Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh opined that the Indian workforce didn’t have a set plan for his or her batting order which got here to chunk them when it mattered essentially the most within the 2019 ODI World Cup.
Being deemed the favorites, India didn’t chase the goal of 240 set by New Zealand within the semifinals. The no.4 spot noticed loads of batters being tried at however none of them acquired sufficient alternatives to show themselves.
“Once we gained the World Cup (2011), all of us had a set place to bat. I felt the 2019 World Cup; they didn’t plan it effectively. They bought Vijay Shankar to bat at 4 with simply 5-7 ODIs, then they changed him with Rishabh Pant, who had performed 4 ODIs.”
“Once we performed the 2003 World Cup, Mohammad Kaif, (Dinesh) Mongia and I had already performed 50-odd ODIs. Our middle-order (batsmen) in T20 bats increased in franchise cricket. That’s the place we lacked within the final T20 World Cup,” Yuvraj informed Sanjay Manjrekar on Sports18’s present ‘Residence of Heroes’.
“When the ultimate got here, I simply couldn’t hit the ball” – Yuvraj Singh on the 2014 T20 World Cup remaining
Yuvraj spoke about his knock within the 2014 T20 World Cup remaining in opposition to Sri Lanka, the place his 21-ball 11 price India the sport. Whereas Virat Kohli was smashing the ball on the different finish, Yuvraj’s poor knock meant India solely ended up with 130 on the board which wasn’t sufficient.
“Throughout the T20 World Cup in 2014, I used to be very low on confidence. There was an environment the place I may get dropped. It’s not an excuse however I wasn’t getting sufficient assist from the workforce. From the time of Gary, I used to be in Duncan’s period and issues had utterly modified within the workforce.”
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“When the ultimate got here, I simply couldn’t hit the ball. I attempted to hit the off-spinner and I couldn’t hit it and it went for dots. I attempted to get out, I didn’t get out… All people thought my profession was over after that. I additionally thought my profession was over. However that’s life. You need to settle for that,” he additional talked about.
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