India made two errors and one masterstroke in their Super 12 match against Zimbabwe

On Sunday, November 6, Team India went all guns blazing to thrash Zimbabwe by 71 runs at the MCG

<p><strong>On Sunday, November 6, Team India went all guns blazing to thrash Zimbabwe by 71 runs at the MCG</strong></p>

India has achieved a few high totals in the T20 World Cup.

Before facing England, the Men in Blue will need to closely assess their performance in the Super 12.

On Sunday, November 6, Team India went all guns blazing to thrash Zimbabwe by 71 runs at the MCG, setting up a mouthwatering 2022 T20 World Cup semi-final encounter with England.

After deciding to bat, India recorded an impressive 186/5, led by fifties from KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav. Zimbabwe was bowled out for 115 in the 18th over, with all six bowlers getting wickets. Before facing England, the Men in Blue will need to closely assess their performance in the Super 12.

India made two errors and one masterstroke in their T20 World Cup match against Zimbabwe.

#1st Mistake: Top-order batting strategy

Yes, India has achieved a few high totals in the T20 World Cup, but their batting strategy is just not long-term sustainable. A handful of early wickets or some consistently tight bowling may spell disaster for the Men in Blue, something they were fortunate not to face against Zimbabwe.

KL Rahul was content to play out a maiden in Richard Ngarava's opening over, even though it was easy to push the ball down to a third man or fine leg and go off the strike. He made up for his early blunders, but quality opponents may not allow him the luxury.

While Virat Kohli has been perhaps India's finest batsman in the competition, he has occasionally been stuck at the start of his innings. His last 15 balls against Zimbabwe brought only nine runs.

India must be more focused on making the most of the field constraints, especially if they face difficult matches. Surya Kumar Yadav's skill will not always save them.

#2 Mistakes Rishabh Pant has taken over for Dinesh Karthik.

Rishabh Pant made his T20 World Cup debut against Zimbabwe, replacing Dinesh Karthik. The club management, according to Rohit, intended to give the rookie goalie some playing experience before the knockout rounds, but the decision didn't make much sense.

Karthik has scores of 1, 6, and 7 thus far in the competition and has yet to create an impression. Hardik's declining pace-hitting ability in Australia has left India in desperate need of a finisher, and there's little doubt that the veteran goalie is the team's best option in that area.

Furthermore, England, whom India will face in the semi-finals, lacks a left-arm spinner in their starting XI. And Adil Rashid, despite being named Player of the Match against Sri Lanka, hasn't been at his best.

India, whose objective appears to be to reintroduce Karthik into the mix against England, should have played him on Sunday and eased him back into shape, just like they did with their bowlers.

#3 Materstroke Getting the bowlers into a groove

Each Indian bowler bowled at least two overs and achieved outcomes against Zimbabwe.

While Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, and Mohammad Shami set the tone in the powerplay with one wicket apiece, Hardik Pandya chipped in with Craig Ervine's wicket shortly after the field limitations were relaxed. Shami and Hardik each took another wicket, and the spinners chipped in as well.

Ravichandran Ashwin had three victims, all of whom were left-handed. Axar Patel struggled in the middle as he let up runs, but he still bowled 20 deliveries and took the penultimate wicket.

Even though Axar was not especially outstanding, Rohit saw the greater picture and rested his top fast bowlers near the conclusion of Zimbabwe's innings. He attempted to ease his spinners into a rhythm, allowing them to carry out their objectives.

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