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Comparison of IND and BAN: India’s Group Choice and Batting Strategy Need Improvement

The Indian bowlers took the expected 40 wickets, but they almost lost the second Test, which they won by three wickets, due to their tendency to let the opposition tail wag.

India’s batting strategy in the two Tests against Bangladesh was very different from what KL Rahul promised. This is because of a nearby shave in the Mirpur match that may have favored the host team.
The Indian bowlers took the expected 40 wickets, but they almost lost the second Test, which they won by three wickets, because they allowed the opposition’s tail to sway.

India ought to have been able to eliminate 145 despite the difficult surface of day four. They chose to use a very defensive strategy instead on a track where that should have been the last option.

With that attitude, the Bangladesh spinners were able to dominate a small run chase.
Shreyas Iyer and Ravichandran Ashwin’s heroics saved India from embarrassment, but the top order’s subpar performance and a few tactical errors raise many questions for the more difficult test they will face in the upcoming home series against Australia.

India does not need to imitate England’s notoriously aggressive “Bazball” style of play; However, Rahul and the others ought to have at least followed their lead while chasing 145. India does not require the same level of play as England.

Shreyas Iyer and Ravichandran Ashwin’s heroics saved India from embarrassment, but the top order’s subpar performance and a few tactical errors raise many questions for the more difficult test they will face in the upcoming home series against Australia.

On day three, Britain prevailed by chasing 167 runs on a difficult Karachi pitch and scoring 112 runs in two of every 17 overs. They finally “gunned” the target down in just 28.1 rounds the following morning.

Although it was not required to defend against the Bangladeshi spinners’ rampaging like the English did, the Indian top order could have done much more than that.

Because the execution of his center request was rarely guaranteed, captain Rahul was not given the main ball throughout the two innings. He does not appear to be attending the February 1st Test against Australia.

Shubman Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara attempted to escape Mehidy Hasan Miraz’s way, however they proved unable. The current generation has struggled with spin for a long time, and their poor performance against Miraz and co. will only make Nathan Lyon, who is more experienced, salivate ahead of the series opener in Nagpur.

It is impossible to dispute Virat Kohli’s greatness, but he prefers to forget his day three innings, in which he scored one run off 22 balls. He is excellent at using the crease, but he rarely uses the sweep shot. Because he had just made the decision to defend everything on the front foot, it was only a matter of time before he got the ball that had his number. One of the tactical errors was not playing Kuldeep Yadav after his eight-wicket haul in his comeback Test.

A third spinner might have helped India win the game on day three itself on a turning track. Even though the first game of the series was won by a large margin, Rahul could have forced the second game sooner. If India wants to reach the World Test Championship final, they can’t just say they have “positive intent.” All things considered, they ought to adopt a much more jovial demeanor.

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