Afghanistan almost pulled a blinder off India in the last match at South Hampton. Mohammed Shami’s Last Over, Hattrick ensured that India secures a win over the minnows. However, this victory has rightly exposed the inadequacies of Team India ahead of the crucial stages of the Tournament.
India’s Batting is largely dependent on the Top Three – Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, and Virat Kohli. If they get out early, it exposes the fragile middle order. KL Rahul who got the place in the place of injured Shikhar Dhawan is getting starts but struggling to converts the starts into big numbers.
Vijay Shankar and Jadhav are clearly struggling. Dhoni has also crossed his Prime and is struggling even to farm the strike. The Team Management should consider replacing Vijay Shankar or Jadhav with Rishabh Pant. India is almost through to the Semi-Finals with four wins.
However, the Semi-Final fixture can be really tough if the Top Order fails. India will take on England in their next match on the 30th of this month. England who entered the Tournament as Title Favourites were taken by the unexpected losses against Pakistan and Sri Lanka.