Thursday, January 20, 2022

IND vs SA LIVE: 5 Big reasons that resulted in another series defeat for India in South Africa 

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

IND vs SA LIVE: Series defeat for India in South Africa Another batting failure from Team India feat. Cheteshwar Pujara & Ajnikya Rahane has resulted in Test series in South Africa. The Proteas fort remains unconquered even after 3 decades. Follow India vs South Africa LIVE updates on InsideSport.IN

This was a golden opportunity for Kohli & Co to beat SA amid the famed batting department. But India failed to put up a show with just KL Rahul & Risbhabh Pant emerging as the only positives. One cannot rely only on bowling department to win matches. At InsideSport, we take a look at 5 big reasons for India’s loss.

IND vs SA LIVE: 5 Big reasons that resulted in another series defeat for India in South Africa

SA beat IND 3rd Test: India’s FINAL-FRONTIER stays unconquered, South Africa beat Virat Kohli’s team by 7 wickets, Highlights

Cheteshwar Pujara & Ajinkya Rahane

India batting mainstay & Ajinkya Rahane once again failed to pay dividends for their backing on South Africa tour. The duo managed just 136 runs and 124 runs in 3 Tests at an average of 20+ respectively. They scored a lone fifties each that came in the second Test but couldn’t save India from a loss.

IND vs SA: Final nail in the coffin for Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane after South Africa disaster

– Virat Kohli’s inability to get big score

India captain Virat Kohli failed to score big during the South Africa Tour. His century drought for over two years continued during the Test series. He scored a brilliant 79 in the final Test which was the only fifty from the skipper. He managed to score 161 runs from 2 Tests at an average of 40+

– Why players like Shreyas Iyer not given chance? 

Shreyas Iyer recently scored a magnificent century and followed it with a half-century on his Test debut against New Zealand in Kanpur. But India chose to bank on seasoned pros owing to their experience of playing in challenging conditions.

– BCCI vs KOHLI drama 

One of the biggest letdowns was Virat Kohli’s axe as ODI skipper after India’s disastrous exit from T20 World Cup. In a bid to win the ICC Trophy, BCCI took the decision to sack Kohli without any notice. What followed next was an explosive press conference ahead of South Africa Test series. BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and Virat Kohli made contradictory comments on the decision.

– FLOP Batting display by Indians overall

The Indian batting department looked disastrous throughout the tournament. Except for KL Rahul & Rishabh Pant’s century, there was nothing in the batting department. Even the duo were not consistent.

  • KL Rahul- 226 runs @37.66
  • R Pant – 186 runs @37.20
  • M Agarwal- 135 runs @22.5
  • V Kohli- 161 runs @40.25 (2 Tests)
  • C Pujara- 124 runs @20.66
  • A Rahane- 136 runs @22.66

IND vs SA LIVE: 5 Big reasons that resulted in another series defeat for India in South Africa

IND vs SA LIVE: After batting flop show, Cheteshwar Pujara fails in fielding, drops a dolly of Petersen to potentially hand over series to SA – Watch video

For more sports news and India vs South Africa LIVE updates, follow us at InsideSport.IN

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -