IND vs ENG: Team India lost in Edgbaston, now it’s time to learn a lesson, these 5 things have to be taken care of

The Indian cricket team had to bear the brunt of poor bowling in the fourth innings for the third consecutive time abroad.

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With the defeat in the Edgbaston Test, the Indian team lost the chance to win the Test series after 15 years, and the series ended with a 2-2 draw.


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TV9 Hindi , Edited By: Sumit Sundriyal

Jul 05, 2022 | 5:58 PM

In the Edgbaston Test, the Indian cricket team had to face such a defeat, which was not even expected considering the performance of the last few years. Despite having one of the deadliest bowling attacks of the current era Indian team (Indian Cricket Team) could not win even after giving a mountain-like target of 378 runs in the fourth innings. England, playing an amazing game continuously, achieved this huge target by losing just 3 wickets in just three games of the session. With this, the five-match series ended in a 2-2 draw and India’s wait to win the series in England got longer. If we look at the performance of Team India, then many such things come out which should be learned for the future.

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Lessons learned from Edgbaston’s defeat

  1. Priority to performance: The Indian team landed in this match without both its experienced openers, captain Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul. In such a situation, the team was already looking weak. Before the match, Team India also played a practice match, in which wicket-keeper batsman Shrikar Bharat had a strong batting in both the innings. One of them came in the opening, but even after that he was not given a chance. The opening pair of Shubman Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara was formed, which failed completely. Pujara even scored a half-century in the second innings, but Gill was a flop in both the innings.
  2. Fix the responsibilities of big names: Virat Kohli completely failed in this match. This was the same story, which is being repeated for the last one and a half years. He could not play a big innings even once in this series. Not once was he the highest scorer of the team. Even at Edgbaston, the story did not change and he could score only 31 runs in two innings. Kohli has certainly contributed a lot to Indian cricket, but he should be questioned like any other player.
  3. Improvement in fourth innings bowling: The Indian team has failed to save the target in the third consecutive Test overseas. On the South Africa tour, Team India could not get South African batsmen out in the fourth innings in Johannesburg and Cape Town Tests. The same situation was also seen in Edgbaston, where even a score like 377 could not be defended, while the team has the best bowling attack.
  4. Need for Plan B: In this match, only Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah could bowl effectively for India, while Mohammad Siraj and Shardul Thakur failed to bowl according to the team’s strategy and were beaten continuously. Both the bowlers had no plan B and it was heavy. On the other hand, Ravindra Jadeja also could not make much impact in the second innings.
  5. Responsible batting needed: Rishabh Pant’s counter attack brought Team India back into the match in a tremendous way in the first innings. In the second innings, he showed restraint and scored a fine fifty, but lost the wicket after playing a reverse sweep off a ball very outside off-stump, where the collapse started. The rest of the batsmen could not play as much as Pant. Shubman Gill became a victim of Anderson in a bad way in both the consecutive innings, while Hanuma Vihari stuck to the crease, but could not convert it into a score. Shreyas Iyer started fast in both the consecutive innings, but could not hide his weakness against the bouncer.