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5 reasons why India failed to win the Women’s T20 World Cup 2020

  • Once again, India failed to cross the final hurdle!
Sahil Jain
ANALYST
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Modified 09 Mar 2020, 16:43 IST

Over-dependent on spin

It is no secret that India are a spin-dominant team. Harmanpreet Kaur hasn't been afraid of throwing the ball to her spinners irrespective of that match situation and more often than not, the game-plan has helped choke the opposition team and put them under pressure.

India did that for a large part of this tournament where spinners that did the bulk of the damage with pacer Shikha Pandey chipping in and complementing them nicely. In fact, India went in with four spinners as well and had at least 16 overs of spin almost every game, barring the first two. 

However, on a hard surface at the MCG, playing four spinners backfired and even Shikha Pandey was taken to the cleaners. India could've done with an additional seamer in Arundhati Reddy who played a couple of games at the start of the tournament. It may not have made a big difference but it would've given India a different option as the spinners went for plenty in the final.

Yes, India’s strength is their spinners but their over-reliance and over-dependence may well have been one of the reasons why India lost this T20 World Cup. 


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Published 08 Mar 2020, 17:24 IST
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