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Shuffling out of the Cup

DNMUM439131 | 7/12/2019 | Author : G Krishnan | WC :1057

Constant chopping and changing in middle-order leading up to and during the tournament came back to haunt India when it mattered most
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Mumbai: India may have begun overwhelming favourites going into the World Cup. But their middle-order woes were exposed when it mattered most, eliminating them in the semifinal stage.
In a way, the knockout blow for India was on the cards, most of it because of their own ill-planning.
Such has been India’s problems from Nos. 4 to 6 that they did not have a settled set of batsmen there in the World Cup, constantly shuffling the personnel.
It all began with Vijay Shankar being earmarked as the No. 4 batsman at the expense of Ambati Rayudu, who was India’s key in that position in the matches leading to the World Cup but dropped like a hot potato for the quadrennial event, leading to his premature retirement out
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