BCCI’s Asia Cup Review: Slow batting during middle overs is an issue | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: India’s batting in the middle overs between overs 7-15 is the main area of ​​concern, BCCI emerged Asian Cup Review meeting ahead of the all-important ICC T20 World Cup starting October 16.
India’s first game of the showpiece event is in Melbourne against rivals Pakistan on October 23.
On Monday, the BCCI announced the squad for the showpiece event as well as the six T20I matches against Australia and South Africa, starting September 20.
However, apart from the team selection, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and Secretary Jay Shah along with the national selection committee discussed the disappointing performance of the national team in the continental championship.
“Yes, the performance of the Asian Cup was discussed. But obviously more than the problems, the focus is on the solutions and the things that need to be improved during the T20 World Cup,” he said. PTI a senior BCCI official aware of the developments. of anonymity.
Although there were some issues, all agreed in unison that India’s walking hitter approach in the middle overs is becoming a problem against top teams and has been a problem during the Asian Cup .
“There is an obvious problem with the stick during the intermediate passes, especially between the 7th and 15th where we didn’t do well in the Asian Cup. Obviously the team think tank is aware and we have world-class players, who obviously can change their game according to the needs of the team,” the official said.
Looking at India’s batting, whether setting a target or chasing, they wavered between the 7th and 15th overs.
Against Pakistan in the opening match, 59 runs were scored in those nine overs losing three wickets. Against Hong Kong it was 62 points, while in the Super 4 against Pakistan it was 62 to 1.
The best performance (except for the match against Afghanistan) was against Sri Lanka when 78 runs came out of those nine overs.
The problem has been negotiating slow bowlers, where some of the best players have fallen short.
Samson’s name not discussed for WT20
Prior to the selection of the Indian squad, there was a lot of noise surrounding the possible inclusion of Sanju Samson in the 15-member squad in place of Rishabh pants but it has been learned that the skipper of the Rajasthan Royals is not even in contention.
“In any case, Sanju will play the ODIs against South Africa as the selectors will maintain the continuity of the Zimbabwe tour. Also, there has never been any talk of Pant dropping out. He is the only left-hander we have at the top and he can win a game in his day,” the BCCI source said.

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