WTC: Changing Virat Kohli as captain not an option, Graeme swann explains reasons behind India’s loss

  Crime against cricket

Crime against cricket

Virat Kohli is a true champion and superstar. It was Kohli who strengthened the Indian team. You can see the passion he shows when a wicket falls on the opposing team. Collie’s face should also be taken care of when there is a mistake in the fielding. This underscores that he is 100 percent sincere in his work.

It would be a crime against cricket if you get rid of Kohli who is such a great captain. India does not have to look for anyone else to lead. Swann attributed the Indian defeat to a lack of preparation and the players giving only half of their potential.

  Kohli's batting performance

Kohli’s batting performance

Not only the captaincy but also Kohli’s batting performance in the final was questioned. His scores in both innings were 44 and 13 respectively. Kohli took the wicket of Kyle Jamison in both the innings.

This is Kohli’s third disappointing batting performance in a crucial ICC match. He was out of singles against Pakistan in the 2017 Champions Trophy final and against New Zealand in the 2019 World Cup semi-finals.

  The swing bowler did not play

The swing bowler did not play

Swann pointed out that not playing a good swing bowler in the final was the biggest mistake on the part of India. He also said that playing in two Tests against England before the final was a plus point for New Zealand.

If there was a swing bowler in the Indian team, it would have been a threat to the Kiwis. Tim Southee and Trent Bolt are like that. That is where India went wrong. Swann said New Zealand had a clear idea of ​​the team combination as they had played two Tests against England.

  Everything was in favor of New Zealand

Everything was in favor of New Zealand

India only got net practice in Southampton. It will never be like playing a real Test and preparing for the final. Therefore, all the elements in the final were in favor of New Zealand. This was evident on the field against India. Swann also pointed out that some of the batsmen in the Indian team were seen as lazy.

Freehit

Freehit

India have not won a single ICC trophy since 2014. India have been penalized three times in the knockout stages under MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli. Under Dhoni, India played in the 2014 T20 World Cup, the 2015 ODI World Cup and the 2016 T20 World Cup. India’s last victory was winning the ISIS Champions Trophy in England in 2013.

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