T20 World Cup 2022: Everything was moving smoothly for Team India in the eighth edition of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup until they faced England in the semis.
The Men in Blue literally braved the challenges in Super 12, winning four games out of five games and collected eight points, more than any other team.
They took on Jos Buttler-led England cricket team in the semi-final at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide. In the end, it turned out to be a one-sided encounter.
Rohit Sharma and Co were unable to execute their plans to perfection in the important clash against Jos Buttler and Co at Adelaide Oval.
England national cricket team totally dominated the game with relative ease. The Three Lions got the better of Men in Blue by 10 wickets and made it to the finals.
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T20 World Cup 2022: Harbhajan Singh Questions Yuzvendra Chahal’s Absence From Playing XI Following India’s Exit From The Showpiece Event
Meanwhile, former Indian off-spinner, Harbhajan Singh has questioned Yuzvendra Chahal’s absence from the playing XI.
The Turbanator’s question comes after India’s heartbreaking exit from the eighth edition of the showpiece event in Australia.
“It is hurting, more because we did not fight at all. India batted like ODI in first 10-12 overs like they still had 40 more overs to play. India should learn this format from England.
They played like champions. It is very disappointing to see India’s approach throughout the tournament where they did not look like they would score more than 35 runs,” Harbhajan said on India Today in the Battle of Champions show.
“I don’t know what are the reasons that a champion bowler (Yuzvendra Chahal) is not in the team. He must have done something to someone that he is not getting a game. With his credentials he should have been your first-choice spinner,” Harbhajan added.
The Indian team management stuck to experienced Ravichandran Ashwin as the lead spinner. On the other hand, they gave chances only to Axar Patel ahead of Yuzvendra Chahal who didn’t play a single game in this event.
Playing XI: India vs England
KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma(c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav. Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant(w), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh
Jos Buttler (w/c), Alex Hales, Philip Salt, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook. Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid.
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