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IND vs SL – “Shami Sitting At Home, Baffles Me…”: Ravi Shastri After India’s Asia Cup Loss vs Sri Lanka | Cricket News

In two successive video games, India did not defend respectable totals on the Asia Cup and are getting ready to exit from the Tremendous 4 Stage of the continental occasion. After failing to defend 181/7 towards Pakistan on Sunday, they once more faltered whereas defending 173/8 towards Sri Lanka on Tuesday night time. Within the recreation towards Pakistan, India’s Bhuvneshwar Kumar conceded 19 runs within the nineteenth over. Within the recreation towards Sri Lanka, he conceded 14 runs within the nineteenth over. Each the performances, dealt a significant blow to India’s possibilities within the respective video games.

Analysing the loss to Sri Lanka, former Indian cricket group coach Ravi Shastri stated the Indian squad was in need of at the least yet another high quality pacer. Whereas Jasprit Bumrah didn’t function within the Asia Cup resulting from damage, Mohammed Shami was not picked.

“When it’s worthwhile to win, you bought to arrange higher. I believe the choice may have been higher, particularly for the quick bowlers, you already know the situations right here. There wasn’t a lot for the spinner. I used to be fairly shocked that you simply got here right here with simply 4 quick bowlers. You wanted that additional one. Somebody like Mohammed Shami sitting at residence and cooling his heels, baffles me. After the IPL he had, for him not to have the ability to make the minimize is, clearly, I’m seeing one thing totally different,” Ravi Shastri stated on Star Sports activities.

As soon as Shastri gave his take, former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram stated: “Does the coach have enter in deciding on the group?” To this, the previous Group India head coach replied: “He does, however he isn’t a part of the choice. He can solely contribute by saying ‘that is the mixture we would like’, then it’s as much as the captain within the assembly to take that ahead.”

“There ought to have been one additional quick bowler. One spinner much less within the 15-16. You do not wish to be caught in a scenario the place one man has a fever after which you don’t have any one else to play with. You must play one other spinner which will be embarrassing in the long run,” he acknowledged additional.

Within the match, chasing what seemed like a par rating on the innings break, the Sri Lankans have been off to a blazing begin with openers Kusal Mendis (57 off 37 balls) and Pathum Nissanka (52 off 37 balls) placing on 91 runs at a brisk charge.

The fifty was up within the sixth over with each batters frequently discovering the gaps and the boundaries with consummate ease, placing super strain on the Indian bowling assault that seemed clueless towards the optimistic strategy adopted by the 2 Lankan batters.

Nevertheless, leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal had different concepts as he struck twice within the twelfth over to place the brakes on Sri Lanka’s march.

Ravichandran Ashwin despatched again Danushka Gunathilaka (1) to go away Sri Lanka in a spot of hassle at 110 for 3 within the 14th over.

Within the first ball of the subsequent over, Sri Lanka suffered a physique blow as Chahal acquired the large wicket of Mendis, who was trapped lbw in entrance of the wicket.


However Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka and (33 not out) and Bhanuka Rajapaksa (25 not out) remained until the tip to finish the duty for his or her group with a match-winning, fifth-wicket partnership of 64 runs.

With PTI inputs

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