Asia Cup 2022: Big 4 Reasons for India’s Poor Outings in Super 4

Asia Cup 2022: Sri Lanka demolishes Team India and their fans’ desire to enter the finale of the tournament. They beat the Indian team with six wickets, having a weak side as compared to the Indian team. Now India’s roadmap for the finale is not in their hands. They are depending on the other team’s performance and NRR.

But for a reality check, it is almost impossible for the Indian team to appear in the finale. Several theories were going on that the Indian talent pool is so big that BCCI can bring three teams at the same time having as much potential as any other side. But after this tournament drains such theories. And here we have brought to you the big 4 reasons for Team India’s poor performance in the Super 4.

Asia Cup 2022: 4 Reasons Why Team India Suffers in Super 4

1. Weak Bowling Contingent

Asia Cup 2022: Big 4 Reasons for India's Poor Outings in Super 4

The absence of Jasprit Bumrah, Harsha Patel, and Mohammed Shami has affected the most in the ongoing Asia Cup 2022. Deepak Chahar is also on standby rather than in the main squad. Only Bhuvneshwar Kumar is appearing as a senior pacer in the team. His combination with the other two young bowlers is not putting any impact.

Avesh Khan and Arshdeep Singh’s inexperience career got exposed in the high voltage against Pakistan. Although, the experience of Bhuvi is not making any change in the game. In last the two matches, he delivered 19th overs and gave away too many runs. Management does not have such options to change this bowling combination.

2. Absence of Ravindra Jadeja

Asia Cup 2022: Big 4 Reasons for India's Poor Outings in Super 4

The presence of Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja was giving tremendous depth to the batting order. But then Jadeja sustained a knee injury, and this disrupts the overall line-up of the Indian team. After his leave, management adds Rishabh Pant as a lefty option. And his arrival changes the batting order in the middle order.

He came to bat earlier than Hardik Pandya but did not bump into anything. Even in Hong Kong, the middle order was struggling. It could be a more run in that match, but the team managed to cross near-par or sub-par totals. The same thing repeats against Pakistan when openers gave a quick start the middle-order failed to turn it big. Against Sri Lanka, the same thing repeats itself.

3. The New Template of Batting Unit

Asia Cup 2022: Big 4 Reasons for India's Poor Outings in Super 4

Since the England tour, we have witnessed that Indian batters are going only with a one-way batting approach. It is all about hitting the ball across the field and pushing the opponent on the back foot. It succeeds very well against the English team, but this approach fails in the Asia Cup 2022. Already it was in the public’s mouth that this aggression may sink the Indian team.

And this same thing happened, batters did not hold the gear when wickets were falling off. And this approach was putting more pressure on the batter as need to keep hitting boundaries. Coach and management need to think about their new template whether it is going on the players’ behalf or it is making another aspect of pressure on players.

4. Collapse of Team Selection Process

Asia Cup 2022: Big 4 Reasons for India's Poor Outings in Super 4

Before the Asia Cup 2022, we were watching that Deepak Hooda was getting a chance in the top order. And Dinesh Karthik was appearing as the finisher in the team. In the first as the first-choice players for the top-order were available, Hooda did not get a chance. Dinesh Karthik got his chance, but he did not get a chance to score as Hardik Pandya did the work. After India made a few changes due to unavoidable circumstances.

Hooda got into the team, but management pushed him into the down-order which breaks his continuity. Along with hoods, Pant returned and replaced Karthik as wicketkeeper. These two chances did not go with India’s fever. After this tournament, BCCI needs to be clear about their choices about whether they will go Karthik as wicketkeeper and finisher for the T20 World Cup. And what will happen with Deepak Hooda is yet to see.

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