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To Become World Champion, Team India Has To Improve These Weaknesses

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.

Chasing a victory target of 308 runs set by Australia Pakistan was bundled out for 266 runs

Australia v/s Pakistan | World

On Wednesday, in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Australia and Pakistan clashed. In the match, the Australian team had to bat first. Despite David Warner ‘107’s brilliant century and Aron Finch’s (82) half-century and a partnership of 147 for the first wicket, the Aussies scored only 307 runs before the all-out in 49 overs. After that, Chasing a victory target of 308 runs set by Australia Pakistan was bundled out for 266 runs in 45.4 overs and Australia won by 41 runs. This is Australia’s third win in the tournament. This is Pakistan’s second defeat.

Chasing a victory target of 308 runs, Pakistan was bundled out for 308 runs. On the first ball of the third over of the innings, Cummins returned the pavilion without opening an account to Fakhar Zaman. He was caught in the hands of Kane Richardson and Pakistan lost the first wicket on a score of 2.

Another setback to Pakistan was Babar Azam. Nathan Coulter was trapped in the hands of Ferguson on Nile’s ball after making Babur’s 30 runs in the form. Mohammed Hafeez and Imam ul Haq then took over the Pakistani innings and crossed the 100 runs. Between the two, the half-century partnership for the third wicket in 48 balls was completed.

Imam Half-Century and Fall of Wickets

After this, Imam completed his half-century with 7 fours in 73 balls, after which he was caught by Alex Carey at the ball of Pat Cummins on the next ball. Imam played 53 off 75 balls. After Imam’s dismissal, his second partner Mohammad Hafeez was also caught in the hands of Starc at Finch’s Ball. He scored 46 runs.

Shoaib Malik, who came to bat after Hafeez, was caught in the hands of the wicketkeeper at the Cummins ball without opening the account. In the 30th over, Asif Ali (5 runs) also caught the wicket of wicketkeeper Alex Carey on the Richardson’s delivery and got the sixth blow to Australia.

Century Warner Returns to The Pavilion, Then A Slew Of Wickets

Starting the innings, Warner completed his 15th ODI career century in 102 balls and the second century in the World Cup. After completing the century, Warner was found a lifeline by drop a simple catch on the boundary by Asif. But after that, he could not move the innings, and this time Imam-ul Haq grabbed the catch of Warner at Shaheen Afridi’s ball. Warner played 107 off 111 balls. During this, he hit 11 fours and one six.

After Warner’s outing, Usman Khawaja returned to the pavilion after catching to Riaz at Amir’s ball. Khawaja played 18 runs in 13 balls. After Khwaja, Shaun Marsh also returned to the pavilion at Amir’s ball. After this Nile was also caught by Wahab Riaz’s ball at the hands of Sarfaraz behind the wicket. It was the seventh blow to the Kangaroo team.

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