In the last decade, the Indian cricket team went into every ICC event as one of the strongest contenders to win the title. However, the rub of the green evaded them at crucial phases after their triumphant campaign in the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013. With another ICC event in the form of the 2023 ODI World Cup beginning next month, experts are trying to decode the reasons behind India’s drought on the big stage. In the same vein, Simon Doull recently gave his take on the issue.
“Fearless cricket is their issue. They don’t play fearless cricket enough. They play statistics-driven cricket and they are too worried about their stats too often. And to me that is the one area I am concerned about their batting side,” Doull said on Sky Sports.
“They have got all the talent and some of the best players if not the best players in the world. But it is about playing fearless cricket at the right time of the tournament and I think that is what had really let them down in the last few World Cups. They don’t go out there and take risks because they are so worried about what might be said or what might be printed or what might someone ask them about their place in the team. That’s the one area I am concerned with,” he added.