Is India turning out to be the new chokers in world cricket?

Jul 10 26 Comments

They keep on losing in semis and finals.

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  • Microsoft / Eng gdyjl
    For God's sake stop analyzing the game. This is not a game of chance anymore, especially after knowing how much BCCI and by extension the ICC is rotten by corruption.
    Jul 10 0
  • OP
    True. They just needed to play out those first few overs like they have been doing so well throughout the world cup.
    Jul 10 6
    • OP
      Yeah, apart from top three we don't have anyone in the middle order to make 100s.
      Jul 10
    • Salesforce Usbj01
      Pant could potentially get there, but he wasn’t even in the 15 until injury forced shankar out. Jadhav was playing instead of jadeja. Wonder what he would have done today. Lol! In 2011, we had yuvraj, raina and dhoni in the middle order, and sehwag and sachin used to open.
      Jul 10
    • OP
      Exactly. I think in all these matches that we lost in knockouts, we needed at least one player at top to play an innings like gambhir played in cwc 2011 or 2007 finals.
      Jul 10
    • OP
      And with all due respect to nz, I don't think that they are that good to reach finals twice in a row.
      Jul 10
    • Salesforce Usbj01
      I agree. They will be decimated in finals irrespective of who wins aus vs eng
      Jul 10
  • Reliable Software / Eng (. .)
    Kohli is unlucky I guess. Whenever he is captain we are losing. Ipl, CT, world cups etc. Great player and probably a great captain too but I guess unlucky.

    But nonetheless Kane was and is a prodigy apparently
    Jul 10 1
    • Amazon pifc46
      Yeah I think it's time for Rohit to be given the captaincy now.
      Jul 10
  • Amazon pifc46
    NZ just did their homework of the weaknesses of our top order well. After that India wasn't prepared for a top order collapse. This is why it's important to experiment and fail in the league stage and know your vulnerabilities.
    Jul 10 4
    • Amazon kimbo
      Not really, this was unexpected. The top order has been dependable all the while. Look at games from #1, one or the other was able to put up decent runs
      Jul 10
    • OP
      That's what I am saying. Our top order has been so dependable and consistent in league matches, not only now but even in previous world cups. Which is why, I just fail to understand what happens to them in knockouts. You could understand happening this once or twice, may be to one or two players. But all top order failing often and together in knockouts is something not acceptable.
      Jul 10
    • OP
      We should have come better prepared especially after what happened in warm ups against same team.
      Jul 10
    • Amazon kimbo
      Agreed
      Jul 10
  • OP
    And I think, whatever you say about rohit and Kohli, they have been failing in knockouts. 2015 semis, 2017 final, and now today.
    Jul 10 2
    • Microsoft newtoblind
      How about Dhoni? What an unlucky way and wrong time to get out. He always bring it up in big game and many don't like his style but he seemed like a fighter who never give up. I was just feeling bad for him that it was probably his last world cup game or may be last oneday.
      Jul 10
    • OP
      Yeah, feel bad for him. Getting run out like that in probably what will be his last odi, for someone like him who was always considered very good runner. was just heart breaking.
      Jul 10
  • Amazon Lagged
    What does choker mean?
    Jul 10 2
    • Amazon 10022004
      Can’t perform in big moments.
      Jul 10
    • OP
      Keep on winning in league matches but keep on losing in knockouts. And doing this repeatedly.
      Jul 10
  • Netflix iejxue
    So sad to see India losing in semis. But, they never prepared for this! All blame should go to selectors, team management and captain. It takes years to build a strong middle order. Rather than leaning on talented players and grooming them by giving consistent opportunities, they keep rotating the middle order before the World Cup. We ended up having 3 wicket keeper batsmen as our core middle order in a knockout match.

    We should bring some smart head selectors and coach!
    Jul 10 1
  • Amazon kimbo
    I'm not gonna judge anyone but it was such a simple target from a team that is not necessarily formidable. The idiotic mistakes made by the top order forced the team to pay a hefty price even when there were good chances.
    Jul 10 0
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    Jul 10 0
  • Salesforce Usbj01
    Agree. They definitely feel and behave more and more like South Africa
    Jul 10 0