The ICC World Cup being played in England has now reached the semifinals. The Indian team will face New Zealand in Manchester on Tuesday (July 9) in the first semi-final. But to become a champion, Team India will have to overcome some weaknesses too.
Unrated Performance Of Kohli
Prior to the tournament, Indian captain Virat Kohli was all expected to play long innings, but he has not yet scored a century. If the Indian team has to win in the semi-finals against New Zealand, then Kohli will have to turn his half-century into a century. Apart from this, Kohli has to avoid losing the wicket at the wrong time.
Middle order weakness
In this World Cup, the middle order has been the biggest weakness for the Indian team so far. There was not a single chance come in the tournament when the middle-order batsmen won the match on their own batting performance. In addition, in the last over, Team India has failed to increase a run-rate. But now the time has come when the middle-order batsmen will have to score a big score after crossing their weakness.
Kedar, Karthik or Jadeja
Skipper Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri will have to do a lot of headway to see which batsman will be included in the middle order in the final XI. Kedar Jadhav managed just 80 runs in five innings. Karthik played an innings and scored eight runs. Jadeja played a match but he did not get the chance to bat. In such a situation, the team management will have to choose a batsman who can play big and fast innings.
Dhoni Or Pant
Many former veterans believe that Dhoni should bat at number four and young Rishabh Pant on his place number six should get off. Dhoni is not able to bat fast in the last over and now he is not considered to be a finisher. In such a situation, Dhoni can come in number four and take time to stand on the wicket. Right there, Pant is capable of batting fast in the last over.
Who? Shami And Bhuvi
Choosing one of Mohammed Shami and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar in fast bowling would also be a big headache. Bhuvi, who returned after injury, could not perform better. He has taken seven wickets in five games. Shami has hit 14 wickets with a hat-trick in four matches. In the case of average, both the bowlers are almost the same. Shami had to sit out against Sri Lanka in the last match. In this case, who will play the semi-finals in both of them, this is also a big question.