T20 World Cup: Indian team lost many matches recently due to poor catching. Team India will have to improve the fielding, this year the maximum number of catches left.
The Indian team was once considered very agile in fielding, but in the last few months, the team’s fielding has been very bad. Especially in the matter of catching catches, if we talk about till now in the year 2022, then the Indian team has been at the forefront in terms of leaving the most catches in international T20 matches. Due to leaving the catch on an important occasion, the Indian team has also lost many matches. Now that there are few days left before the start of the T20 World Cup, in such a situation, Indian players will have to pay a lot of attention to their catching.
Indian team at the fore in dropping catches
If we talk about the T20 format in the year 2022, then the Indian team has been the worst in terms of catching. The Indian team has played the most 32 international T20 matches so far this year and has left 37 catches during this period. Virat Kohli is the fittest player on the Indian team but he too missed catches many times.
The big price paid against Pakistan
The Indian team has had to bear the brunt of dropping the catch many times. In the recently played Asia Cup match against Pakistan, Arshdeep Singh dropped the easy catch of Asif Ali. The result was that the Pakistan team won the match and the Indian team could not make it to the final.
Three catches have been dropped against Australia
Recently, in the first T20 match of the three-match home series played against Australia, Indian players also dropped three catches. The result of this was that in this match played in Mohali, the Indian team had to face defeat even after making a huge score of 208 runs.
Shastri said bad fielding is the biggest problem of Team India
Former batsman and coach Ravi Shastri has cautioned the Indian team that it will have to improve its fielding at any cost to perform well in the T20 World Cup. Shastri said that poor fielding is the biggest problem of the Indian team. He said that the Indian players need to work hard on fielding and that includes catching before they take the field against Pakistan on 23 October.
Given the example of Sri Lanka: Shastri said if you save 15-20 runs from fielding then it will make a big difference. If you don’t do that then you will have to score 15 to 20 extra runs batting in every match. In the Asia Cup, you look at Sri Lanka, who won the title because of their excellent fielding.
Fakhar Zaman in place of Usman Qadir in the Pakistan team
The Pakistan cricket team made a change in the T20 World Cup squad on Friday. Batsman Fakhar Zaman has returned to the Pakistan team, who sustained a knee injury while fielding in the final of the Asia Cup.
Back in the Indian T20 squad
Shami is included in the World Cup squad in place of the injured Bumrah. Veteran pacer Mohammed Shami has been included in the Indian squad for the ICC T20 tournament in place of injured pacer Jasprit Bumrah. BCCI gave this information on Friday.