India won a big match but then lost three in a row to Australia in another series at the same place. This is the third time India lost every game in a series against Australia when they played at home. What went wrong for India in these matches?
The coach said that fielding and fitness are super important. But in these three games, India missed catching the ball ten times! Seven times in just one of the games. The team had chances to get the other team’s players out early, but they missed them. That helped Australia’s Phoebe Litchfield score lots of points. Even in the third game, they missed chances to get Australian players out.
Jemimah Rodrigues, a player from the team, said they didn’t play as well as they should have, especially in catching. She promised they’d work harder and be better next time.
Batting Order Trouble
India has had a tough time finishing matches, especially when they need to make a lot of runs towards the end. The players who come to bat towards the end, like Richa Ghosh, have been doing okay. But in the series against Australia, Ghosh was moved to bat earlier, and that made it harder for India to score quickly towards the end of the game.
Shafali Verma and Harmanpreet Kaur, who usually score a lot, have been struggling to perform well in recent matches. Verma hasn’t scored many points in her last few games, and Kaur, the team’s captain, also didn’t do well against Australia.
India tried new bowlers in these games, especially spinners. But they had a hard time controlling the game in the middle and towards the end. Australia scored a lot of points in the last few overs of each game, and India couldn’t stop them.
Pooja Vastrakar, who did well in other types of cricket, found it tough to bowl at the end of the game in these matches. Alana King from Australia scored a lot of points against her.
Overall, India faced lots of problems in catching, batting in the right order, and controlling the game while bowling against Australia.