Meanwhile, former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar also criticised Team India post their defeat to England.
“India did not deserve to meet us in the MCG or be allowed to take a flight to come to Melbourne because their cricket has been exposed today,” Akhtar said on his YouTube channel.
“It is no big deal to reach the semifinals. Indian cricket, I think, is at the lowest right now because when it comes to ICC events, India will need to look at their captaincy, the management will need to take the blame,” he added.
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Akhtar targeted India’s bowling as the key area of concern — selection of Mohammed Shami in the squad, exclusion of Yuzvendra Chahal — who the pacer believes could’ve been of use in the semifinal.
“All of a sudden they added Shami to the squad, he’s a good fast bowler, but didn’t deserve to be in the squad. I can’t tell what the final XI is for India right now. I don’t think India has depth in spin bowling. Chahal could’ve played well. He wasn’t included in the lineup. If Adil Rashid can play, why not Chahal?,” he said.
“On a flat track, they (England) were successful in revealing that Indian fast bowling doesn’t have an express pacer. They don’t have a cut for role spinners. The team went in with confusing selection calls. The Indian fast bowlers are reliant on conditions, they’d only do well if assisted by them,” he added.
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