IND vs SA: From top order to fielding.. 5 reasons for defeat against South Africa..

Team India

South Africa beat India by five wickets in T20 World Cup 2022. This is India’s first defeat in the tournament. This defeat became a lesson for Rohit Sharma’s team. Because the performance of the Indian team was very disappointing. Batting first, India managed to score only 133 runs. Now let’s find out the five main reasons for India’s defeat.

Top order is a big failure..

The top order of the Indian team failed miserably in this match. Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul have been disappointing in their good starts. The Indian team depends heavily on the top order. In such a situation, if three big wickets fall early, then the pressure on the middle order seems certain. This is what happened in this match.

Destruction of South African fast bowlers..

The South African fast bowlers gave a tough test to the Indian batsmen with sharp bowling. The South African fast bowlers did not give the Indian batsmen a chance to recover on the bouncy pitch in Perth. Short pitched balls were used properly and mixing was also done continuously. Fast bowlers took eight wickets.

Indian batsmen relaxed once again before short bowling..

Indian batsmen’s struggle with short balls is nothing new. This weakness of the batsmen was seen in this match as well. Most of India’s wickets fell in the process of bridging the short-pitched ball. Giants like Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli were also dismissed in the short ball. Perth’s high bounce and the pace of South Africa’s fast bowlers added to India’s woes.

Fatal mistakes in fielding..

Indian fielders were also very disappointing in this match. Especially good fielders like Rohit and Kohli also made mistakes. In the 12th over of the innings, Kohli dropped a simple catch by Aidan Markram. Probably proved to be India’s most expensive catch. It also added two run-out opportunities when the batsman could have easily made his way to the pavilion.

Mistake in team selection..

India gave Deepak Hooda a chance by removing Akshar Patel. Hooda joined the team as a batsman. He failed. He was not given a single over in bowling. While KL Rahul will continue to get opportunities, Rishabh Pant may be given a chance to open in his place.

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