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Nasir Hussain told the big reason for Team India’s exit from T20 World Cup

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Nasir Hussain told the big reason for Team India’s exit from T20 World Cup

Dubai. Former England captain Nasser Hussain believes that India does not play fearlessly in International Cricket Council (ICC) competitions and lack of alternate planning and selection issues were the main reasons for the team’s early exit from the T20 World Cup. India had to bear the brunt of losing the first two matches to Pakistan and New Zealand and the team could not reach the semi-finals of the ongoing T20 World Cup in UAE.

Hussain told ‘’, “You have to express yourself on the field. They (India) have no dearth of talent. This may be the only thing that does not allow India to progress in ICC competitions. In the opening match, Pakistan had to face defeat by 10 wickets. They lost to New Zealand by eight wickets in the next match. New Zealand’s win over Afghanistan on Sunday left India out of the race for the semi-finals.

Hussain said, “I considered him a strong contender for the title. He played IPL here and has many star players in his team. He suffered a setback in the first match itself. The way Shaheen Afridi bowled in the powerplay. The two balls that Rohit (Sharma) and (KL) Rahul got out, many great batsmen could get out on them. They have so many good batsmen in the top order that their middle order doesn’t get too many chances and suddenly you need an alternate plan which is not there.

Hussain said that bringing in Hardik Pandya only as a batsman affected the balance of the team. “I consider India to be a very talented team but sometimes in terms of selection, playing a player like Hardik Pandya as just a batsman changes the balance of the team. Against New Zealand, it was not the right decision for Rohit and Rahul not to open the innings.

Hussain said, “I never separate Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul. He is a world class player. Against New Zealand, young Ishan Kishan was sent to open the innings with Rahul while Rohit came in to bat at number three.

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