The Indian team is in the West Indies these days. Team India has won the third consecutive ODI series of the year. India’s performance in ODI cricket has been good so far. This year, the Indian team has to face defeat in the ODI series only on the tour of South Africa.
But after that Team India has made a big change in its game. The important reason for this change is the ODI World Cup to be held next year (2023). At the same time, before the ODI World Cup, a big weakness of the Indian team has come to the fore.
Team India’s big weakness came before the World Cup
Actually, the Indian team won the three-match ODI series on the West Indies tour. The team had earlier defeated England in the ODI series. Despite all this, a major weakness of the Indian team has come to the fore. The middle order of the Indian team remains a problem. Authentic proof of this is India’s tour of West Indies.
In the second ODI against the Windies team on Sunday, India scored 170 runs in 11 to 40 overs, but also lost 5 wickets with it. In the first ODI also, the Indian team scored 175 runs for the loss of 4 wickets. In 11 ODIs played this year, India has lost a total of 46 wickets in the middle over. According to ICC data, India’s performance in the middle overs in ODIs has been poor.
Strength should be brought in the middle order
In such a situation, the challenge before Team India is to overcome this weakness. The ODI World Cup is going to be played in 2023 next year. Before the World Cup, if the middle order of the Indian team starts performing well, then India can easily travel to the final.
At the same time, it is important for batsmen like Virat Kohli to come in form, because he is an important link in the Indian middle order. Therefore, the Indian team needs to start in this matter as soon as possible.