After India’s disappointing performance in last T20I against England, there have been few questions regarding the performance, team selection etc. Michael Vaughan, former England player went on to say that the Indian T20 team is not ‘that’ good.
In an interaction with Cricbuzz, Michael Vaughan criticized Indian’s policy of chopping and changing. He said that this T20 team is not good enough and Indian team does need the service of Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja. “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.”
Vaughan further explained why Bumrah and Jadeja should be included in the side. “It’s as good as it should be 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.”
Vaughan is not convinced with the batting order change by Virat Kohli. In fact, it was surprising to him. In the third T20I, Ishan Kishan was demoted along with Virat Kohli even after their impressive innings in the second match of the series.
“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,” said Michael Vaughan.