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Arnav Chopra ∙ Nov 11 2022, 11:00 AM

Michael Vaughan terms India's approach as 'Madness' 


image-lacbd8dvIndian Cricket Team (Source: AP Newsroom)

It was heartbreak for India when they tasted dust against a rampant England side in the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup 2022 at Adelaide Oval. After numerous rants from former cricketers and cricket pundits, former English skipper Michael Vaughan has joined the list.

Vaughan stressed on the fact that the Men in Blue weren't smart enough to properly utilize southpaw Rishabh Pant. He was of the opinion that someone like Pant should be asked to open the innings.

His further point was that similar to what Indian spinner Anil Kumble made regarding Indian batters not being able to bowl like players from the past.

"How they have not maximised someone like Rishabh Pant is incredible. In this era, put him up the top to launch it,

"How have they only got five bowling options when you think 10 or 15 years ago all of India's top six could bowl a little bit - Sachin Tendulkar, Suresh Raina, Virender Sehwag and even Sourav Ganguly?

"None of the batsmen bowl so the captain has only got five options,

Another of his concerns was regarding the Indian side opening bowling Bhuvneshwar Kumar when you have someone like Arshdeep Singh sitting on the ranks who can bring the ball into the right handers from the left-arm angle.

"Where is the left-arm seamer swinging it in to Buttler and Hales in the first over? "Madness. Cramp them for room. Do not give them a chance to get off to a flyer in the first over and settle nerves."

India's next assignment will be against New Zealand from 18th of November.


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