After a good win in the second T20, India failed to carry on the momentum and succumbed to defeat in the third T20 allowing England to take a lead of 2-1 in the series. A lot of questions have been raised on the team selection for the last game and India would look to make some changes to the squad for the next T20. The way India has been defeated in the first and third T20s convincingly will be a major worry.
India hasn’t used the home conditions to their advantage and is looking to be threatened by the pace attack of England. On the other hand, England has shown why they are the number one team in the world and looked settled with their team combination. It is time to look at 3 Reasons Why India lost the third T20i.
3 Reasons Why India Lost The Third T20I:
The main reason behind the loss in the third T20 has to be poor batting on display. India needed to get to a good start and they have two of the best T20 batsman going around to open. But it made no difference and India again was stuttering at 24 for three wickets before the powerplay got over. It was always going to be tough from there and India managed a comeback in the last few overs with an individual solid performance from Virat Kohli.
Kohli’s 77 off 46 could take India to a decent score of 156 but never looked like threatening the strong England batting lineup. Rahul who has scored 1 run in the last three T20s needs match practice and is due for a big knock. Rohit started off with hiccups with Archer not going for a simple caught and bowled but couldn’t capitalize on it and the extra pace off Mark Wood got the better of him. It is early days for Ishan Kishan while Shreyas Iyer needs to address his short ball issues.