Sunil Gavaskar
Sunil Gavaskar (Image Credit: Twitter)

Team India won’t progress in the T20 World Cup after New Zealand defeated Afghanistan by eight wickets on Sunday.

Afghanistan’s loss not only meant their run in the tournament would end, but also India exited along with them.

India National Cricket Team
India National Cricket Team. Image Credits: ICC

India out of T20 World Cup semi-final race

India lost their first two fixtures against Pakistan and New Zealand because of dismal performance with the bat, especially the top-order.

However, India won their next two games against Afghanistan and Scotland with heavy margins, but that was too late for Virat Kohli & co.

Indian team and their fans were hoping for Afghanistan to win against the Black Caps so that the former could qualify in the semis on a superior net run rate.

But that wasn’t the case for the Indians, and they will have to be satisfied with their position in Group 2.

India’s approach needs to change: Sunil Gavaskar

Former Indian player Sunil Gavaskar pointed out that because of India’s lack in batting efforts, they couldn’t qualify for the semis.

Making too many changes in a team isn’t right, because it’s not like India lost all its matches. In two matches, the batters could not deliver what was expected of them and that is the reason that India is in such a state right now. The approach needs to change,” Gavaskar said on Sports Tak.

T20 World Cup 2021: Watch - Shaheen Afridi Castles KL Rahul With A Pearler
T20 World Cup 2021: Watch – Shaheen Afridi Castles KL Rahul With A Pearler

“The second and the most importantly, they should have players who are phenomenal in fielding. The way New Zealand fielding, saved runs, took catches… it stood out. Even if the attack is ordinary, the pitch is placid, good fielding can make a lot of difference. If you look at Indian team, except 3-4 outstanding fielders, you can’t depend on the rest to save runs or dive at the boundary,” added Gavaskar.

India will play their final match of the group stage against Namibia on Monday at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

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