Indian batsmen not performing well has become a trend now. Skipper Rohit Sharma’s bat remained calm throughout the series, except in the first innings in Nagpur. Shubman Gill, who replaced out-of-form KL Rahul, also failed to do well in Indore. Cheteshwar Pujara has only one half-century in his name in the series, while Virat Kohli is yet to score a single half-century. It was a collective failure of the batsmen. The lower order hid this shortcoming in the first two matches.
The Indians prepared a pitch that started moving the ball from the very first session of the first day. Team India got caught in its own trap as the team was bundled out for just 109 runs on the first day itself. There was really no balance factor between bat and ball on the pitch. India needed to be careful with the pitch being prepared for the Ahmedabad match, as the pitch at Indore was not ideal. The surface has been rated ‘poor’ by the ICC and awarded three demerit points.
During the third Test match, several on-field decisions were overturned by the third umpire. Nowadays DRS plays a role in winning or losing. In such a situation, when to take review and when to save it is counted in captaincy skills. Indian captain Rohit Sharma took a lot of wrong decisions in the Indore Test. Missed many of your chances. The Indian team definitely needs to get better at this to ensure that the reviews are not wasted.
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