Former England captain, Michael Vaughan has lashed out at the Indian team for making too many changes in the T20 series. Vaughan was unhappy with Kohli’s decision to change the batting order that worked so well for India in the 2nd T20I. India brought in Rohit Sharma for the third T20I which meant that Ishan Kishan, who stroked a half century while opening the batting, had to bat at 3 while Virat Kohli was pushed to No 4. Vaughan further compared the Indian T20 team to England’s Test team and said that they are not that good.
“India, I didn’t quite understand with the bat in hand how they changed two players who had done so well in the last game. Ishan Kishan, who had opened the batting goes to three and Virat Kohli who played brilliantly at three goes to four. Surely, you keep the substance of what had worked in the previous game, you maneuver a KL Rahul in the middle of the order.”
“You’re up against the best team in the world, and it very much reminded me of England in the Test series. Chopped and changed everything, and they are not that great a Test match team. This Indian T20 team is not that good.”
India have been making constant changes in the T20 team. They opened with KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan in the 1st T20. They dropped Dhawan and brought in Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav for the 2nd T20I. In the last game, they dropped Suryakumar Yadav, who didn’t even got an opportunity to bat in the 2nd T20I. Vaughan feels that the Indian team is missing Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja. Bumrah pulled out of the T20I series due personal reasons while Jadeja is still recovering from a fractured thumb.
“It’s as good as it should bem so when you get things that work, keep it. Keep it till the next game. I do think Bumrah, Ravi Jadeja… put those two into this team, and they just make it so good. You get an extra bowling option and a left-hand batting power with Jadeja and a world-class performer in Jasprit Bumrah.”