India Cricket: Time For Kohli To Step Down As Test Captain?
As of late, the Indian test cricket team endured a great degree of thrashing against England in the second Test of the 5 match series held at Lord’s in London.
They lost the match by an astounding innings and 159 runs, and went down by 2-0 in the five match series.
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The Indian batsmen were no counterpart for the English bowlers, with every one of them in particular James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Sam Curran, and Chris Woakes performing at an exceptional level. The quick bowlers did such an amazing job that the English off-spinner, Adil Rashid did not even get to bowl a single over.
After the initial two Tests, a considerable measure of inquiries have emerged over Virat Kohli’s captaincy. There have been couple of faulty choices in regards to group determination, with Cheteshwar Pujara not picked in the primary Test and a couple of other different choices.
Additionally a few questions have been brought about the Indian captain’s strategies in both the Tests. He may be the best batsman in the side, however an adjustment in captaincy may be required to enhance Indian team’s fortunes in the rest of the series.
In this article, Allsportspk presents 4 reasons, as to why the time may have come for the Indian captain to step down from the leading role.
#4 Youngsters Not Included In The Squad
The majority of the players in the squad, are over the age of twenty five, and a great deal of them are over the age of thirty.
And, despite many of them not being able to perform at their desired level, they keep on being incorporated in the squad, when there are various young players who are a much better option to be in the Indian test team.
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Young blood like Hanuma Vihari and Rishabh Pant, who have been in dynamite form, are still not being considered in the team. Moreover, Mayank Agarwal, who has been playing for a long time is also not being given a shot, in spite of being in incredible shape in the ongoing domestic season.
#3 Tactics On The Field
There have been a considerable measure of sketchy strategies by Virat Kohli on the field, while captaining the Indian test side. For instance, as of late, Ravichandran Ashwin was introduced early into the attack, a flaw which was also pointed out the ex-England allrounder, Ravi Bopara.
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Ashwin was the best bowler in the 1st Test against England, as he got 7 wickets, however his late inclusion did not get him a solitary wicket in the second Test. And, on the off chance, that he was given the ball before, he would have gotten a couple of wickets.
Apart from the Ashwin issue, there have been other questionable strategies, concerning the utilization of a specific bowler adequately, and a couple of field positioning issues.
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