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Dilip Vengsarkar ‘amazed’ with Indian team deciding to take 20-day break post WTC final loss | Cricket News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: Former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar is “amazed” after understanding that Virat Kohli and his males will probably be on a “three-week holiday” earlier than the beginning of England Test collection after “poor preparation” price them the World Test Championship final towards New Zealand.
Vengsarkar, additionally a former chief selector, feels India performed properly over the 2-yr WTC cycle however their preparation for the final was removed from perfect.

Quarantine restrictions allowed India to play just one intra-squad recreation earlier than the marquee conflict towards a properly ready New Zealand.
“I enjoyed watching Test cricket over this cycle. India did extremely well over this cycle but what cost them in the final was their poor preparation. They went into such a game without any practise games.
“New Zealand alternatively have been match match having already performed two video games (towards England),” he told PTI on Friday.

The players have a three-week break before they reassemble in the UK on July 14 for the five Tests against England beginning in Nottingham from August 4. The scheduling has left Vengsarkar amazed.
It must be mentioned that the six-week break between WTC final and first England Test is due to travel restrictions and COVID-19 protocols for any Indian traveller going to the UK.
“I do not know the way we method this sort of itinerary. Where you go for a vacation in between after which come again to play Test matches. One week break was sufficient post the WTC final. The factor is you want to play repeatedly. I’m amazed this itinerary was authorized.”

Skipper Kohli had spoken about the need for the batsmen to show more intent for scoring runs when conditions are tough for batting like they were in Southampton.
Vengsarkar said that Kohli and Co should have also shown intent in their preparation.
“If he’s speaking about intent, then why did not the team put together correctly for this match? Where was the intent then? They ought to have performed not less than two 4-day video games.
“You want to know whether the players are match fit or not by playing those games. The fast bowlers will know what lengths to hit straightway only in those practice games.”

Vengsarkar mentioned India introduced the most effective out there taking part in eleven two days earlier than the sport regardless of having the choice to play an additional seamer when play started within the rain hit recreation.
“You see, we had beaten Australia with a similar combination more or less. It was the best team they picked under the circumstances. Whether you announce it on the day of the game or day before it doesn’t make much difference. You have an idea about the conditions anyway.”
India missed a quick bowling all-rounder within the eleven and performed two specialist spinners, R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, additionally as a result of of their batting skills.
With Hardik Pandya not match sufficient to bowl frequently within the format, the selectors ignored him for the UK tour. ”
“If he isn’t out there then you concentrate on someone who is offered. In cricket, no one is indispensable. Unfortunately, the BCCI does not have a correct expertise recognizing team. They ought to choose somebody from the U-19 stage and groom him,” said Vengsarkar, who was the chairman of BCCI’s Talent Research & Development Organization (TRDO).
India are yet to win an ICC title under Kohli’s leadership and that remains a mystery for Vengsarkar.
“To be trustworthy, beating Australia earlier this yr was a fantastic achievement. I give loads of significance to such wins. This WTC they simply began, I do not know the way lengthy they might proceed with it.
“I feel if you play in countries like England, you should play best of three games to know where the team stands. Because after this Test, if we have had two more games, the outcome of the final could have been different with India having already played a game.
“I do not know why they don’t seem to be ready to (win an ICC title). They have the mix and the gamers do it.”
For the moment, Vengsarkar also doesn’t see any merit in the split captaincy debate.
“If Virat is sweet sufficient to play in all codecs which he very a lot is, then he ought to proceed main the aspect. He ought to solely get replaced if he does not benefit a spot within the aspect.
“ODI captain taking part in underneath Test captain and vice versa, I do not imagine in that. If Joe Root is taking part in underneath Morgan in ODIs, I do not agree with that as a result of he’s additionally ok to lead that aspect,” the 65-yr-outdated added.



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