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Team India, which defeated Australia in their home country, was considered a contender against England in home conditions. But, England gave surprise in the first Test played in Chennai. Winning by 227 runs, the British are ahead 1-0 in the four-Test series. After 22 years, India has suffered defeat at Chepak Stadium.
Now India have a tough challenge to return to the series. Also, entry into the finals of the ICC World Test Championship has also come under threat. There are seven factors including wrong team selection, weak playing of big stars, due to which Team India has come to the floor of Chepak with the hail of Gaba.
1. It was heavy to miss the toss: The first two days were the best pitch for batting
The match ran for five days on this pitch and a clear result was also revealed. In this sense, it will be called a good and sporting pitch. But at the same time, it proved to be a pitch where the toss became the boss. Batting was easy here for the first two days. England took full advantage of this and bowled out 190.1 in the first innings to put India out of the match.
2. Bad batting of the veterans: Virat, Rahane, Rohit and Pujara together who also follow behind
Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane are the four most senior batsmen of Team India. Together these four could score only 190 runs in this test. Rohit scored 18 runs in two innings. Rahane scored 1 run in two innings. Pujara scored 88 runs in two innings and Virat scored 83 runs in two innings. In contrast, England captain Joe Root scored 218 runs in the first innings of this match alone.
3. Wrong team selection: Ashwin did not get support of second and third spinners
It was expected that Team India will give Ashwin as well as left arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav in the playing-11 in this match. However, this did not happen. The team management preferred Shahbaz Nadeem and Sundar. Ashwin took nine wickets for 207 runs in the match. However, Nadeem and Sundar took just four wickets for 362 runs. The situation could have been better in the presence of Kuldeep.
4. Name Home Advantage: Game adapted to bouncy pitches
The Indian team has spent three months in Australia before the series against England. Because of this, most of the bowlers and batsmen of the team adapted to the bouncy pitches. The last match India played in India was a year ago. At the same time, the England team has been in the subcontinent for almost a month. He had a chance to play two Test matches on pitches like Chennai in Gaul.
5. Underestimate England spinners
Dom Bess and Jack Leach got a chance to play Test matches in India for the first time. Recognizing both to be inexperienced spinners, the Indian batsmen played many rash shots against them and lost wickets. Together, they took 11 wickets in the match.
6. Poor Fielding and Wicketkeeping
In the first innings of England, Indian fielders missed about half a dozen chances. Rishabh Pant’s performance behind the wicket was also weak. Taking advantage of this, England went beyond 550 and this ultimately proved to be an Everest which Team India could not cross.
7. Fatigue: Indian players have been playing continuously since September
Most of the players of the Indian team have been playing high level cricket continuously since September. After playing IPL in September-October, Team India went on a tough tour to Australia. There were also four Test matches followed by One Day, T20. The fatigue of this series did not come down that the series against England started.