AUS vs IND: Australia created history by defeating Team India by 209 runs in the World Test Championship Final 2023 (WTC Final 2023). Team India lost in the WTC final for the second time in a row. Earlier in 2021, it was lost to New Zealand.
Australia created history by defeating Team India by 209 runs in the World Test Championship Final 2023 (WTC Final 2023). Team India lost in the WTC final for the second time in a row. Earlier in 2021, it was lost to New Zealand. Since opting to bowl after the toss, the team led by Rohit Sharma remained behind. The former also made a mistake in choosing to bowl first. Also, it is known that team India has entered the ring with four fast bowlers in place of Ravichandran Ashwin. This decision has also been questioned. Let’s see the 5 reasons for the defeat in this match.
Winning the toss and choosing to bowl: In Test cricket, teams rarely choose to bowl after winning the toss. Rohit Sharma chose to bowl citing cloudy conditions. But, this decision proved to be wrong. The Kangaroo team made a huge score on the first day. The team scored 327 runs on the first day. Travis Head and Steve Smith scored centuries. The Kangaroo team scored 469 runs in the first innings.
Bad bowling on the first day: The bowlers of Team India bowled very badly on the first day. After lunch on the first day, Australia’s score at one stage was 76 for the loss of 3 wickets. Then came Travis Head and batted brilliantly with Steve Smith. Indian bowlers bowled very badly.
Ravichandran Ashwin: Before the start of the WTC final, there was a lot of debate whether to play Ravichandran Ashwin or 4 fast bowlers. Rohit Sharma’s team entered the ring with four fast bowlers. The inclusion of Umesh Yadav in place of Ravichandran Ashwin left a huge loss for India. Umesh bowled very badly on the first day. Ashwin would have gone deeper in batting as well as bowling if given a chance.
Disappointing top order: After scoring 469 runs, top order failure left Team India behind in the match. Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli reached the pavilion within 71 runs. With this, Team India could score only 296 runs. Team India set a target of 444 runs in the second innings. The wickets of Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane were also lost immediately in the second innings. All of them got off to a good start but none of them could convert it into big innings.
Injuries include: In this match, Team India was missing a bowler like Jasprit Bumrah and a batsman like Rishabh Pant. It is known that Rishabh Pant has supported many matches abroad. He stood by the team when the top order failed. KS Bharat has no experience. At the same time, KL Rahul was also injured and ruled out. He has a good Test record in England. At the same time, England’s absence of a senior like Jasprit Bumrah has weakened the bowling attack.
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