When we faced a group stage exit in 2021 T20 world cup, Rohit Sharma was appointed as the new captain of Team India. The new captain promised India of high intent aggressive batting in T20is that we find in England. It was a good ride till it lasted. We saw pathetic batting from openers. No intent whatsoever. Playing maidens after maidens and putting pressure on the likes of Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav to score the bulk. One of the main reasons for our shambolic performance in the tournament.
Going forward, we've to get fresh faces like Prithvi Shaw, Ishan Kishan, Rahul Tripathi or Rajat Patidar in the lineup and give them the free hand to go bonkers at the top, both way. There shouldn't be an anchor at the top. We already have Virat at 3.
Undoubtedly the best performers of the tournament. Virat Kohli failed in just one match in the tournament. He's almost certain to bag yet another player of the tournament in a T20 world cup. Coming into the tournament, he was retuning after a loss of form. But he showed why he's the king. Suryakumar Yadav had two failures, against Pakistan and England respectively. He needs to perform well against top sides in top tournaments.
Lower Middle Order
Didn't get much of chances. But when they did, they failed. The likes of Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik and Axar Patel all failed in the limited chances they got. Ravichandran Ashwin was probably better than the three.
India lost its spearhead, Jasprit Bumrah, before the start of the tournament. Till semis, we did a pretty good job with the ball. But come the semis, there was hardly anything satisfactory. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar is nearly a nothing bowler if not for swing. He has reached the stage of saturation. Arshdeep Singh is a bright light and India is lucky to have him.