cheteshwar Pujara was left out of the playing eleven which was difference in first Test. An extra spinner in Birmingham can do the job for team as here Ashwin had picked 7 wickets in in a Match. Ravindra Jadeja could be used. Something similar happened in Southampton, Ashwin was returning from injury, due to which he had a lot of trouble but he was still played and he was not able to pick the wickets whereas on the other hand England spinner Moeen Ali picked 9 wickets in a match and Ashwin picked just 3 wickets. These blunders cost team India series

Late Inclusion of Jadeja in Playing XI 

Regarding Ravindra Jadeja, England’s assistant coach Paul Fabrase said, “I think he is an extraordinary cricketer in all three departments (batting, bowling, fielding). We are happy that we have faced him only in one Test.

Virat Kohli Captaincy Record In Tests

  P W L D Win%
Total 40 22 9 9 55
Home 19 13 1 5 68.42
Overseas 21 9 8 4 42.85
In SA,ENG, NZ, AUS 10 2 7 1 20


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