ICC Champions Trophy 2017: India paid the cost for lacking dependable reinforcement for Ravindra Jadeja

Did India fail in group choice? Possibly, yes. Possibly, no!

Scene 1: On 3 June at The Oval, pursuing South Africa’s 299/6, Sri Lanka made a shocking begin to their innings as Niroshan Dickwella and Upul Tharanga included 69 off 50 balls for the opening wicket. It unsettled the Proteas’ opening bowlers, and they mauled their way once again into the amusement through the experience of Morne Morkel and Chris Morris.

Lanka kept up the beat however, and were set at 116/3 in the eighteenth over, scoring at 6.44 runs for every over, when they required six runs for each over from the earliest starting point. They went ahead to lose the match by 96 runs. Why? https://arysports.tv/category/cricket/icc-champions-trophy-2017-cricket/ Imran Tahir took 4/27 and broke their center request, and there was no returning for the pursuing side.

Scene 2: after five days, on Thursday, pursuing India’s 321/6, Lanka were diminished to 11/1 yet recuperated alright. Danushka Gunathilaka and Kusal Mendis put on 159 keeps running for the second wicket, scoring at 6.86 runs for every over, against a required rate of 6.44.

The defining moment of the amusement came when Ravindra Jadeja – India’s solitary spinner – made advances on bowl in the eighteenth over. With just four defenders outside the circle, Gunathilaka and Mendis focused on open zones in the field against the left-arm spinner, especially profound midwicket, as Jadeja was trucked for 36 keeps running in his initial four overs.