- In the second ODI international match also, India defeated Australia by a big margin.
- India has lost the ODI series with this defeat, the third match will be only formal.
- After this defeat, captain Virat Kohli has fiercely attacked Gautam Gambhir.
- He said that the way the bowling was done to the bowlers, the captaincy is beyond comprehension.
Former India opener Gautam Gambhir has openly criticized Indian captain Virat Kohli captaincy after his second consecutive defeat to Australia. He termed Kohli’s strategy as poor captaincy, under which Jasprit Bumrah was given two overs in the powerplay in the second ODI. Gambhir said that we are talking about taking wickets continuously, but how will the wicket get when the leading bowler is not given a chance.
Bad strategy for bowlers
He hit out at Virat Kohli in a Cricinfo show saying, ‘I can’t understand captaincy if I say it honestly. We are constantly talking about whether to take as many wickets as possible and we have to break the (Australia) batting line up, but are only getting two overs from our important bowlers. Usually ODI consists of spells of 4-3-3 overs. 3 is considered better and 4 overs are done by a bowler in a maximum of one spell.
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This is ODI, not T20
He further said, ‘If you stop your leading fast bowler by bowling two overs with a new ball, then I cannot understand captaincy. I can’t possibly explain that captaincy. This is not T20 cricket. India lost because of poor captaincy. It is noteworthy that in both ODIs, Indian bowlers were seen doing small spells and there was a rapid change in bowling.
Question raised on team selection
Questioning the team selection, he said, “He could have included Washington Sundar or Shivam Dubey in ODIs. This shows how they perform in ODIs. If both of them are not in Australia, then it is also a problem in team selection from somewhere. Unless you give someone a chance, how will you know how good he is at the international level?
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India lost in both matches
Australia scored a mammoth total of 389 runs, losing 4 wickets in 50 overs against India in the second ODI played at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Sunday. Achieving this goal proved impossible for the Indian team. She lost the match by 51 runs. After playing the entire over, the visiting team could only manage 338 after losing nine wickets. With this, Australia took an unassailable 2–0 lead in the three-match ODI series. In the first ODI too, Australia scored a mammoth score of 374 runs.