Indeed, T20s are all about character, compassion, courage and conviction for a team that believes in leading from the front, setting a pioneering illustration. There were many pluses for Team India in this T20 series victory over England as for their pairings and partnerships in the batting and bowling departments.
The team has fared better in presenting its purpose and tackling opportunities and challenges since the Australia series. Our middle order has significantly and steadily improved for the better as for the likes of players like Washington Sundar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohd Siraj, Shardul Thakur, etc., coming as a bonus, complementing the skill performances of batsmen like Pant, Kohli, Sharma and Dhawan, determined to deliver for the side whenever asked of them.
However, I would expect some improvements in bowling and fielding as it has not been up to the mark, as for the team’s incompetency to do so, especially around power plays. Crawling, starving and struggling in their effort to do so, allowing the opposition to dominate their chase, as was the case when England openers Bairstow and Stokes gave the Indian boys a tough run.
I understand that if the team were to amend its game authoritatively, it would immensely boost their morale and mindset with the T20 cricket world cup scheduled for November this year.