Whenever India loses in the One Day Internationals, all the attention is paid to the bowling and the fans start ruing the fact that the team does not have quality bowlers.
But, the reason behind most of the India’s losses in the recent ODI series against Australia was not their bowling, but, their middle order batting.
The bowlers were bound to go for runs on flat pitches. The Australia bowlers did too.
But, India could have won at least 3 games if the platform set by the top order would have been used by the batsmen coming in at 4, 5 and 6, but, it wasn’t to be.
And, the captain MS Dhoni will have to take responsibility for that as he had the most amount of experience in that middle order and thus, it was him who had that responsibility of making it big at the end for India which obviously he failed in.
But, the selectors are a little bit at fault as well in this. The players that they have picked to play at 4 and 5, they are largely the touch players, whether you talk about Rahane or Gurkeerat Mann.
Yes, Rahane has been consistent and has been scoring fifties, but, he scores those runs at under a run a ball or maybe at a run a ball at best which is not good enough for someone batting at his position. Continue reading 'Every Indian Cricket Loss is due to Poor Bowling'»