Live tv
search
  1. You Are At:
  2. English News
  3. Sports
  4. Cricket
  5. Over 66% fans feel flawed team selection led to Asia Cup disaster: Survey

Over 66% fans feel flawed team selection led to Asia Cup disaster: Survey

When it came to the player most missed, Jasprit Bumrah polled in maximum percentage (43.59), but close on heels was Kerala's Sanju Samson, with 42.49 percent.

PTI Reported By: PTI New Delhi Updated on: September 17, 2022 21:56 IST
India vs Sri Lanka, Asia Cup 2022
Image Source : GETTY India vs Sri Lanka, Asia Cup 2022

Highlights

  • A small percentage (3.79) attributed the disaster to excessive cricket while 2.93 percent cited over
  • 34.68 percent blamed it on death overs
  • Flawed bowling changes were reasoned by 40.05 percent.

Over 66 percent of fans feel that poor team selection was one of the primary reasons behind India's recent Asia Cup debacle, revealed in a survey by popular daily Malayala Manorama.

The paper had conducted an online poll on India's Dubai debacle where they failed to reach the final after losing to Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the Super 4 stage.

The media organisation set a questionnaire for the fans to analyze India's poor show.

Asked about the main reason for India's dismal show in the continental tournament, 66.91 percent felt it was "flawed team selection" while 26.37 percent blamed it on over-confidence.

A small percentage (3.79) attributed the disaster to excessive cricket while 2.93 percent cited over-age as the reason.

Another question was which aspect of batting didn't click and it was nearly a tie between those who attributed it to the failure of batting all-rounders (33.09%) and ODI style batsmanship (31.14%).

The question on bowling saw 34.68 percent blaming it on death overs while flawed bowling changes were reasoned by 40.05 percent.

Around 45.30 percent felt that Dinesh Karthik wasn't used properly during the tourney while nearly 19 percent (18.80) wanted better usage of Ravichandran Ashwin's services.

When it came to the player most missed, Jasprit Bumrah polled in maximum percentage (43.59), but close on heels was Kerala's Sanju Samson, with 42.49 percent.

According to the survey, "A majority of the respondents felt that had Bumrah and Sanju been part of the team, India's fortunes in the Asia Cup would have changed.

"Bumrah's absence was felt while bowling in the death overs. Sanju, with his aggressive brand of cricket, would have maintained the scoring rate in the middle overs," many fans noted.

"What the team needs is a proper T20 batsman like Sanju," they stated. 

Latest Cricket News