“Solely 5 specialist batters, query marks on the type of 3” – Salman Butt dissects India’s loss in South Africa

Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt reckons India received their strategy in South Africa utterly improper, particularly within the batting division. Butt punched holes in India’s five-batter concept, mentioning that three out of 5 batters went into the collection with questions being requested about their type.

India backed Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane in all three Exams however the duo solely managed one fifty every. Skipper Virat Kohli was additionally beneath strain following an prolonged lean spell. He did moderately properly, scoring 161 in two Exams, however couldn’t break his century-less streak.

Analyzing India’s shock defeat by the hands of an inexperienced South African outfit, Butt acknowledged that India received their planning horribly improper when it got here to their batting. Talking on his YouTube channel, he stated:

“India have to rethink their strategy. Each type and expertise matter. However what we noticed in South Africa was that Rahane and Pujara have been most popular over in-form gamers. On seamer-friendly pitches, you might be counting on skilled gamers who’re off form. As well as, you’re going in with solely 5 specialist batters. Of the 5, there have been query marks on the type of a minimum of three gamers. This was going to make life very troublesome, which is precisely what we noticed.”

In keeping with Butt, India’s batting was being carried by Rohit Sharma and Kohli when he was in type. However the South Africa collection has uncovered the workforce’s weak hyperlinks relatively badly. He added:

“When Rohit Sharma is within the workforce and when Kohli is in type, they bat so properly that they dwarf the weaknesses of the Indian batting. Nevertheless, right here, Rohit was absent attributable to damage. Kohli is in respectable type however isn’t getting huge scores. There was thus higher accountability on the opposite batters, however their response was lower than anticipated requirements.”

The 2 a whole lot scored within the Check collection got here from the Indian camp. Nevertheless, South Africa proved to be the higher batting outfit general, with Keegan Petersen and skipper Dean Elgar developing with vital contributions.

“There was not sufficient venom within the assault” – Salman Butt on India’s bowling

The previous Pakistan opener admitted that whereas the bowlers did an honest job, most of them lacked venom attributable to lack of tempo when the pitch had nothing a lot on supply. He defined:

“Within the bowling as properly, India received motion in pleasant situations. However tempo can also be a weapon. As soon as the ball was not doing an excessive amount of, aside from Bumrah, the others lacked real tempo. There was not sufficient venom within the assault. Shami was additionally efficient solely the place there was motion. India missed Siraj as properly (within the third Check attributable to damage).”

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South Africa clinched the three-match collection 2-1, chasing down 212 with seven wickets in hand on Day four of the Cape City Check on Friday.

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