A little ball shook, Indian batsmen started trembling, 4 years old situation happened in Visakhapatnam. IND vs AUS 2nd ODI: Indian Batsmen problem against swing and seam bowling in visakhapatnam

About 4 years ago in Manchester, in the semi-finals of the World Cup, the Indian team was badly battered by New Zealand fast bowlers in swinging conditions. Now another World Cup is about to come but this problem of Team India is not taking the name of going away.

Mitchell Starc took 5 wickets against India.

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New Delhi: The ODI World Cup is not far away. Just wait for 7 months and many big teams will come to India and stake claim for the title again. 12 years before this World Cup, the tournament was held in India itself and then Team India ended its title drought. In such a situation, this time the team under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma will also have the responsibility to repeat that success. Although it is 7 months before the World Cup, the preparation of Team India is not looking very promising. At least the scenes seen in Mumbai and Visakhapatnam do not allow us to dream of any kind.

Two months ago, the Indian team, which washed Sri Lanka and New Zealand in two consecutive ODI series on the basis of explosive batting, is now looking helpless in front of Australia. He definitely won the first ODI in Mumbai, but the way the Indian batsmen were in the beginning, instead of giving them the joy of victory, they gave further tension.

Stark devastated

The tension found in Wankhede Stadium has now increased further in Visakhapatnam. In the second match of the series on Sunday, March 19, Team India was bundled out for just 117 runs. Left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc (5/53), who played in Mumbai, was responsible for this condition of Team India. Apart from them, less experienced pacers like Sean Abbott and Nathan Ellis also put India in trouble.

The ball shook a bit, the batsmen started trembling

These are all just statistics, but behind these figures is the real story. The story, which has been going on continuously for the last few years. At least in the last 4 years this problem has not gone away and this is batting failing in swinging conditions. Although it is difficult for any batsman in the helpful conditions of fast bowlers, but the Indian team has looked more troubled than this.

We are saying this because the ball was not swinging or seaming too much in Visakhapatnam, as happened in the semi-finals of the 2019 World Cup in Manchester, or as often seen in Wellington or New Zealand. Still India’s top order collapsed like a house of cards in Visakhapatnam. India had lost 5 wickets in just 10 overs. Earlier, India lost 4 wickets for 39 runs in 11 overs in Mumbai.

Bad condition even after 4 years

Four years ago, when Matt Henry and Trent Boult destroyed India in the World Cup semi-final against New Zealand, it was expected that this deficiency would be rectified by the next World Cup, but seeing the condition of Mumbai and then Visakhapatnam, it seems unlikely. that there has been some improvement. For batsmen who were scoring hundreds and double hundreds on flat pitches against Sri Lanka and New Zealand two months ago, the slightest movement of the ball is enough to end their game.