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Did he not see the mistakes that Bavuma and SAf made while setting Aus a similar total?

 

Everyone was screaming about Bavuma not having slips even for a Coetzee bowling at 150 kmph.... everyone was screaming about the lack of close in catching all match.

 

Did he not learn anything from that match?

 

At least Bavuma had Coetzee bowling his heart out at 150 kmph - we did not have that either.

 

Did they even bother to see the SAf/Aus game which was after their own semi?

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Pathetic captaincy.The body language from all players was self defeating.No slips.No close in fielders or chatter.No bowling to one side of the field.Bowling changes should have been quick and jn bursts of 3 overs max.

 

Jadeja just darted the ball.He could have taken a couple of sixes to atleast buy a wicket.The team played like individuals with each ones rep on the line.

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Everybody looked tired focusing on winning all 9 games at group stage. They entered the field to defend looking dejected and tired.  Rohit more ghat be still thinking about his shot, not having put enough on the board. They could have used more scorecard pressure at 47/3

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2 minutes ago, Sooda said:

Appreciate conditions changed, dew made it easier to bat

But we did nothing in the field to make it a bit harder. After the powerplay there was no slip, and too many easy singles to be had. Head vs Kuldeep was crying out for a slip catcher to challenge the outside edge. 


Didn’t watch the game live but most of these guys need almost everything to go their way to look good (or unbeatable). If a couple of things don’t work out, they lose the plot, and maybe interest and the will to fight it out. 

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Under Kohli's captaincy, we had lost 4 out of 4 ICC trophies (CT2017, WC2019, WTC 2021 and T20WC 2021).  Under Rohit, we hv lost 3 out of 3 so far (T20WC 2022, WTC 2023 and WC2023).   If Rohit stays as ODI captain for another 1 yr, he can easily equal Kohli's proud record of 4 ICC losses.    (There is a CT2025 coming up in Paxtan. Imagine getting humiliated in Paxtan)

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7 minutes ago, Sooda said:

Appreciate conditions changed, dew made it easier to bat

But we did nothing in the field to make it a bit harder. After the powerplay there was no slip, and too many easy singles to be had. Head vs Kuldeep was crying out for a slip catcher to challenge the outside edge. 

Two edges went begging one off each Head and Labu. Any wicket would put more pressure on them especially that of Head

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One more thing is why KL was standing so far back on a slow pitch. Had he been standing a couple of meters closer to the stumps, the first ball would have carried to first slip..

 

Also, Ash ahead of Siraj would have made a lot more sense with bat and ball.

 

Ash's presence would have given a bit more confidence to Virat and KL, so they wouldn't have gone so much into a shell.. And he would have added 20-25 to the score, we might have ended with 275 or so.

Plus I'm pretty sure Ash would have troubled Head more than Siraj ever did. If Aus was 70/4, that would have put so much more pressure on Labu and Maxwell.

 

Lot of whatabouterty here, but it was worth the gamble.

 

 

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