IND vs ENG 2022: “Were we playing an extremely old style of T20 cricket?”


Aakash Chopra has questioned whether or not the Indian team was taking part in an out of date type of T20 cricket earlier, contemplating the discussions surrounding their not too long ago adopted all-out attacking strategy.

Rohit Sharma and Co. went after the leather-based proper from the beginning of their innings within the second T20I in opposition to England on Saturday. Despite the fact that they misplaced a flurry of wickets within the center, they ended up posting a preventing rating of 170/8 and ultimately gained the match by an enormous margin of 49 runs.

In a video shared on his YouTube channel, Aakash Chopra had the next to say about India’s aggressive batting strategy:

“It appears there’s a clear diktat, that everybody has been requested to hit. There may be quite a lot of dialogue taking place on that as effectively and right here I wish to know your opinion, the truth that we’re discussing this a lot, have been we taking part in a particularly previous type of T20 cricket? That is level primary.”


The previous Indian opener highlighted that barring the final T20 World Cup, the Males In Blue loved wonderful success within the shortest format of the sport earlier as effectively. Chopra noticed:

“Secondly, are we speaking an excessive amount of about it as a result of your T20 document just isn’t that unhealthy. They did not play the World Cup effectively however the bilateral document in T20s just isn’t unhealthy. That is level quantity two.”

The cricketer-turned-commentator added that the profitable groups on the T20 World Cup 2021 didn’t play an ultra-aggressive model of cricket. He elaborated:

“Thirdly, the dialogue is that in the event you play like this, you’ll win the World Cup. Australia gained the final World Cup, New Zealand performed the ultimate, which of the 2 groups had a taking part in type like that.”

Aakash Chopra identified that neither Australia nor New Zealand have been amongst the favorites on the final World Cup. He highlighted that whereas the Aussies have been an unsettled unit, the Kiwis did not appear to have the would possibly.

“It’s needed to achieve a mountain’s peak however there are various methods for that” – Aakash Chopra

Rohit Sharma has mentioned that the Indian team is looking to imbibe a more positive approach.
Rohit Sharma has talked about that the Indian group is trying to imbibe a extra constructive strategy.

Aakash Chopra reckons an ultra-aggressive strategy may not be the one recipe for fulfillment in T20 cricket. He noticed:

“The purpose I’m making an attempt to make is that it’s needed to achieve a mountain’s peak however there are various methods for that. Our nation’s obsession at present is intent, model of cricket, very aggressive.”

The famend commentator concluded by highlighting that such an strategy can backfire if issues do not go in response to plan.

Aakash Chopra defined:

“It’s good to listen to, it’s a great way of taking part in when you have that a lot depth, however for that depth in the event you ship Axar forward of Dinesh Karthik, for instance, or in the event you take away Hardik Pandya from this and you do not have a sixth bowler, the story will look barely completely different.”

Crew India have been decreased to a rating of 89/5 within the eleventh over in Saturday’s recreation after getting off to a flying begin. Ravindra Jadeja bailed them out of hassle with an unbeaten 46-run knock, which proved to be a game-changer in the long run.

The vacationers will look to inflict a whitewash after they lock horns with Jos Buttler and Co. on Sunday at Trent Bridge.

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Edited by Ankush Das