Reasons Why India Lost the WTC Final

Reasons Why India Lost the WTC Final

India Misread the Conditions

Going by the overcast conditions and the grass cover on the track, India straightaway put Australia to bat first. But they couldn’t do justice to their decision.

Benching Ashwin was the biggest blunder

After five number of left-handers in the Australian line-up, Ashwin was a must in India’s playing XI.

Top batting order collapsed badly

Rohit, Gill, Kohli and Pujara - the top four stars of the Indian batting line-up that could never shine bright in the WTC Final.

The Absence of Bumrah, Pant and Iyer

If India direly missed someone in the game, then it was Rishabh Pant & Bumrah for sure. Shreyas Iyer, who smashed a ton on his debut, was also missing who was rightfully replaced by Rahane but there was no one to back the veteran batter, especially in the second innings.

These factors will surely compel the Indian team management to revise and rejig their plans going forward