‘I believe that the trouble for India occurs throughout the middle overs’-Cheteshwar Pujara highlights the main problem that Team India has faced in the Asia Cup 2022

Cheteshwar Pujara, a batsman for Team India, believes that the squad’s batting performances in the middle overs are a source of frustration for the team. At the 2022 Asia Cup, the Men in Blue have consistently lost wickets between the seventh and 15th overs, which has led to a poor finish at the tail end of the innings.

Because of Ravindra Jadeja’s injury, the middle order for Rohit Sharma’s team has been rearranged many times. This has thrown a wrench into the already established plan. Lower middle-order batsmen now have the responsibility of bringing the innings to a successful conclusion since both Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya are having trouble scoring runs.

What did Cheteshwar Pujara say?

Pujara thinks that it would be a cause for worry for the Indian side if any of the finishers in the batting order lost their wickets before the end of the game. On ESPN Cricinfo, he was quoted as saying:

“When you have over 50 runs and haven’t lost a wicket in the powerplay, it offers a lot of reassurance to the dressing room. I believe that the trouble for India occurs throughout the middle overs and that we also struggle to end the game successfully.”

Pujara added: “We do not have suitable batsmen batting from overs 15 to 20, since we are losing a lot of wickets in the middle overs. The middle-overs batting is an area in which India has to improve.”

During the match that India played against Pakistan in the Super 4s, Virat Kohli and Deepak Hooda were given the responsibility of ending the innings, but they were only able to score 48 runs in the last five overs.

The Men in Blue scored just 46 runs at the death in the last match against Sri Lanka, and they were reliant on Ravichandran Ashwin for the last few overs of their innings.

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