After a lot of drama and action, world cricket has finally got its first Test champion. New Zealand cricket team showed a great game and won the WTC final by 8 wickets.
In the final, the Kiwi team had a target of 139 runs and the team won the match at the loss of just two wickets and won the match. Captain Kane Williamson scored an unbeaten 52* and Ross Taylor scored an unbeaten 47* in this memorable and historic victory of the team.
New Zealand created history by winning, but Team India suffered a major disappointment. Virat and Co. were being considered as the favorites to win but the dice turned and she lost. In the final, there were not one but many big mistakes by the Indian team, for which the team had to pay for the trophy by losing the WTC trophy in Final.
Let’s look at three important reasons for the defeat of Team India in the final:
1: Playing with two Spin Bowlers
Team India made their first and biggest mistake even before the start of the match, when they included two spin bowlers in the playing XI. The first day was completely washed out by rain and captain Kohli had every chance to make changes in the team before the toss on the second day, but the captain did not do so.
Virat retained both Ashwin and Jadeja in the playing XI. Keeping in mind the bad weather, Virat Kohli and the team management could have included Hanuma Vihari in the eleven by sitting out a spinner, but it did not happen.
In the final, Ashwin got four wickets in his account, while Ravindra Jadeja could register only one success. The special thing is that both the players could not show anything special with the bat. On the other hand, the Kiwi team, choosing the right playing XI, fed 4 fast bowlers and today the result is in front of everyone.
2: Poor performance of the batsmen
In the first innings, after losing the toss, the Indian team scored just 217 runs and batting first. At that time it could be said that the Kiwi team got the benefit of rain and weather, but in the second innings, it was as if the Indian players were exposed.
Not a single player could show the courage to stand on the wicket. From captain Kohli to Pujara, who is considered to be a wall, everyone kneeled in front of the Kiwi bowlers. The batting of the Indian team is considered the most powerful in the world, but the shocking thing was that not a single player could score even a half-century in both the innings.
In such a situation, it would not be wrong at all to say that a big reason for the defeat of the Indian team was their poor batting.
3: The fast bowlers disappointed
A major reason for Team India’s defeat was the poor performance in the WTC Final of Team India’s fast bowlers. The manner in which the Indian bowlers performed in the fourth innings was very disappointing. New Zealand had a target of 139 runs and during this time not a single Indian fast bowler could put a wicket in his bag.
Ishant Sharma (6.2 overs, 21 runs), Mohammed Shami (10.5 overs, 31 runs), and Jasprit Bumrah (10.4 overs, 35 runs) not a single fast bowler could take advantage of the bounce they got from the wicket and the team looked to lose.
However, now the trophy is out of India’s hands, and counting the shortcomings will not help much. But now all eyes will be on India’s England series, where Kohli can win and heal the wounds of his fans.