Is Indian Cricket Team Performance heading towards decline?

Indian Team Cricket Performance on decline

Indian cricket performance has been on decline since 2019 cricket world cup, India has lost series in New Zealand, South Africa, lost the WTC final 2021, lost the home ODI series against Australia, did not qualify for knockout for T-20 World Cup 2021, could not qualify for finals in Asia Cup 2022.

One of the biggest reasons behind it has been support staff and team selection. Indian team selection has been pretty poor in the past one year. Rahul Dravid planning and team selection has become talk of the town since past one year because results are not coming.

There seems to be no planning, player workload management has caused damage as well since players are not getting enough chances to proof themselves.

In every match team management is confused whether to play Rishabh Pant or Dinesh Karthilk, roles are not fixed, lack of clarity, communication gaps between players and support staff has become a worry for Indian team dip in performance.

Indian players are giving more priority to Indian Premier League and choosing to rest during bilateral series.

Players like Sanju Samson, Rahul Tripathi are not getting chances despite solid good domestic performance.

Spin bowling which was India’s biggest strength once has become a worry for India team since country does not have enough spin talent and players are finding it tough to even play Moeen Ali, Ish Sodhi.

Another major weakness has been playing left arm fast bowler since India has not been able to find any left arm fast bolwer after retirement of Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra, lot of new players have been tried but no one has been impressive as of now.

India also does not have quality all-rounder since Hardik Pandya ha been facing fitness issues since past 2 years, not sure he would able to play for long or not. Players like Shivam Dubey, Shardul Thakur have been tried as an all-rounders but they have not being given consistent chances to create any impact.

Hope Indian management gets the selection strategy right now in coming T-20 World Cup In Australia starting next month.

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