While Rohit got starts, he only made it big against Sri Lanka with 72, Suryakumar Yadav played a match-winning knock against Hong Kong in his typical fashion. But the Indian batting lacked consistency.
It would require a collective improvement in their performances if they are to give a good account of themselves against world No. 1-ranked T20 side, India and No. 3 Pakistan and the highly-improved and fearless Afghanistan in the next round
While the Indian top-order batsmen have been inconsistent and vulnerable quite often in recent times, it is the India bowlers, majorly the pacers in helpful conditions that bail the team out from tricky situations
With less than two months to go for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia, the teams will be looking at getting their preparations in the right earnest rather than still experimenting with their combinations.
In this exclusive interview with news18.com, Zareen looks back at the World Championships and CWG gold medal performances and also looks ahead. Excerpts from the chat with the immensely determined and focussed boxer
It is early to jump the gun and say ODIs are irrelevant. There is still a place for each and every format if, as the experts have said, the proper balance between the three is found and scheduling is done in the right manner