|The former all-rounder of the Indian team, Irfan Pathan says why- Indian team lost World Cup 2019|
According to former all-rounder of the Indian team, Irfan Pathan, India has all the resources, but the team needs better planning for big-ticket ICC events. Pathan has blossomed into an unbalanced middle order after being eliminated from the semi-finals of the ODI World Cup played in England and Wales last year. India last won an ICC tournament in 2013, when they lifted the Champions Trophy under the leadership of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Since then, the Indian team has not won a single ICC trophy.
In Star Sports’ show Cricket Connected, Irfan Pathan said, “We need to make sure that we have a better plan to go to the ICC Trophy, which we have to adopt in the World Cup. If we have a better plan, It has all the resources to become champions. Pathan has been a part of the 2007 T20 World Cup-winning team. Pathan said that India struggled to get the proper playing eleven before the one-day World Cup last year, as the team reached New Zealand in the semi-finals. Dropped out of the tournament after losing to.
Irfan Pathan, who played 120 ODIs and 29 Tests for the Indian team, said, “The only drawback is that we didn’t have the number four batsmen just before the World Cup. We were struggling for a great playing XI. Recently In the 2019 tournament, it was a bad plan. We have the resources, we have the players, we have the fitness, we have everything to become champions.
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Significantly, in the 12th season of the World Cup played on English soil last year, the Indian team won 7 of their 9 matches of the league round, one of which was washed out in the rain. Based on this, the Indian team, which topped the table, reached the semi-finals, where the middle team did not get the support of the middle order after the top order flopped, causing India to lose to the Kiwi team in a close match.