Harbhajan Singh
Harbhajan Singh. (Photo- 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.

Toss factor outplayed India in the tournament?

Winning the toss in this T20 World Cup has been one of the important factor as teams that chase the target get a certain advantage because of the dew coming in the later part of the day.

Only 15 out of 41 completed matches were won when a team batted first, and India’s bowling coach Bharat Arun also stressed on winning the toss.

Bharat Arun
Bharat Arun. Image-PTI

“I am not trying to give any excuses but I think in this World Cup the trend has been the team that wins the toss has a big advantage especially when you are in playing in Dubai. The wicket kind of eases out when you come out to bowl the second time. These are no excuses.

“We should have done better, we should have batted better. In the first match, we had the chance to defend a good total, but we looked a little below par,” Bharat said while speaking in a press conference ahead of India’s match against Namibia.

India did not live up to expectations: Harbhajan Singh

Indian spin bowler Harbhajan Singh didn’t agree to Bharat Arun’s statement and cited how Chennai Super Kings defeated his team Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL final while batting first.

Harbhajan said that the Indian team did not live up to its expectations after losing the first two games against Pakistan and New Zealand.

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

“I heard Bharat Arun saying that had India won the toss, they could have done this and done that. All that is up for a later discussion. If you had thought that you wanted to bowl first or bat first, well didn’t Chennai Super Kings win the IPL after batting first? They did score 190, so you have to make runs. Let us accept the fact that we didn’t play well as we should have and we did not live up to expectations,” Harbhajan said on Sports Tak.

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

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