Nasser Hussain
Nasser Hussain (Picture by Stu Forster/Getty Photos)

The Indian staff bagged one other bilateral sequence after thumping South Africa within the remaining ODI in Delhi on the October 11. Whereas their type stays unmatched in bilateral contests, the Males in Blue have been underwhelming in ICC tournaments off late. Former England skipper Nasser Hussain weighed in on the subject, labeling India’s method as ‘timid’ at world occasions.

Rohit Sharma, who took over the reins from Virat Kohli final yr has guided India to record-setting wins throughout codecs. However the flamboyant opener’s first main project because the Indian skipper; Asia Cup 2022, led to disappointment after his aspect did not make the ultimate. And whereas they’re enjoying some swashbuckling cricket in the intervening time, Nasser Hussain felt that India’s conservative method with the bat, particularly within the powerplay’s value them dearly within the 2021 World Cup.

“India’s points have been ICC occasions actually. They’ve been going round beating everybody, with a wide range of gamers, they’ve rotated and rested. However the reality is that they’ve performed some timid cricket in world occasions, like nearly gone into their shell. They undoubtedly performed some fearful cricket within the final World Cup, particularly within the powerplays,” Hussain mentioned in a chat with Sky Sports activities.

They’ve to maintain the identical mindset they’ve had within the bilateral occasions: Hussain

The previous English cricketer additionally touched upon India’s T20 World Cup squad, which has received two notable absentees in Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja. However Hussain feels that Suryakumar Yadav’s sensational hitting prowess coupled with India’s present fearless batting method would possibly flip issues round for them on this yr’s event in Australia. He reckoned that India ought to carry the identical mentality into the ICC occasion, that they showcase in bilateral competitions.

“India have gotten to maintain the hitting potential. Suryakumar Yadav has been in unbelievable type. They’re lacking two nice cricketers in Jadeja and Bumrah. They’ve to maintain the identical mindset they’ve had within the bilateral occasions,” the previous captain additional added.