Published: Wed, July 03, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

India did not play its best game, cries Pakistan's cricket community

India did not play its best game, cries Pakistan's cricket community

Wicketkeeper-batsman M.S. Dhoni once again found himself at the receiving end for his lack of intent during India's first defeat in the ongoing World Cup as they lost to England by 31 runs at Edgbaston.

England set a huge target of 338 runs for India. And while England were fighting to stay alive in the tournament, India had no such pressure, having won gone unbeaten in the tournament.

"It's not who you are".

But despite that England's attack showed their mettle, Chris Woakes taking two wickets and a glorious boundary catch while Liam Plunkett justified his recall in place of Moeen Ali with three for 55 - including master batsman Virat Kohli. Me not bothered if Pakistan gets to the semis or not but one thing is for sure.

He also mentioned that it is essential for at least one of the two spinners to perform in order for the Indian cricket team to do well.

For argument's sake, if we consider it true that India didn't cross the line on goal then the way they did it shows that they have a near-full control over their batting and how they pace their chases. They did not try for big hits when the need of the hour was that with required run rate above 14.

When Hardik Pandya was dismissed in the 45th over, India needed 71 runs in the final 5 overs with 5 wickets in hand but all Dhoni and Jadhav could manage was 39 runs.

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He added one assist in seven playoff games. "I definitely have a little bit of a chip on my shoulder", he said. The 24-year-old Hamilton-born Harpur played a total of 92 games for the Sens the past two years.

"Earlier, Mehbooba said for a change both Indian and Pakistani fans were on the same page, rooting for India's".

"One shouldn't make accusations without evidence but as a former cricketer, I speak on the basis of what I see on the field".

"I'm surprised that this question continues to come up every now and then".

"I thought the (England) game planning was great", said Vettori.

A few days ago, Shikhar Dhawan was ruled out of the 2019 World Cup due to a fractured thumb. "A dot ball at this stage!" Indian fans would want their side to do a little bit more. The two all-rounders have always been in the buzz as both of them are very crucial to their respective sides. The message had to be clear: "no matter where it comes and no matter where the ball lands you have to find the boundary", he added.

He event want on to say that India should be able to register a win against Bangladesh as Men in Blue are a stronger unit.

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