ENG vs IND: 5 big reasons for Team India’s defeat
- Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow hit their centuries on the last day
- Indian bowlers could not take a single wicket on the last day of the match
- Team India lost the first test under the captaincy of Jasprit Bumrah
ENG vs IND : Team India was defeated by England by seven wickets in the last match of the Test series. With this, the series has ended on a draw of 2.2. On the last day of the match, the team had to score 119 runs to win. The special thing was that even on the last day, no wicket of England fell and Jonny Bairstow and former captain Joe Root won the match. Both the batsmen also completed their centuries on the last day of the match. In front of Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow, the Indian bowlers looked weak and could not take a single wicket. At one time Team India was looking closer to victory, but England did not allow this dream of the Indian team to be fulfilled. Let us now know, what were the main 5 reasons for the defeat of Team India.
Team India’s opening pair did not work
The main reason for the defeat of Team India was the failure of the opening pair. Team India captain Rohit Sharma was ruled out of this match due to being Kovid positive. After this Jasprit Bumrah was made the new captain. On the other hand, Cheteshwar Pujara was roped in along with Shubman Gill for the opening pair. In the first innings of the match, there was only four partnership between Gill and Pujara for the first wicket. Gill got out and returned to the pavilion. At the same time, only 27 runs were partnered in the second innings. This time also Shubman Gill was out.
middle order didn’t work
In both the innings of the match, the middle order of the Indian team was ruined. In the first innings, Shubman Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara were dealt quickly, followed by Hanuma Vihari, Virat Kohli were also dismissed cheaply. At the same time, Shreyas Iyer also proved to be a flop. Good luck to Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja, who scored brilliant centuries and gave the team a good score.
Bowlers do not contribute much in batting
Although bowlers are kept in the team for good bowling and they are not expected to bat, but when there is a crisis in the team, it is expected that if a couple of bowlers contribute with the bat too, then it is good. But it did not happen in this match. Jasprit Bumrah scored 31 runs in 16 balls in the first innings, but he also failed in the second innings. Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur and Mohammad Siraj could not stay at the crease for a while to bat.
Bumrah did not get support in the second innings
Team India had set a target of 378 runs to win in front of England. This goal was not easy. But when the England team came out to bat in the second innings, the opening pair scored 100 runs. After this Jasprit Bumrah took two wickets and one run out. But the rest of the bowlers could not do anything. Neither Mohammed Shami got a wicket, neither Shardul Thakur nor Mohammad Siraj. When England’s three wickets had fallen, then only if one more wicket had come, then the result of the match could have been different.
Rohit Sharma’s team also felt the lack
Rohit Sharma did not play in this match. So Jasprit Bumrah was made the captain. Jasprit Bumrah was captaining for the first time. Although Jasprit Bumrah has a lot of experience as a player, but he still does not seem fully prepared for the captaincy. Although former captain Virat Kohli was also on the field to help Jasprit Bumrah, but while captaining for the first time, he was also seen under some pressure. Had Rohit Sharma been the captain, the match could have changed. But this could not happen and Team India had to face a crushing defeat.