After India’s defeat and exit from the T20 World Cup, the Indian team has been forced to decide what changes should be made in the Indian team before the upcoming ODI World Cup and how to prepare the team to win the ODI World Cup.
A bad defeat in the semi-finals! What next?
In the 2022 T20 World Cup, India was expected to win the trophy, but failed to even qualify for the final and went out with a crushing defeat against England in the semi-finals. In this case, with the increasing accusations against the Indian team, the responsibility of preparing to win the upcoming ODI World Cup series is high for the Indian team management and head coach Rahul Dravid.
As the upcoming 2023 ODI World Cup is going to be held entirely on Indian pitches, the question arises as to how the Indian team is going to prepare and how the T20 team for India is going to prepare for the 2024 T20 World Cup series.
In this case, in this post, we will see in detail where India slipped in the recently concluded T20 World Cup and what the Indian team needs to change for the 2023 ODI World Cup.
Reasons for Skidding in T20 World Cup
Difficulty in selecting playing 11 players with more Test attempts
The Indian team has never embarked on such a testing effort for any T20 World Cup. Despite all the testing efforts, there was still confusion as to who would be the 11 players who would play till the end. 3 different T20 squads were sent for the series against each country, none of the players used were included in the playing squad. It is not known why the test was attempted until the end. Subman Gill, who gave a good start, and Avesh Khan, who was used regularly, were never picked up. Otherwise, KL Rahul, who was out due to injury, and Shreyas Iyer, who did not perform well, were also given a chance.
Why two spinners? Another fast bowler might be using it!
Why take two spinners in Australia where the pitches are so good for fast bowling? Had another fast bowler been included in the team, the Indian team would have looked even stronger. Although we need a bowler who can come in and score at the end, Deepak Chahar recently scored a stunning half-century in a T20I match.
Why is the player who took most wickets in T20 matches not in the team!
After Bhuvneshwar Kumar, leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal is the most wicket-taker for India in T20Is. He has taken 69 wickets in 85 T20 matches for the Indian team and is the only player to take 5 wickets once. A player who has taken the most T20 wickets for a team, but has not played a single match for that team in the World Cup, only happens in the Indian team.
Why Mohammed Shami? Was Shami given enough training?
After India’s star bowler Bumrah pulled out of the World Cup series, his place remained vacant. Bumrah’s replacement was never announced until the Indian team left for Australia. Later it was announced that Bumrah’s replacement was Mohammed Shami.
Why there is such a thing as stand by players is never explained to us here. There is a category of stand-by players that is used when a player in the playing team is hit or unable to play. But in the Indian team instead, a rested player is directly brought into the team from outside.
Well, even if it is taken like that, Mohammed Shami could have been backed up and given a lot of net training and fielded only in important matches. Or maybe Shami was given a chance in the powerplay overs.
Want KL Rahul..or not? – Rishab Banda! Dinesh Karthik!
Why should KL Rahul, who was on rest due to injury, be included in the team? He was given a chance even though he continued to complain. In this T20 World Cup series, the openers of the Indian team showed a big reason for India’s defeat. On the other hand, the confusion of Rishabh Banda and not Dinesh Karthika did not end till the end. If you look at the players, you should drop the trophy.
In the team selection for the World Cup, even though many players are upset with the decisions of former captain MS Dhoni, the Indian team won the trophy under his leadership because Dhoni did what the team needed. Another major reason for the failure was the absence of a firm leader on what to do and which players to do within the team.
No one knows what Deepak Hooda, Axar Patel, Mohammed Shami did in the team.
What should the Indian team do for the 2023 ODI World Cup?
As the upcoming 2023 ODI World Cup is going to be held entirely in India, the Indian team should use this opportunity to win the trophy. After 2011 the Indian team got a good opportunity, even the 2011 World Cup series was shared between Bangladesh and India. In this case, as the 2023 ODI World Cup series is going to be held entirely in India, the team management should choose a suitable Indian team for it.
As far as the Indian batting is concerned, the future star players seem to be there. But India is still forced to produce star-turned players when it comes to bowling.
As the best batting and bowling team, the Indian team has the major responsibility of strengthening the middle order batting which is still void after the departure of Yuvraj and Dhoni.