Former England cricketer Nasser Hussain believes the Men in Blue has 'underperformed' at the ICC events many times.
Last Updated: 06.07 AM, Nov 09, 2022
While many want to see an India vs Pakistan clash again in the final, one can't rule out New Zealand and England in the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022 semi-final.
Ahead of India's clash against England on November 10 in Adelaide, former England cricketer Nasser Hussain believes the Men in Blue has 'underperformed' at the ICC events many times.
In the past, Team India has come to lift the trophy but lost the 2014 T20 World Cup and the 2017 Champions Trophy.
In the 2015 ODI World Cup, the 2016 T20 World Cup, and the 2019 World Cup, the side could only make it to the semi-finals and in the 2021 T20 World Cup, they were ousted in the group stage itself.
"You have to say they have underperformed in world tournaments. At times they have played some timid cricket with the bat for the players they have and when working for Sky last summer their former coach Ravi Shastri said that is something they have to change," Hussain wrote in his column for Daily Mail.
Further, he said that he would like to see Rishabh Pant playing instead of Dinesh Karthik against England. The former player suggested that Pant can get explosive that can hand India an edge.
"India had been using Dinesh Karthik as their finisher but Rishabh Pant was back against Zimbabwe in their final group game on Sunday and is a freakish player in his own right. It will be interesting to see how they go with their keeper-batsman against England," he added.
"I would choose Pant because of the unbelievable things he can do. Ideally, India would want Hardik Pandya coming in after Pant for the last five overs because he is a serious hitter and gives them that extra bowling option," Hussain wrote