Former India coach Ravi Shastri has said that Indian players did not play freely in the Super 12 match against New Zealand due to mental fatigue due to being in bio-bubbles for months before the T20 World Cup 2021. That said, it led to an early exit from the tournament. After two defeats, India won against Afghanistan, Scotland and Namibia. Took home the face without reaching the semifinals. India scored 151 in the match against Pakistan. But made 111 in the match against the Kiwis.
Shastri reacted very enthusiastically to this, saying that mental fatigue was a big reason for the defeat against Pakistan and New Zealand. However he made it clear that he was not making excuses for leaving the tournament. “I think, Pakistan, we got runs on board. But it didn’t play well against New Zealand. ” Shastri said. “We don’t have the courage, it happens when you are mentally exhausted. I will say that we did not have the courage in that match against New Zealand, ”Shastri told a news agency. Shastri’s tenure as India’s head coach ended with the T20 World Cup. Former captain Rahul Dravid has now taken over as coach. India will soon play a T20 series against New Zealand. The BCCI has already announced the Indian squad for this.
Indian team for New Zealand T20 series:
Rohit Sharma (captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Ishant Kishan (wicket-keeper), Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, R Ashwin, Akshar Patel, Avesh Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Hershel Patel, Mohammad Siraj.
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