Indian team is struggling with lack of consistency
The Indian team will take the field for the second Test against Bangladesh from Thursday.
With a win in this match, India will not only be entitled to the trophy, but will also strengthen their claim to the final of the World Test Championship. England have cleared the way for Australia to play in the final of this championship after being whitewashed in the three-match Test series against Pakistan on their soil.
At the same time, there is a close fight between India and South Africa for the second position. Meanwhile, it is worth noting that the team is on the path of constant change. The Indian team will have to select a strong XI for the upcoming matches as soon as possible.
In fact, none of the players who led the Indian team to victory in the first Test match has been a regular part of the team. Regular bowlers Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and skipper Rohit Sharma were dropped from the team following the loss in the ODI series against Bangladesh. Despite the team winning, Cheteshwar Pujara, Shubman Gill and Kuldeep Yadav became the heroes.
Apart from these three, Akshar Patel also did wonders with the ball, but except for Pujara, it cannot be said that any of these players have a place in the team before this match and for the upcoming series. According to cricket experts, this is one of the biggest reasons for India’s defeat in big tournaments. Often, even the best performing players are dropped from the team after a match or two.
Some batsmen are disappointing
Even the strongest string batting of the Indian team is not able to bring wrinkles on the forehead of the opposing teams. The biggest reason for this is the batsmen not being able to perform consistently. Talking about the match against Bangladesh, the top four batsmen failed in the first ODI. Nothing changed in the second ODI either. Three of the four opening batsmen disappointed.
In this match, Virat Kohli came to start the innings in place of injured Rohit Sharma and got out after scoring five runs. Dhawan eight and Washington Sundar, who was sent to the fourth place as an experiment, was dismissed after scoring 11 runs. India won the third ODI but the credit goes to Ishan Kishan and Kohli only.
The edge is not visible in bowling
If we analyze the bowling in both the ODIs against Bangladesh, it becomes clear that our bowlers have failed to dismiss the tail-end batsmen as well. In such a situation, it becomes necessary that a player is given a chance so that he can showcase his talent to the world and prepare himself for the big matches.
Team India has become a laboratory
It would not be wrong to say that now the Indian team has become a laboratory, where experiments are being done with batsmen and bowlers in every match and tournament. Almost every match, some new player is being tested on the pitch. In such a situation, questions are being raised as to why the team is doing so many experiments when there is not much time left in the World Cup to be held next year.
Also, which 11 players are the team preparing for the World Test Championship. While the rest of the team is constantly giving chances to a fixed batting and bowling lineup and building a strong squad, the Indian team is undergoing constant changes. In such a situation, there is a fear that the situation may become similar to the T20 World Cup.