India lost ODI series to New Zealand because – Must Read short analysis

India lost ODI series to New Zealand because – Must Read short analysis

India lost second ODI (One Day International) in a row and lost the series with another last ODI to be played on Tuesday. It looks like Jasprit Bumrah either not performing up to his reputation or cricketers understood his change of length balls. He used to alter his line & length at last second as batsmen make wrong decision of defending or hitting.

Batsmen around the world used to defend Jasprit Bumrah more and that creates dot deliveries. And if they want to attack in order to up the ante then they lose wickets. However, Bumrah is not a wicket taking option for India at present.

Moreover, the opposition is happy to finish his spell at 5 or more runs per over without conceding any wicket. Bumrah conceded 53 runs in his ten overs in the first ODI and yet to take a wicket as ODI series ends on Feb 11. India lost series already as it looks unusual at 2-0.  

Mohammed Shami is an aggressive Indian bowler. Hungry for wickets always. But, when required Shami can bowl dot balls too or concede less runs. His target always to make the batsmen play and with his faster deliveries, he claims wickets. He can concede a few boundaries. But he takes the momentum away from the opposition team with his wicket taking deliveries.

India always bounces back in the ODIs when Shami given the ball to claim wickets. He delivers always for India. He’s a performer for India since more than couple of years.

India lost because of these 3 Players 

Shami took 1 wicket in first ODI by conceding 63 runs while Bumrah was wicket-less and conceded ten runs lesser. Bumrah always annoyed if hit for boundaries and he tries hard not to claim wickets but to bowl dot balls.

This is the difference between India’s two top bowlers. Today, Bumrah went for runs in the crucial second ODI and also was wicket-less.

New Zealand scored just 273 runs and the target was easier for India but India lost why? Three players should be blamed for India’s loss. KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, and Jasprit Bumrah. However, the latter missed his bowling partner Mohammed Shami and was expected to perform much better. But, he could have done well and could’ve restricted New Zealand to under 250.

KL Rahul had nothing to lose as the target is not tough for India to crossover. Yet, he played a poor shot and got himself out. Similarly, Shreyas Iyer succumbed to a decent delivery without any necessity to increase the run rate.

Later, Kedar Jadhav also got himself out. The Indian tail did well but Ravindra Jadeja didn’t played smartly. India lost this match not because Virat Kohli got out but Indian batting order performed poorly. Kohli was bowled to an absolute cracker of a delivery by Tim Southee.


New Zealand scored: 273/8 and India lost by 22 runs. India was all-out for 251 without taking the match to the final over. However, India won the toss and elected to field.

Khalid M Raza

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